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Huskies Picked to Finish 2nd in AAC

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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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