1985–86 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1985–86 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Conference Big East Conference
1985–86 record 12–16 (3–13 Big East)
Head coach Dom Perno (9th season)
Assistant coach Greg Ashford
Assistant coach Howie Dickenman
Assistant coach Steve Siegrist
Home arena Hugh S. Greer Field House
Hartford Civic Center
Seasons
1985–86 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 St. John's 14 2   .875     31 5   .861
#9 Syracuse 14 2   .875     26 6   .813
#13 Georgetown 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
Villanova 10 6   .625     23 14   .622
Providence 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Pittsburgh 6 10   .375     15 14   .517
Boston College 4 12   .250     13 15   .464
Connecticut 3 13   .188     12 16   .429
Seton Hall 3 13   .188     14 18   .438
† 1986 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 1986[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985–86 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1985–86 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 12–16 overall record, the Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 3–13 record. The Huskies played their home games at Hugh S. Greer Field House in Storrs, Connecticut and the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and they were led by ninth-year head coach Dom Perno.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/26/1985*
Yale W 80–76  1–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, Connecticut
11/30/1985*
Saint Peter's W 53–40  2–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, Connecticut
12/4/1985*
at Massachusetts W 78–70  3–0
Curry Hicks Cage 
Amherst, Massachusetts
12/7/1985*
Boston University W 89–76  4–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, Connecticut
12/10/1985*
at Fairfield W 74–72  5–0
Alumni Hall 
Fairfield, Connecticut
12/14/1985*
at Rhode Island W 55–42  6–0
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, Rhode Island
12/21/1985*
Minnesota W 70–69  7–0
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
12/27/1985*
St. Francis (NY)
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 84–61  8–0
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
12/28/1985*
Northeastern
Connecticut Mutual Classic
L 73–90  8–1
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
1/4/1986
at Boston College L 60–61  8–2 (0–1)
Roberts Center 
Boston, Massachusetts
1/8/1986
at Georgetown
Rivalry
L 66–70  8–3 (0–2)
Capital Centre 
Landover, Maryland
1/11/1986
Boston College W 80–69  9–3 (1–2)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, Connecticut
1/13/1986
Villanova L 59–68  9–4 (1–3)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
1/18/1986
St. John's L 60–61  9–5 (1–4)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
1/21/1986
Seton Hall W 82–70  10–5 (2–4)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, Connecticut
1/25/1986
at Syracuse
Rivalry
L 67–80  10–6 (2–5)
Carrier Dome 
Syracuse, New York
1/29/1986*
Central Connecticut W 86–69  11–6
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, Connecticut
2/5/1986
Georgetown
Rivalry
L 63–80  11–7 (2–6)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
2/9/1986
at Villanova L 53–59  11–8 (2–7)
Jake Nevin Field House 
Villanova, Pennsylvania
2/11/1986
Pittsburgh W 77–73  12–8 (3–7)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, Connecticut
2/13/1986*
at Holy Cross L 70–73  12–9
Hart Center 
Worcester, Massachusetts
2/15/1986
at St. John's L 54–74  12–10 (3–8)
Carnesecca Arena 
New York City, New York
2/18/1986
at Seton Hall L 62–65  12–11 (3–9)
Brendan Byrne Arena 
East Rutherford, New Jersey
2/22/1986
Providence L 67–74  12–12 (3–10)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
2/24/1986
at Pittsburgh L 51–79  12–13 (3–11)
Fitzgerald Field House 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2/26/1986
at Providence L 66–69  12–14 (3–12)
Providence Civic Center 
Providence, Rhode Island
3/1/1986
Syracuse
Rivalry
L 68–75  12–15 (3–13)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
Big East Tournament
3/5/1986
vs. Seton Hall
First Round
L 66–76  12–16
Madison Square Garden 
New York City, New York
*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 1985-86 Big East Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ a b 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Davis, Ken (September 30, 2010). The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault: The History of the Huskies. Atlanta: Whitman LLC. ISBN 0794828035. 
  4. ^ "Connecticut Men's Basketball Archive Schedule". UConn Huskies. Retrieved 23 January 2016.