Exactly which team is the underdog in Tuesday's Big East final? Yes, UConn has lost six of its last seven to Notre Dame. But the Irish have never won the conference tournament, going 0-for-6 against the Huskies in championship games.
Notre Dame cruised to the Big East championship on the nation's most prolific offense and an often overlooked defense. Will the Irish be kinder to NCAA Tournament foes? That's doubtful, writes Graham Hays.
Through most of this season, it was never clear who the Huskies could count on to lead the way. But Tuesday, with a very animated Geno Auriemma spearheading the effort, UConn jelled to win the Big East tourney title.
In about seven minutes of game time, Charde Houston scored seven points, grabbed four rebounds and played stellar defense to help the Huskies fight off a Louisville rally in the second half of Tuesday's Big East final.