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Season took its toll on UConn's No. 1s

Updated: March 19, 2004, 1:01 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The photograph, less than four months after the fact, already looks like a quaint piece of history:

There is Emeka Okafor in push-up mode, grinning for the camera. And there, oddly enough, is Diana Taurasi, standing on his back, arms spread wide in a comical surfing pose. She, too, is beaming.

"Will UConn be the Ones?" ESPN The Magazine asked coyly.

That was back on Nov. 24, when Connecticut's basketball teams were both preseason choices for the No. 1 ranking and Okafor and Taurasi ...

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