Although the American Athletic Conference may be new to college basketball in the 2013-14 season, the Connecticut Huskies will not be. This conference will not have as many good teams as the previous Big East Conference, but it will still have some talented teams. With that said, the Huskies will be good enough to win the AAC in the very first year of its existence.
The toughest opponent that Connecticut will have to play in the conference is by far the Louisville Cardinals. You know, since Louisville did win a national championship this past season and will be returning a bunch of great players.
The Huskies will also be returning some great players, and they could easily have one of the best backcourts in the nation, with Ryan Boatright, Shabazz Napier and Omar Calhoun all coming back.
Louisville will be the clear cut favorite to win the conference and should also enter the season with a top three ranking.
Memphis will also be talented enough to compete for a conference title and Cincinnati will not be an easy opponent to face.
Connecticut is coming off of a 20 win season and should be even better next year. The Huskies finished four games back in the Big East this past season, but not many people expected much from them, since Jim Calhoun was no longer the head coach. Well, Connecticut seems like it will still be a national title contender for years to come regardless.
If this team can rebound the ball better, it could certainly compete with the Cardinals. The talent is there, now it is time to see how that talent will fare on the court.
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