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Open Thread: UConn vs. Louisville

The Huskies take on the Cardinals for the third time this year with the AAC Championship on the line.

Andy Lyons

Here we go.

Both regular season meetings with Louisville were disappointing to say the least. A loss at Gampel, where it never felt like we could get momentum, and then an absolute beatdown at the KFC Yum! Center that we would all like to forget.  But tonight is the only game between these teams that truly matters.

While a win would give the Huskies the first ever American Championship, it is hard to sit here and not think of what else it would mean to UConn.  To go along with that American championship, a win would send Rick Pitino and the Cardinals off to the ACC with a sour taste in their mouths, which couldn’t be more satisfying.  And more importantly, a win tonight would validate what everyone is saying:

Shades of 2011.

Three wins in three days against Memphis, Cincinnati and Louisville.  We would then at least have to make it all the way to the Final Four, right?

A win tonight and I will 100% feel confident picking the Huskies to win the National Championship and everyone else should too.

I’m going with my boy Benny Cantor on this one: UConn by a bucket.

Let’s get it.