RECORD 17-14, 7-11 Big East
COACH Jim Calhoun
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Jerome Dyson, G, 17.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists; Kemba Walker, 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.0 steals; Stanley Robinson, F, 14.9 points, 7.7 rebounds; Gavin Edwards, F, 10.7 points, 6.6 rebounds
KEY FACTS Since beating then-No. 1 Texas, UConn has lost eight of 12 games. The Huskies haven't won their first Big East Tournament game since 2005, losing the epic six-OT game to Syracuse last year in the quarterfinals.
MATCHUP Calhoun took a health-related leave of absence just before UConn beat St. John's, 75-59, in Hartford on Jan. 20 in their only meeting. Red Storm coach Norm Roberts said: "They scored way too many baskets without us defending them. We gave them layup after layup after layup."