With a star-studded, five-member freshman class, there is every reason to believe Rutgers could actually have a better team this season than its Final Four team of two years ago or last year's Elite Eight squad.
UConn didn't cruise into the Final Four the way it had cruised in the second half for most of the season. But Tuesday's win was emblematic of a team that took a few wrong turns to wind up where it wanted to go.
The third meeting of the season between UConn and Rutgers -- with a trip to the Final Four on the line -- will be determined by which team rebounds better and takes advantage of its second-chance opportunities.
A win is a win, right? Not if you're Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights' victory Sunday was anything but a thing of beauty -- and none of them were at all pleased or satisfied, despite earning another shot at UConn in the Elite Eight.
This season, Louisville is a lot more than a one-woman show. And because Angel McCoughtry has made the switch from "me" to "we," the Cardinals came away Sunday with a win over Rutgers and a spot in the Big East semifinals.
Despite coming one point shy of its season low, No. 1 UConn put on an offensive clinic -- notching 19 assists on its 26 field goals -- Monday to rout fourth-ranked Rutgers 66-46 and win the Big East title.