2013-14 Preview: UConn Huskies

Now postseason-eligible, deep Huskies likely to finish near top of AAC

Updated: October 16, 2013, 9:37 AM ET
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN Insider

Elsa/Getty ImageGuard Shabazz Napier is one of five returning starters for the Huskies in 2013-14.

Connecticut Huskies

2012-13: 20-10 (10-8 Big East)
In-conference offense: 1.02 points per possession (7th in Big East)
In-conference defense: 1.01 points allowed per possession (9th in Big East)

At UConn, it finally counts. Barred from the postseason last season due to its low APR, UConn still managed to win 20 games. Now, with all five starters back and much more than pride on the line, the Huskies will have a chance to find out how good they really are. Given the amount of talent the Huskies will line up on the perimeter, that's likely to be better than expected.

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