There was no question who Connecticut would turn to with the game on the line against No. 7 Villanova on Monday. And Kemba Walker answered once again by hitting the game-winning shot.

Walker is the second-leading scorer in the country -- averaging 25.6 points a game -- and he's put up those numbers against one of the toughest schedules.

Although he struggled on Monday -- hitting just 6 of 18 shots -- Walker finished with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 61-59 win over the Wildcats.

In six games against ranked teams this season, Walker has averaged 25.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists and was named the Maui Invitational MVP after leading UConn to victories over Michigan State and Kentucky.

With UConn being one of nine ranked teams in the Big East, Walker will have plenty more chances to showcase his talents against the best in the country.