•  Away from home: 11-3.

•  In last 10 games: 8-2.

•  Impressive victories: Nov. 23, at Maui vs. Gonzaga, 65-63; Jan. 7, at Hartford, Conn., vs. Louisiana State, 67-66; Feb. 4, at Indiana, 88-80.

•  Disturbing losses: Jan. 3, at Marquette, 94-79; March 9, at New York vs. Syracuse, 86-84 (OT).

•  Top players: Rudy Gay, F, So., 15.3 ppg., 6.7 rpg.; Rashad Anderson, G/F, Sr., 13.2 ppg.; Marcus Williams, G, Jr., 10.7 ppg., 8.6 apg.

•  Scouting report: Coach Jim Calhoun has at his disposal an impressive collection of height, speed and strength.

•  Revenue/expenses: $7,896,974/$5,524,998.

•  Little-known fact: Connecticut owns the most regular-season Big East men's basketball titles, nine.

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2. TENNESSEE

•  Location: Knoxville.

•  Conference: Southeastern.



•  RPI: 6.

•  Record: 21-7.

•  Against tournament field: 6-5.

•  Away from home: 8-5.

•  In last 10 games: 6-4.

•  Impressive victories: Dec. 17, at Texas, 95-78; Feb. 7, at Kentucky, 75-67; Feb. 22, at Florida, 76-72.

•  Disturbing losses: Dec. 22, at Oklahoma City vs. Oklahoma State, 89-73; March 10, at Nashville vs. South Carolina, 79-71.

•  Top players: Chris Lofton, G, So., 17.3 ppg, 45.3% 3-pt.; C.J. Watson, G, Sr., 15.3 ppg, 4.1 apg.