Former Big East foes UConn and Syracuse meet Saturday for the first time since 2012.
And while a matchup of the two national basketball powers once elicited excitement on campus no matter the sport, it's being treated this week as just another non-conference game.
"Is it really still a rivalry?" asked UConn coach Bob Diaco, who is in his third year in Storrs. "You guys have a much better perspective of that than I do here. I think it's an exciting matchup of local-like teams and universities."
It's also a matchup of vastly contrasting styles.
UConn (2-1) is a methodical team that runs about 66 plays a game and puts up an average of 330 yards of offense. It wants to win games by controlling field position and time of possession. It is built, Diaco said, to keep games close. The Huskies' three games this season have been decided by a total of 10 points. >> Read more