1958–59 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1958–59 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Yankee Conference Regular Season Champions
Conference Yankee Conference
1958–59 record 17–7 (8–2 YC)
Head coach Hugh Greer (13th season)
Assistant coach Nick Rodis
Home arena Hugh S. Greer Field House
Seasons
1958–59 Yankee Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Connecticut 8 2   .800     17 7   .708
Maine 7 3   .700     15 7   .682
Massachusetts 5 5   .500     11 13   .458
Rhode Island 5 5   .500     8 12   .400
Vermont 4 6   .400     12 10   .545
New Hampshire 1 9   .100     9 14   .391

The 1958–59 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1958–59 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 17–7 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Yankee Conference, where they ended the season with a 8–2 record. They were the Yankee Conference regular season champions and made it to the first round in the 1959 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 thirteenth-year head coach Hugh Greer.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
12/3/1958*
American International W 76–63  1–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/6/1958*
at Yale W 60–52  2–0
Payne Whitney Gymnasium 
New Haven, CT
12/9/1958
New Hampshire W 77–46  3–0 (1–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/13/1958*
at Boston College L 55–81  3–1
Roberts Center 
Boston, MA
12/15/1958
Massachusetts W 71–67  4–1 (2–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/17/1958*
at Colgate W 72–57  5–1
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
12/20/1958*
vs. Manhattan W 59–57  6–1
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
12/22/1958*
Georgetown
Rivalry
W 76–68  7–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/27/1958*
Temple W 64–46  8–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/3/1959*
Fordham W 74–63  9–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/6/1959
Maine W 73–58  10–1 (3–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/10/1959*
Holy Cross L 50–74  10–2
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/13/1959
at New Hampshire W 65–51  11–2 (4–0)
Lundholm Gym 
Durham, NH
1/17/1959
at Vermont W 82–69  12–2 (5–0)
 
Burlington, VT
1/31/1959
Maine W 72–61  13–2 (6–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/7/1959
Vermont L 60–61  13–3 (6–1)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/10/1959*
at Boston University L 55–67  13–4
 
Boston, MA
2/14/1959
Rhode Island W 70–64  14–4 (7–1)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/16/1959
at Massachusetts L 79–80 OT 14–5 (7–2)
Curry Hicks Cage 
Amherst, MA
2/18/1959*
Syracuse
Rivalry
L 64–72  14–6
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/21/1959*
at Holy Cross W 71–69  15–6
 
Worcester, MA
3/4/1959
at Rhode Island W 87–63  16–6 (8–2)
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, RI
3/7/1959*
at Rutgers W 80–55  17–6
College Avenue Gymnasium 
Newark, NJ
NCAA Tournament
3/10/1959*
vs. Boston University
First Round
L 58–60  17–7
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 11 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 11 November 2015.