I have been on this board for two years, posted a few times last year, this is my first time this season. So many people posting are concerned with backlash or offending other fans. UConn fans are no different than other fans of successful programs (i.e-Alabama-football). There are two types of fans: Those that just try to enjoy the journey and each game, and those that see each game as a prelude to winning the national championship. Like it or not, the bar was set a long time ago. Anything short of a national title will be a disappointment. Think back to last year. That team exceeded everyone's preseason's expectations. Yet, losing to MSU in the semi's felt like a disappointing season. They were 36-1 and yet it was a disappointment because that's what happens when you are UConn. Same thing this year. Many may see the game w/ Louisville as a double-digit victory. Others will see that UConn was outscored the final 3 quarters and worry about what may happen "down the road". If this was a NC State forum, the journey would be easy and whatever happens is gravy. Fans are used to national titles at UConn so forgive those that see "chinks in the armor". I fall in this category and here are my concerns: * Despite a strong 4th quarter, Z has to finish better * Gabby, despite being the most gifted player in the game, has to take and hit the shot from the free throw line extended, teams are giving her wide open looks and if she misses one or two, she stops shooting it entirely allowing defenses to double-team * Megan has to get some swagger and play like a starter. She looks tentative It seemed like Louisville had a number of offensive boards in the 2nd half. Gabby and Lou need some bench time in the first half to be fresh late..