1978–79 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1978–79 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Independent
1978–79 record 21–8
Head coach Dom Perno (2nd season)
Assistant coach Greg Ashford
Assistant coach Jim O’Brien
Home arena Hugh S. Greer Field House
New Haven Coliseum
Seasons

The 1978–79 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1978–79 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 21–8 overall record. The Huskies were an NCAA Division I Independent school for men's basketball this year. They were the ECAC Tournament Champions and made it to the second round of the 1979 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Huskies played their home games at Hugh S. Greer Field House in Storrs, Connecticut and the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut, and were led by second-year head coach Dom Perno.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/24/1978*
vs. Long Island
Charlotte Invitational Tournament
W 84–69  1–0
 
Charlotte, NC
11/25/1978*
vs. Davidson
Charlotte Invitational Tournament
L 81–84  1–1
 
Charlotte, NC
12/2/1978*
at Yale L 78–94  1–2
Payne Whitney Gymnasium 
New Haven, CT
12/6/1978*
Fairfield W 68–67  2–2
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/9/1978*
Boston University W 92–84  3–2
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/13/1978*
at Massachusetts W 65–62  4–2
Curry Hicks Cage 
Amherst, MA
12/23/1978*
Maine W 97–79  5–2
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/29/1978*
Tulsa
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 89–68  6–2
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
12/30/1978*
East Carolina
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 80–68  7–2
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
1/3/1979*
at New Hampshire W 72–66  8–2
Lundholm Gym 
Durham, NH
1/9/1979*
Rutgers W 69–67 OT 9–2
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/11/1979*
at Boston University W 63–62 OT 10–2
Case Gym 
Boston, MA
1/13/1979*
Syracuse
Rivalry
L 60–74  10–3
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
1/17/1979*
at Boston College L 80–90  10–4
Roberts Center 
Boston, MA
1/20/1979*
at Providence L 63–64  10–5
Providence Civic Center 
Providence, RI
1/26/1979*
vs. Holy Cross
Colonial Classic
W 109–102 OT 11–5
Boston Garden 
Boston, MA
1/28/1979*
vs. Boston College
Colonial Classic
L 77–78  11–6
Boston Garden 
Boston, MA
1/31/1979*
Manhattan W 77–64  12–6
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
2/3/1979*
New Hampshire W 81–64  13–6
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/6/1979*
Harvard W 84–70  14–6
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/8/1979*
at Fordham W 93–80  15–6
Rose Hill Gymnasium 
New York, NY
2/10/1979*
Massachusetts W 79–59  16–6
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/13/1979*
at Rhode Island L 71–84  16–7
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, RI
2/17/1979*
at Vermont W 79–62  17–7
Patrick Gym 
Burlington, VT
2/21/1979*
St. Peter's W 80–70  18–7
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/24/1979*
Rhode Island W 80–75 OT 19–7
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
ECAC Tournament
3/1/1979*
vs. Boston College
Semifinals
W 91–74  20–7
Providence Civic Center 
Providence, RI
3/3/1979*
vs. Rhode Island
Finals
W 58–50  21–7
Providence Civic Center 
Providence, RI
NCAA Tournament
3/10/1979*
No. (5) vs. No. (4) Syracuse
Second Round/Rivalry
L 81–89  21–8
Providence Civic Center 
Providence, RI
*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 30 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 30 December 2015.