1977–78 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1977–78 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Conference Independent
1977–78 record 11–15
Head coach Dom Perno (1st season)
Assistant coach Jim O’Brien
Assistant coach Arthur A. Perry
Home arena Hugh S. Greer Field House
Hartford Civic Center
Seasons
1977–78 NCAA Division I men's basketball independents standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 DePaul       27 3   .900
#18 Detroit       25 4   .862
Illinois State       24 4   .857
#8 Marquette       24 4   .857
Texas–Pan American       22 4   .846
VCU       24 5   .828
Fairfield       22 5   .815
North Texas State       22 6   .786
Syracuse       22 6   .786
Rhode Island       24 7   .774
Providence       24 8   .750
Utah State       21 7   .750
Georgetown       23 8   .742
#6 Notre Dame       23 8   .742
Holy Cross       20 7   .741
Northeast Louisiana       20 7   .741
UNC Wilmington       19 7   .731
St. Bonaventure       21 8   .724
UNLV       20 8   .714
Virginia Tech       19 8   .704
James Madison       18 8   .692
Maine       17 8   .680
Army       19 9   .679
Dayton       19 10   .655
St. Francis (NY)       16 9   .640
Iona       17 10   .630
William & Mary       16 10   .615
Air Force       15 10   .600
Loyola (IL)       16 11   .593
Mercer       16 11   .593
Oklahoma City       16 11   .593
Boston College       15 11   .577
Butler       15 11   .577
Saint Francis (PA)       15 11   .577
South Carolina       16 12   .571
Siena       13 10   .565
Navy       14 11   .560
Milwaukee       15 12   .556
Niagara       14 12   .538
Northeastern       14 12   .538
Southern Mississippi       13 12   .520
Portland State       14 13   .519
Stetson       14 13   .519
Oral Roberts       13 14   .481
Xavier       13 14   .481
Cleveland State       12 13   .480
Tennessee State       11 12   .478
Catholic       12 14   .462
Georgia Southern       12 15   .444
Northwestern State       12 15   .444
Connecticut       11 15   .423
Old Dominion       11 15   .423
Vermont       11 15   .423
Boston University       10 15   .400
Hardin–Simmons       10 16   .385
Campbell       9 15   .375
Centenary (LA)       10 17   .370
Denver       10 17   .370
Colgate       9 17   .346
East Carolina       9 17   .346
Long Island       8 18   .308
Saint Peter's       8 18   .308
Charleston Southern       8 19   .296
Samford       8 19   .296
Canisius       7 19   .269
Houston Baptist       7 19   .269
New Hampshire       7 19   .269
Wagner       7 19   .269
Evansville       1 3   .250
Fairleigh Dickinson       6 18   .250
Valparaiso       6 19   .240
Robert Morris       4 19   .174
Richmond       4 22   .154
Hawaii       1 26   .037
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977–78 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1977–78 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with an 11–15 overall record. The Huskies were an NCAA Division I Independent school for men's basketball this year. The Huskies played their home games at Hugh S. Greer Field House in Storrs, Connecticut and the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and were led by first-year head coach Dom Perno.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/26/1977*
Fordham W 73–62  1–0
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
11/30/1977*
at Syracuse
Rivalry
L 61–101  1–1
Manley Field House 
Syracuse, NY
12/3/1977*
Yale W 73–57  2–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/6/1977*
New Hampshire W 82–68  3–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/10/1977*
at Boston University L 61–66  3–2
Case Gym 
Boston, MA
12/14/1977*
at Massachusetts L 64–74  3–3
Curry Hicks Cage 
Amherst, MA
12/28/1977*
Niagara
UConn Classic
L 72–96  3–4
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
12/29/1977*
Manhattan
UConn Classic
W 75–68  4–4
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
1/3/1978*
Colgate W 76–57  5–4
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/6/1978*
St. Francis (NY) L 81–84  5–5
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/7/1978*
at New Hampshire W 60–50  6–5
Lundholm Gym 
Durham, NH
1/10/1978*
at Rhode Island L 68–78  6–6
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, RI
1/14/1978*
at Harvard W 73–72  7–6
Malkin Athletic Center 
Cambridge, MA
1/17/1978*
Massachusetts W 56–49  8–6
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
1/21/1978*
Providence L 47–57  8–7
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
1/25/1978*
Boston University W 80–63  9–7
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/27/1978*
vs. Holy Cross
Colonial Classic
L 63–78  9–8
Boston Garden 
Boston, MA
1/28/1978*
vs. Boston College
Colonial Classic
L 72–102  9–9
Boston Garden 
Boston, MA
2/4/1978*
at Rutgers L 70–78  9–10
Louis Brown Athletic Center 
Piscataway, NJ
2/9/1978*
at St. Peter's L 71–95  9–11
Yanitelli Center 
Jersey City, NJ
2/11/1978*
Rhode Island L 61–70  9–12
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/15/1978*
at Maine L 73–79  9–13
Memorial Gymnasium 
Orono, ME
2/18/1978*
Vermont W 59–48  10–13
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/22/1978*
Boston College L 74–76  10–14
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/25/1978*
Manhattan W 57–54  11–14
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/28/1978*
at Fairfield L 57–63  11–15
Alumni Hall 
Fairfield, CT
*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 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 29 December 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 29 December 2015.