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Huskies Picked to Finish 2nd in AAC

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    The Huskies won 20 games last year and it was a surprise to everyone outside the program. But the UConn men's basketball team won't be sneaking up on people in 2013-14: they're preseason favorites to finish second in the American Athletic Conference, behind defending national champion Louisville.

    This is the Cardinals' first and last year in the AAC; in 2014-15, they'll join the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    Huskies guards Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright earned individual all-conference honors, as well.

    Here's the rest of the coaches poll:

    1. Louisville (9)
    2. UConn (2)
    3. Memphis
    4. Cincinnati
    5. Temple
    6. SMU
    7. Houston
    8. South Florida
    9. Central Florida
    10. Rutgers

    First team all-conference
    Russ Smith, Louisville
    Shabazz Napier, UConn
    Chane Behanan, Louisville
    Joe Jackson, Memphis
    Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati

    Second team all-conference
    Ryan Boatright, UConn
    Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
    TaShawn Thomas, Houston
    Isaiah Sykes, Central Florida
    Anthony Collins, South Florida
    Victor Rudd, South Florida

    Preseason Player of the Year: Russ Smith, Louisville

    Preseason Rookie of the Year: Keith Frazier, SMU

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