FSU Basketball: A FSU Fan's Guide to The Final Four

FSU Basketball fans, come with me on an Odyssey of the NCAA Tournament's remaining contenders. We will look through the program's history, the team's performance this season, and the tournament's storylines as we create vested interests for ourselves to make these last six games all the more entertaining.

Zach Edey of the Purdue Boilermakers in action against the Tennessee Volunteers
Zach Edey of the Purdue Boilermakers in action against the Tennessee Volunteers / SOPA Images/GettyImages
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UConn Men's and Women's teams

UConn has built itself into a college Basketball powerhouse. On the Women's side, they have 11 NCAA tournament Championships under Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma and are a post season mainstay.

Whether they are in the Big East Conference or the American Athletic Conference, the UConn Huskies have dominated. Always finding and grooming the best talent in the Women's game with alumni such as Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart, and now Paige Bueckers, the Huskies win with machine-like efficiency.

Always getting the nation's best players, developing them, and adding them to a system that complements their abilities, the Huskies have had five undefeated seasons in their history. This year, they sit at 32-5 with a match-up against USC set for tonight to decide if their season ends, or if they go on to the women's final four.

Their male counterparts are not as dominant, but no one is. The men's Huskies team has won five national championships, and are the incumbent looking to win back-to-back titles.

The Huskies have made the big dance a whopping 36 times since 1951. Of those 36 trips, seven have gone to the final four. They have been even more overwhelming in their conference as they have won their conference tournament 11 times and were regular season champs eight times.

This season they have added to those tallies and continued to execute a great back-to-back campaign. They have only lost three games all season, and don't plan for that to increase any time soon.

If you're going to root for either UConn team, it would be like rooting for Joey Chesnut in a hot dog eating contest or the New England Patriots during the 2000s and 2010s. It is not like rooting for more mainstream blue bloods like Duke or Kansas, but they are just as dominant in their conference and as a program.