1979–80 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1979–80 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
NIT, First Round
Conference Big East Conference
1979–80 record 20–9 (3–3 Big East)
Head coach Dom Perno (3rd season)
Assistant coach Greg Ashford
Assistant coach Jim O’Brien
Assistant coach Bill Stuart
Home arena Hugh S. Greer Field House
New Haven Coliseum
Hartford Civic Center
Seasons
1979–80 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Syracuse 5 1   .833     26 4   .867
#13 St. John's 5 1   .833     24 5   .828
#11 Georgetown 5 1   .833     26 6   .813
Connecticut 3 3   .500     20 9   .690
Boston College 2 4   .333     19 10   .655
Seton Hall 1 5   .167     14 13   .519
Providence 0 6   .000     11 16   .407
† 1980 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 24, 1980[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979–80 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1979–80 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 20–9 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 3–3 record. They made it to the first round of the 1980 National Invitation Tournament. The Huskies played their home games at Hugh S. Greer Field House in Storrs, Connecticut, the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut and were led by third-year head coach Dom Perno.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
12/1/1979*
Yale W 83–75  1–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/4/1979*
New Hampshire W 71–62  2–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/7/1979*
vs. Richmond
Utah Classic
W 81–79  3–0
Jon M. Huntsman Center 
Salt Lake City, UT
12/8/1979*
at Utah
Utah Classic
W 73–66  4–0
Jon M. Huntsman Center 
Salt Lake City, UT
12/11/1979*
Fairfield W 66–57  5–0
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
12/14/1979*
at Rhode Island L 63–74  5–1
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, RI
12/22/1979
Seton Hall W 89–73  6–1 (1–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/28/1979*
Ohio
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 95–76  7–1
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
12/29/1979*
Pittsburgh
Connecticut Mutual Classic
L 72–76  7–2
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
1/3/1980*
at New Hampshire L 59–67  7–3
Lundholm Gym 
Durham, NH
1/5/1980
at St. John's L 73–83  7–4 (1–1)
Carnesecca Arena 
New York, NY
1/10/1980
Boston College W 83–71  8–4 (2–1)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/12/1980*
at Massachusetts W 72–51  9–4
Curry Hicks Cage 
Amherst, MA
1/16/1980*
Fordham W 66–53  10–4
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/19/1980*
McNeese State W 73–69  11–4
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/23/1980
Providence W 74–63  12–4 (3–1)
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
1/26/1980
at Syracuse
Rivalry
L 89–99  12–5 (3–2)
Manley Field House 
Syracuse, NY
1/30/1980*
Manhattan W 89–66  13–5
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
2/2/1980
at Georgetown
Rivalry
L 64–84  13–6 (3–3)
McDonough Gymnasium 
Washington, D.C.
2/6/1980*
Massachusetts W 73–55  14–6
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/9/1980*
Rhode Island L 65–68  14–7
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
2/13/1980*
Boston University W 72–65  15–7
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/16/1980*
Central Connecticut W 66–58  16–7
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/18/1980*
Vermont W 89–52  17–7
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/20/1980*
at Holy Cross W 88–70  18–7
Hart Center 
Worcester, MA
2/23/1980*
at Maine W 87–67  19–7
Memorial Gymnasium 
Orono, ME
Big East Tournament
2/28/1980
vs. Boston College
Quarterfinals
W 79–68  20–7
Providence Civic Center 
Providence, RI
2/29/1980
vs. Syracuse
Semifinals/Rivalry
L 61–92  20–8
Providence Civic Center 
Providence, RI
NIT
3/5/1980*
St. Peter's
First Round
L 56–61  20–9
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Schedule Source:[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ sports-reference.com 1979-80 Big East Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ a b 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Davis, Ken (September 30, 2010). The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault: The History of the Huskies. Atlanta, GA: Whitman LLC. ISBN 0794828035. 
  4. ^ "Connecticut Men's Basketball Archive Schedule". UConn Huskies. Retrieved 1 January 2016.