No. 1 Connecticut
Location: Storrs.
Conference: Big East.
RPI:: 3.
Record: 27-3.
Against tournament field: 12-3.
Away from home: 11-3.
In last 10 games: 8-2.
Impressive victories: Nov. 23, at Maui vs. Gonzaga, 65-63; Jan. 7, at Hartford, Conn. vs. LSU, 67-66; Feb. 4, at Indiana, 88-80; Feb. 26, home vs. Villanova, 89-75.
Disturbing losses: Jan. 3, at Marquette, 94-79; Mar. 9, at New York vs. Syracuse, 86-84 (OT).
Top players: So., Rudy Gay, F, 15.3 ppg., 6.7 rpg.; Sr., Rashad Anderson, G/F, 13.2 ppg., Jr., Marcus Williams, G, 10.7 ppg., 8.6 apg.
Scouting report: The Huskies have a most impressive collection of long arms, height, speed and strength. Coach Jim Calhoun has withstood criticism over his handling of player suspensions after computer theft incident to coax a some dominant performances out of his team.
Revenue/expenses: $7,896,974/$5,524,998.
Little-known fact: Connecticut owns the most regular-season Big East men's basketball titles, nine.

No. 2 Tennessee
Location: Knoxville.
Conference: Southeastern.
RPI:: 6.
Record: 21-7.