Somebody has got to do it. "Does this make me miss the old Big East?" UConn coach Geno Auriemma said, repeating the question that was asked. "I don't want to throw any stones at anybody, but it's ironic that the two best teams in the ACC were teams that used to be in our league. So I'm kind of proud of that, proud that two teams that we had so many great games with ... Some of the games we had with Louisville were classics. And obviously the Notre Dame games were classics. To see them doing what they're doing in that league further illustrates just how good the Big East was." In the final season of the old Big East, three of its teams reached the 2013 NCAA Final Four -- UConn, Louisville, and Notre Dame. There are also those who believe that if a couple of calls had gone South Florida's way in overtime and the Bulls had beaten California in the second round, USF would have taken the path the Golden Bears took to New Orleans and made it a Big East Final Four. "And I miss the characters, too. We don't have coaches in our league like Jeff, thank God," Auriemma added with a smile. "Did you see how far he walks down to halfcourt? I looked at him and went, 'Where are you going?' I was complaining about the one kid and he started arguing with me. Like I'm trying to talk to the ref and he's arguing with me. Man, some things never change. We used to do that crap all the time when we were in the same league." UConn-Louisville stirs Big East memories PS. Drink wine with Geno next Monday night. That is there too. Plus this team will be the first with 4 1500+ scorers. Check it out.