Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Connecticut; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 3 Villanova presents a tough challenge for UConn. UConn has lost both of its games against ranked teams this season. Villanova has won its last seven games against conference opponents dating back to last season.
PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Each of these teams has relied heavily on their seniors this year. R.J. Cole, Isaiah Whaley and Tyler Polley have collectively scored 29 percent of UConn’s points this season. For Villanova, Collin Gillespie, Jermaine Samuels and Caleb Daniels have combined to score 46 percent of the team’s points this season.