There’s no doubt that UConn is the overwhelming favorite to win an unprecedented fourth straight national championship and 11th title overall.

In Las Vegas, gamblers can either lay $900 to win $100 if UConn wins, or get 6-1 odds on the field, according to odds at the Westgate Las Vegas sports book.

It’s hard to see UConn losing, as the Huskies have won their last 69 games by double digits, including going 32-0 this season. They’ve trailed just a few times during that streak. Still, as Coach Geno Auriemma said, on any given day UConn could not shoot well and his team might have to find another way to win.

With no disrespect to their early opponents, starting with 16-seed Robert Morris, it would take a monumental effort to have a chance to pull off the historic upset. The Huskies have made it to at least the Final Four in eight straight seasons and odds are that won’t end this year.

Here are a few teams that could have a chance to dethrone the three-time champions if the ball bounces the right way.

BAYLOR: The Lady Bears wouldn’t see the Huskies until the Final Four and are the only top seed that hasn’t fallen to UConn this season. Still if the Huskies’ history plays any role, it’s very rare that a team beats them in the NCAAs when they don’t play in the regular season.

NOTRE DAME: No team has had more success over the past decade against the Huskies than Notre Dame. The Irish had a stretch from 2011-2013 when they won seven of eight meetings, knocking UConn out of the Final Four in 2011 and 2012.

SOUTH CAROLINA: When these teams met last month as the top two in the country, the Gamecocks lost at home by a dozen points. The Gamecocks have the size and talent to compete with UConn, they just need consistent outside shooting.

SOUTH FLORIDA: Sure, UConn beat the Bulls three times this year, but South Florida led the Huskies at the half of one of those games and was competitive in the other two.


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