By the end of the month, we'll know who they will have to get back there.
The Huskies' roster remains in flux with NBA, transfers and graduation losses making a big unknown as to who actually will be on the roster.
The Huskies could have a team that is preseason ranked in the Top 10, to one that is unranked depending on how it all pans out.
The Huskies, of course, lose Shabazz Napier, Tyler Olander, Niels Giffey and Lazan Kromah as seniors.
On Sunday, the deadline for declaring for the NBA passes and there is no official word on the status of DeAndre Daniels (a possible first round pick) and G Ryan Boatright -- who are both weighing options.
The Huskies also may lose little used F Leon Tolksdorf, who according to the New Haven Register was visiting Bryant College and is contemplating a transfer.
Add in Amida Brimah's injury, which will require shoulder surgery, and the Huskies have an unknown roster makeup right now.
UConn could be losing its top four scorers and top four rebounders off its national championship team.
The Huskies could lose seven players total off the roster and are bringing in four players in transfer Rodney Purvis, Daniel Hamilton, JUCO Sam Cassell Jr. and are expected to get a Letter of Intent from Georgia F Rakim Lubin this week.
So, what's the roster look like that is committed right now?
PG: Terrence Samuel/Sam Cassell Jr.
SG: Omar Calhoun/Rodney Purvis
SF: Daniel Hamilton
PF: Kentan Facey/Rakim Lubin
C: Amida Brimah/Phil Nolan
That's nine roster slots making the Huskies thin. They've been in the market for fifth year transfers and if all the players leave could try and bring in players late (UConn's brought in several players late, so that's not an issue, but a lot of the impact players have already signed LOI.
Lubin hasn't signed yet and Hamilton -- a major wing prospect out of Los Angeles -- only has a scholarship agreement and could back out though Hamilton said he is 100 percent coming.
There is talent left for Kevin Ollie and the Huskies.
Samuel was terrific late in the year and Ollie called Rodney Purvis a "Ferrari" he couldn't drive as he sat out a transfer year. Sam Casell Jr. is an experienced JUCO transfer and Omar Calhoun -- who had a terrible sophomore campaign -- did average 10 ppg. his freshman year. Hamilton is also considered a major wing prospect and UConn's highest rated recruit.
Inside, Brimah will have shoulder surgery that will shelve him for some months but remains an inside force. Nolan improved his game tremendously this year and Facey was just the odd man out, but played well whenever he was given the chance. Lubin's a burly forward that will provide size.