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UConn 'presence' plays its part

Does win streak perpetuate itself? Some foes already seem overwhelmed at tipoff

Originally Published: December 20, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Ohio State is not a lousy team. The Buckeyes were obliterated by 31 points on national television by UConn on Sunday as the Huskies reached 88 wins in a row … but Ohio State isn't terrible.

Neither are a lot of teams that have been made to look that way by the Big Blue Machine during its ongoing journey of perfection.

So why have so many opponents looked hopeless against UConn? Why did people, quite frankly, not expect the Buckeyes to really challenge UConn? ...

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