Louisville Cardinals Will Be Connecticut Huskies' Biggest Challenge In AAC

By Trevor Lowry
Ryan Boatright NCAA Basketball: Connecticut at South Florida
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Connecticut Huskies will be allowed to make the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Not only will they be able to make the dance, though, but they will have a talented enough team to compete for a national championship. Regardless, the Huskies will be playing in the all new AAC and the Louisville Cardinals will be by far their biggest challenge in the conference.

Louisville will easily be one of the best teams entering the 2013-14 college basketball season. So yeah, it will definitely be a thorn in the Huskies’ side and will also be the favorites to win the AAC.

Still, with Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and other great players returning, Connecticut will be talented enough to beat the Cardinals.

Memphis will certainly have a team that can compete for a conference title, but I still think it has a little ways to go under Josh Pastner. Maybe next year will finally be the year that this team makes a deep run under Pastner in the tourney, since the Tigers did win 31 games this past season.

Connecticut could possibly have one of the best backcourts in college hoops, which will do them wonders on the season. Napier and Boatright both averaged over 15 points per game on the season.

Jim Calhoun may no longer be the coach, but that has not stopped Connecticut from being competitive. It is coming off of a 20-win season, when no one really knew what to expect from it.

Well, Connecticut will have a top 25 team and it will definitely be good enough to challenge Louisville for a conference championship. It should be a great first year in the AAC as a result.

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