1. Under Jim Calhoun the Huskies were known as an offensive rebounding team. In the past decade they never failed to rank among the 25 best teams in the nation in OR%. But Kevin Ollie's system is different (as are many of the players) and this year they're 316th nationally. Against Marquette they grabbed just 7 offensive rebounds, which equates to 19% OR%. Last year they averaged 37%, which was their lowest in over a decade. It was the 4th time this season (13 games) it was under 20%, compared to once last year in 34 games.
2. UConn is one of the best team's in the nation at blocking shots. Currently, they're 59th, but that includes just one block vs Marquette. The last time they had just one block in a game was March, 2011.
3. Junior Cadougan did a lot of good things against UConn, including breaking a 5-minute streak with no made field goals by Marquette with a buzzer beater long three to force overtime (oh, and it was the first 3-pointer Marquette made all night). For the game the senior had 18 points (tying his season high) and 5 assists.
4. 290 lb pound Davante Gardner could be an absolute beast if he ever really got in shape. The big man is great at drawing fouls (6.2 per 40 minutes) and even better he knocks down his free throws. Against UConn he made 10-10, and is now shooting 84.7% from the line.
5. Marquette made just 2-16 3s. The only time they've shot worse this year was in their 1-9 performance against Savannah State. This will be an ongoing problem as they're currently 269th in 3-point%.