For San Diego St. Lamont Butler is a player to watch. He has had some big games in this tournament. He scored 18 points against Creighton to secure that one-point win and hit the game winner in the Final Four to beat Florida Atlantic. Butler is clutch and gives this team a big boost when his shot is falling. If the Aztecs are going to win this game, or even cover the spread, he will need to have a big game offensively.
Jordan Hawkins for the UConn Huskies will be a player that the Aztecs will need to keep an eye on. He is a big-time scorer when the team needs him to be. He has two 20-point games in the tournament already and if he goes for 20 or more in this game the Huskies should be walking away with the trophy.
Another player to watch for the Huskies is Adama Sanogo. He not only is the leading scorer for the team but also the leading rebounder. In the tournament he has been super efficient. He has had games where he went 13-17, 11-16, and 9-11 from the field twice. San Diego St. will have to keep him off the offensive glass as he had six offensive rebounds in their win over Iona which is devastating for any team.