UConn is unanimous pick

Pedersen, Appel's ankle, rebounding and Stanford guards among X factors

Originally Published: April 5, 2010
ESPN.com

Stanford and Connecticut meet for the second time this season -- and for the third consecutive Final Four and fifth time overall in the NCAA tournament -- in Tuesday's national championship game. The Huskies beat Stanford on Dec. 23, 80-68, in Hartford, Conn., after trailing by two points at halftime (it was UConn's closest win of the season). UConn is riding a NCAA Division I women's record 77-game win streak, has won every game in that span by double figures, and is one win shy of becoming just the second NCAA Division I basketball team to post back-to-back undefeated seasons (joining the UCLA men in 1973-74). ESPN.com's and ESPN's analysts take a look at the X factors and predict the winners of Tuesday's NCAA title game, which pits the nation's No. 1- and 2-ranked teams.