1981–82 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1981–82 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
NIT, First Round
Conference Big East Conference
1981–82 record 17–11 (7–7 Big East)
Head coach Dom Perno (5th 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
1981–82 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Villanova 11 3   .786     24 8   .750
#6 Georgetown 10 4   .714     30 7   .811
St. John's 9 5   .643     21 9   .700
Boston College 8 6   .571     22 10   .688
Syracuse 7 7   .500     16 13   .552
Connecticut 7 7   .500     17 11   .607
Providence 2 12   .143     10 17   .370
Seton Hall 2 12   .143     11 16   .407
1982 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 29, 1982[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981–82 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1981–82 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 17–11 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 7–7 record. They made it to the first round of the 1982 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 fifth-year head coach Dom Perno.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/28/1981*
at Maine W 68–53  1–0
Memorial Gymnasium 
Orono, ME
12/2/1981*
New Hampshire W 87–68  2–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/5/1981*
Boston University W 73–54  3–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/8/1981*
at Fairfield W 75–71  4–0
Alumni Hall 
Fairfield, CT
12/11/1981*
at Oral Roberts
Oil Capital Classic
L 67–69  4–1
Mabee Center 
Tulsa, OK
12/12/1981*
vs. TCU
Oil Capital Classic
W 69–67 OT 5–1
Mabee Center 
Tulsa, OK
12/22/1981*
at Massachusetts W 66–55  6–1
Curry Hicks Cage 
Amherst, MA
12/29/1981*
St. Bonaventure
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 91–73  7–1
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
12/30/1981*
South Florida
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 57–50  8–1
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
1/6/1982
at Syracuse
Rivalry
L 69–72  8–2 (0–1)
Carrier Dome 
Syracuse, NY
1/9/1982
Seton Hall W 76–66  9–2 (1–1)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/13/1982
Boston College W 59–58 OT 10–2 (2–1)
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
1/16/1982
at St. John's L 71–77  10–3 (2–2)
Carnesecca Arena 
New York, NY
1/20/1982
at Georgetown
Rivalry
W 63–52  11–3 (3–2)
McDonough Gymnasium 
Washington, D.C.
1/23/1982
Villanova W 53–51  12–3 (4–2)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
1/26/1982*
Yale W 63–57  13–3
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/28/1982*
Manhattan W 72–57  14–3
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/30/1982*
at Holy Cross L 69–76  14–4
Hart Center 
Worcester, MA
2/1/1982
at Providence W 47–45 OT 15–4 (5–2)
Providence Civic Center 
Providence, RI
2/6/1982
at Boston College W 67–59  16–4 (6–2)
Roberts Center 
Boston, MA
2/10/1982
St. John's L 82–93 OT 16–5 (6–3)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
2/13/1982
Syracuse
Rivalry
L 71–78  16–6 (6–4)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
2/16/1982
at Seton Hall L 59–61  16–7 (6–5)
Walsh Gymnasium 
South Orange, NJ
2/20/1982
Providence W 90–61  17–7 (7–5)
New Haven Coliseum 
New Haven, CT
2/24/1982
at Villanova L 63–67 OT 17–8 (7–6)
Jake Nevin Field House 
Villanova, PA
2/27/1982
Georgetown
Rivalry
L 42–60  17–9 (7–7)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
Big East Tournament
3/4/1982
St. John's
Quarterfinals
L 52–54  17–10
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
NIT
3/10/1982*
at Dayton
First Round
L 75–76 OT 17–11
UD Arena 
Dayton, OH
*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 1981-82 Big East Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ a b 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 16 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 16 January 2016.