As it turns out, losing to UConn in the regular season might not hurt a team's NCAA profile too much. But landing in the eighth spot in the S-curve -- and in the same regional as the Huskies -- is the thing to be wary of.
Determining the No. 2 seeds will be the selection committee's toughest task next weekend. But this season, being a 3-seed has its advantages, like playing on a neutral site in the first and second round.