By Mac Cerullo, Sports Editor
Gampel is packed and the student section is absolutely on fire here at tipoff. The fans are definitely excited to be back after the long winter break, and you can’t ask for a better welcome – a matchup of top 10 teams. Villanova comes into the game ranked No. 7, UConn at No. 10, and in the next 40 minutes we will find out a lot more about both these teams.
This afternoon’s starting lineups are as follows.
UConn: Olander, Smith, Lamb, Oriakhi and Walker.
Villanova: Stokes, Pena, Yarou, Wayns and Fisher.