1953–54 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1953–54 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Yankee Conference Regular Season Champions
Conference Yankee Conference
1953–54 record 23–3 (8–0 YC)
Head coach Hugh Greer (8th season)
Assistant coach Stan Ward
Home arena Hawley Armory
Seasons
1953–54 Yankee Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Connecticut 7 0   1.000     23 3   .885
Massachusetts 5 1   .833     13 9   .591
Rhode Island 4 4   .500     7 14   .333
New Hampshire 2 6   .250     8 10   .444
Vermont 1 2   .333     13 7   .650
Maine 1 7   .125     6 12   .333

The 1953–54 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1953–54 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 23–3 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Yankee Conference, where they ended the season with a 8–0 record. They were the Yankee Conference regular season champions and made it to the first round of the 1954 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Huskies played their home games at Hawley Armory in Storrs, Connecticut, and were led by eighth-year head coach Hugh Greer.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
12/1/1953
at Rhode Island W 90–81  1–0 (1–0)
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, RI
12/3/1953*
American International W 77–49  2–0
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
12/5/1953*
Yale W 56–52  3–0
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
12/8/1953*
at Colby W 79–65  4–0
Wadsworth Gymnasium 
Waterville, ME
12/12/1953*
at Bucknell W 80–64  5–0
 
Lewisburg, PA
12/19/1953*
St. Joseph's (PA) W 85–77  6–0
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
12/28/1953*
vs. Brown
New England Tournament
W 87–63  7–0
Alumni Gymnasium 
Hanover, NH
12/29/1953*
vs. Springfield
New England Tournament
W 80–67  8–0
Alumni Gymnasium 
Hanover, NH
12/30/1953*
at Dartmouth
New England Tournament
W 70–58  9–0
Alumni Gymnasium 
Hanover, NH
1/5/1954
Maine W 108–60  10–0 (2–0)
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
1/6/1954
New Hampshire W 104–48  11–0 (3–0)
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
1/9/1954
Rhode Island W 78–54  12–0 (4–0)
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
1/12/1954*
at Boston University W 62–55  13–0
 
Boston, MA
1/16/1954*
Boston College W 106–81  14–0
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
2/3/1954*
at Fordham L 63–70  14–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium 
New York, NY
2/6/1954*
at Colgate L 68–74  14–2
 
Hamilton, NY
2/9/1954*
at Wagner W 71–61  15–2
 
New York, NY
2/12/1954
at New Hampshire W 107–68  16–2 (5–0)
Lundholm Gym 
Durham, NH
2/13/1954
at Maine W 102–61  17–2 (6–0)
Memorial Gymnasium 
Orono, ME
2/16/1954*
Rutgers W 91–78  18–2
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
2/20/1954
Rhode Island W 79–74  19–2 (7–0)
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
2/25/1954
at Massachusetts W 75–66  20–2 (8–0)
Curry Hicks Cage 
Amherst, MA
2/27/1954*
at Holy Cross W 78–77  21–2
 
Worcester, MA
3/1/1954*
Tufts W 91–69  22–2
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
3/3/1954*
Columbia W 80–64  23–2
Hawley Armory 
Storrs, CT
NCAA Tournament
3/8/1954*
vs. Navy
First Round
L 80–85  23–3
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 
Buffalo, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Schedule Source:[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2012 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Davis, Ken (September 30, 2010). The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault: The History of the Huskies. Atlanta, GA: Whitman LLC. ISBN 0794828035. 
  3. ^ "Connecticut Men's Basketball Archive Schedule". UConn Huskies. Retrieved 3 November 2015.