1954–55 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1954–55 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Yankee Conference Regular Season Champions
Conference Yankee Conference
1954–55 record 20–5 (8–0 YC)
Head coach Hugh Greer (9th season)
Assistant coach Nick Rodis
Home arena Hugh S. Greer Field House
Seasons
1954–55 Yankee Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Connecticut 7 0   1.000     20 5   .800
Vermont 4 1   .800     6 15   .286
Massachusetts 4 2   .667     10 14   .417
Rhode Island 5 3   .625     17 10   .630
Maine 1 7   .125     4 13   .235
New Hampshire 1 9   .100     4 14   .222

The 1954–55 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1954–55 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 20–5 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 1955 National Invitation Tournament. The Huskies played their home games at Hugh S. Greer Field House in Storrs, Connecticut, and were led by ninth-year head coach Hugh Greer.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
12/1/1954
Rhode Island W 116–77  1–0 (1–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/3/1954*
St. Joseph's (PA) W 79–78  2–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/8/1954*
at Yale W 83–57  3–0
Payne Whitney Gymnasium 
New Haven, CT
12/13/1954*
at Boston College W 117–74  4–0
 
Boston, MA
12/17/1954*
American International W 103–78  5–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/21/1954*
at Manhattan W 90–79  6–0
 
Manhattan, NY
12/27/1954*
Harvard
New England Tournament
W 98–60  7–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/28/1954*
Brown
New England Tournament
W 91–68  8–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/29/1954*
Dartmouth
New England Tournament
L 68–69  8–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/5/1955
New Hampshire W 102–84  9–1 (2–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/6/1955
Maine W 99–58  10–1 (3–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/8/1955
Rhode Island W 92–83  11–1 (4–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/11/1955*
Boston University W 84–75  12–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/15/1955*
Boston College W 95–76  13–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/29/1955*
at Northeastern W 72–44  14–1
Matthews Arena 
Boston, MA
2/2/1955*
Fordham L 65–70  14–2
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/5/1955*
Colgate W 93–85  15–2
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/8/1955*
at Dartmouth L 54–69  15–3
Alumni Gymnasium 
Hanover, NH
2/11/1955
at New Hampshire W 103–85  16–3 (5–0)
Lundholm Gym 
Durham, NH
2/12/1955
at Maine W 116–73  17–3 (6–0)
Memorial Gymnasium 
Orono, ME
2/16/1955*
at Rutgers W 91–78  18–3
College Avenue Gymnasium 
Newark, NJ
2/19/1955
at Rhode Island W 90–72  19–3 (7–0)
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, RI
2/22/1955
Massachusetts W 93–75  20–3 (8–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/26/1955*
Holy Cross L 58–60  20–4
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
National Invitation Tournament
3/12/1955*
vs. St. Louis
First Round
L 103–110  20–5
Madison Square Garden 
New York, 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 5 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 5 November 2015.