Connecticut lost a nonconference game to Boston University last night 5-4. The Huskies were the only BIG EAST team in action Thursday night and their loss snapped a seven-game home winning streak.
Four teams are looking to qualify for the BIG EAST Championship this weekend and four others have already clinched; No. 9/9 Louisville, Notre Dame, No. 25/23 USF and DePaul.
The Irish host the Cardinals this weekend in a three-game series that determines the 2013 BIG EAST Regular Season Champion and No. 1 seed at the BIG EAST Championship.
The final four spots remain open and just three games separate teams placed fifth to 11th, setting up for a spectacular regular-season finale this weekend. Play begins at noon Saturday with five doubleheaders scheduled.