Tale of the Tape: Battle in Seattle

OK, so it isn't the Thrilla in Manila, but the Battle in Seattle brings together two top 10 teams as an early holiday present. Mix in the history between Gonzaga and Connecticut -- last year's nailbiting win by the Bulldogs, the 2005 Denham Brown buzzer-beater for UConn in Maui and the 1999 showdown in the Elite Eight -- and you've got all the makings of a battle worthy of a Tale of the Tape:

Dana O'Neil covers college basketball for ESPN.com and can be reached at espnoneil@live.com.