Who would have thunk it? All season long, the talk was whether UConn could avenge its loss to Rutgers in last season's Big East Tournament finals. Then in February, the Scarlet Knights dealt the Huskies their only defeat of the season. Sure, the Huskies avenged the defeat to close out the regular season, but everyone waited to see what would happen in the conference tournament.
But something funny happened on the way to Hartford. Rutgers lost to Louisville, ending any hope and hype of a rematch.
Just when both sides thought they were clear of each other, the NCAA selection committee played a cruel joke on both teams by placing them as teams 1 and 2 in the Greensboro region. Now that each team has won three games, they are set to meet again Tuesday with the winner advancing to the Final Four.
For everything these squads have gone tbrough this year, it's only fitting that they need to go through each other to make it to Tampa next weekend.