After the 2014 team will try and position itself for a run.
The past meets the present today as UConn hosts SMU. Former UConn players from the 1999 title team will be on hand, including Khalid El-Amin, who will go into the Huskies of Honor, as well as former All-American Richard Hamilton, who won an NBA Championship with the Pistons, coached by SMU's Larry Brown at the time.
Today's game has a lot at stake as the conference standings will become crucial to the AAC tourney hopes. SMU. which beat UConn 74-65 in January, is 21-6 and 10-4 in conference. UConn is 21-5 and 9-4. The AAC has five top NCAA caliber teams, and five bottom feeders. The key for teams is to avoid the 4-5 game, which would pit two very good teams against each other in the quarterfinals. The third place team would play Houston right now.
SMU is coming off a 68-64 win over Houston, but has struggled on the road a bit with losses to USF and temple, two schools that are in the bottom of the league standings.
The Mustangs are led by Nic Moore's 14.1 ppg. and Markus Kennedy's 11.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
UConn plays at USF this week before next Saturday's showdown with Cincinnati. UConn completes the season home against Rutgers (March 5) and at Louisville on March 8.