2nd toughest Kansas basketball game: vs. No. 6 UConn Huskies
The reigning national champions visit Allen Fieldhouse in November. UConn went on a tear last year in the NCAA Tournament, and I’m not sure anyone in the country would have beaten them during those three weeks.
Dan Hurley has done a tremendous job with UConn to bring them back to relevancy after Kevin Ollie gutted the program in 2018. Hurley has quickly rebuilt the Huskies back to a national power in just five years.
Last year’s UConn team had zero weaknesses and was one of the most well-rounded teams all year long. They got hot at the right time with guys like Tristen Newton, Jordan Hawkins, and Adama Sanogo carrying the load.
This year’s UConn team will be much different but still potent. They bring back Donovan Clingan, Tristen Newton, and Alex Karaban, who all played key roles on last season’s national championship team. They also bring in 5-star Stephon Castle and Rutgers transfer Cam Spencer to help fill the void of NBA lottery pick Jordan Hawkins.