Boy, I say boy....
While I cannot take issue with your correct assessment regarding the 5 elite players in UConn's starting lineup, or the fact that SC has a wealth of talent just waiting to make it's way the scorers table, I feel it's my duty as a fellow American to point out what may be less obvious to the casual passerby. Since I look forward to your keen wit and overall basket ball knowledge which permeates your typically insightful posts, I take no pleasure in dispelling this myth you are attempting to promote.
On UConn's bench is arguably THE top post defending/shot blocking/rebounding center sitting on anyone's bench in all the land. Alongside the "Sultaness of Swat", is a freshman with unique athletic and basketball skillsets, who's contributing measurably in most areas while gaining that often elusive but all important confidence with every outing and a 2nd year combination guard who although hasn't performed consistently up to expectations is more than capable of dropping 2, or 3 long range bombs on an unsuspecting foe who may consider her an afterthought.
Since we all know UConn's top 6 players are as good as it gets in the collegiate game and they are more than capable of going 38+ minutes at breakneck speed, I believe it might be folly to game plan around the hope that somehow, UConn, a team that hasn't experienced real foul issues since a handful of officials succumbed to the less than Academy Award winning tactics of the "diva" led Flopping Irish.
In my less than expert opinion, I believe this game will come down to SC's ability to maintain a level of play over 40 minutes that they may not be accustomed to. If SC can go wire-to-wire at this elevated level, this should be a highly competitive affair, worthy of a 1 versus 2 matchup.