1955–56 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1955–56 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Yankee Conference Regular Season Champions
Conference Yankee Conference
1955–56 record 17–11 (7–1 YC)
Head coach Hugh Greer (10th season)
Assistant coach Nick Rodis
Home arena Hugh S. Greer Field House
Seasons
1955–56 Yankee Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Connecticut 6 1   .857     17 11   .607
Massachusetts 5 1   .833     17 6   .739
Rhode Island 6 2   .750     11 14   .440
Vermont 2 3   .400     6 12   .333
Maine 3 5   .375     6 12   .333
New Hampshire 0 10   .000     2 15   .118

The 1955–56 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1955–56 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 17–11 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Yankee Conference, where they ended the season with a 7–1 record. They were the Yankee Conference regular season champions and made it to the sweet sixteen in the 1956 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Huskies played their home games at Hugh S. Greer Field House in Storrs, Connecticut, and were led by tenth-year head coach Hugh Greer.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
12/1/1955*
American International W 91–76  1–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/5/1955
New Hampshire W 83–63  2–0 (1–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/7/1955*
Yale L 87–92  2–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/16/1955*
at St. Joseph's (PA) W 71–66  3–1
Hagan Arena 
Philadelphia, PA
12/19/1955*
Manhattan L 82–85  3–2
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/22/1955*
at NYU W 90–82  4–2
 
New York, NY
12/28/1955*
vs. Brown
New England Tournament
W 72–66  5–2
 
Waterville, ME
12/29/1955
vs. Massachusetts
New England Tournament
W 73–69  6–2 (2–0)
 
Waterville, ME
12/30/1955*
at Colby
New England Tournament
W 79–71  7–2
 
Waterville, ME
1/4/1956*
Holy Cross L 68–85  7–3
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/7/1956
at Rhode Island W 88–86  8–3 (3–0)
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, RI
1/14/1956*
Boston College W 88–57  9–3
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/17/1956
at New Hampshire W 93–56  10–3 (4–0)
Lundholm Gym 
Durham, NH
1/27/1956*
at Syracuse
Rivalry
L 82–102  10–4
Oncenter War Memorial Arena 
Syracuse, NY
1/28/1956*
at Colgate W 82–80  11–4
 
Hamilton, NY
2/1/1956*
at Fordham L 72–82  11–5
Rose Hill Gymnasium 
New York, NY
2/4/1956*
Niagara L 81–84  11–6
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/6/1956
Maine W 94–68  12–6 (5–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/7/1956*
Rutgers W 105–85  13–6
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/10/1956
Maine W 109–96  14–6 (6–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/11/1956*
at Colby L 88–93  14–7
 
Waterville, ME
2/16/1956*
Northeastern W 80–74  15–7
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/18/1956
Rhode Island W 93–90  16–7 (7–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/21/1956
at Massachusetts L 85–87  16–8 (7–1)
Curry Hicks Cage 
Amherst, MA
2/27/1956*
at Holy Cross L 75–84  16–9
 
Worcester, MA
NCAA Tournament
3/13/1956*
vs. Manhattan
First Round
W 84–75  17–9
 
New York, NY
3/16/1956*
vs. Temple
Sweet Sixteen
L 59–65  17–10
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/17/1956*
vs. Dartmouth
Consolation Round
L 64–85  17–11
 
Philadelphia, PA
*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 7 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 7 November 2015.