Most teams long to have tournament experience to carry over from season to season.
No team, though, has tournament success to lean on like Connecticut.
The fourth-ranked Huskies headline the eight-team Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island in the Bahamas, where they open play Thursday night against North Carolina-Asheville.
Connecticut (4-0) was at its best last season in must-win situations - three victories in a loaded field to capture the Maui Invitational and five wins in five days to claim the Big East tournament title after a ninth-place finish.
After parlaying the Big East championship into a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament, UConn won its final six games for its third NCAA tournament title in school history as star guard Kemba Walker capped his collegiate career in grand style.
With Walker waiting for his NBA rookie season to start, the Huskies are more of a two-man show this season. Jeremy Lamb and Shabazz Napier have established themselves as the primary scorers, aver...