1986–87 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1986–87 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Conference Big East Conference
1986–87 record 9–19 (3–13 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (1st season)
Assistant coach Bill Cardarelli
Assistant coach Howie Dickenman
Assistant coach Dave Leitao
Assistant coach Glen Miller
Ted Woodward
Home arena Hugh S. Greer Field House
Hartford Civic Center
New Haven Coliseum
Seasons
1986–87 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Georgetown 12 4   .750     29 5   .853
#12 Pittsburgh 12 4   .750     25 8   .758
#10 Syracuse 12 4   .750     31 7   .816
Providence 10 6   .625     25 9   .735
St. John's 10 6   .625     21 9   .700
Villanova 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Seton Hall 4 12   .250     15 14   .517
Boston College 3 13   .188     11 18   .379
Connecticut 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
1987 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 1987[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986–87 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1986–87 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 9–19 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, the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and they were led by first-year head coach Jim Calhoun.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/29/1986*
Massachusetts W 58–54  1–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House (3,446)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/2/1986*
 WTXX
at Yale L 75–77  1–1
Payne Whitney Gymnasium (1,079)
New Haven, Connecticut
12/4/1986*
 WTXX
Central Connecticut W 62–52  2–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House (3,676)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/6/1986*
No. 4 Purdue L 70–88  2–2
Hartford Civic Center (9,155)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/9/1986*
 NESN
at Boston University L 71–80  2–3
Case Gym (1,449)
Boston, Massachusetts
12/11/1986*
Rhode Island W 96–94 OT 3–3
Hugh S. Greer Field House (3,032)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/13/1986
 NESN
Villanova L 51–66  3–4 (0–1)
New Haven Coliseum (7,283)
New Haven, Connecticut
12/23/1986*
Fairfield W 54–51  4–4
Hugh S. Greer Field House (2,587)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/29/1986*
Hartford
Connecticut Mutual Classic
L 48–49  4–5
Hartford Civic Center (12,401)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/30/1986*
Lehigh
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 71–57  5–5
Hartford Civic Center (9,829)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/3/1987
 WTXX
No. 7 Syracuse
Rivalry
L 71–88  5–6 (0–2)
New Haven Coliseum (8,038)
New Haven, Connecticut
1/6/1987
 WTXX
at Seton Hall W 77–68  6–6 (1–2)
Brendan Byrne Arena (5,057)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
1/14/1987
 WTXX
at Providence L 89–103  6–7 (1–3)
Providence Civic Center (10,029)
Providence, Rhode Island
1/17/1987
No. 13 St. John's L 54–69  6–8 (1–4)
Hartford Civic Center (10,039)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/21/1987
 ESPN
at No. 15 Georgetown
Rivalry
L 51–65  6–9 (1–5)
Capital Centre (7,353)
Landover, Maryland
1/24/1987
Providence L 53–61  6–10 (1–6)
Hartford Civic Center (10,479)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/27/1987
 ESPN
at Boston College W 66–60  7–10 (2–6)
Roberts Center (3,357)
Boston, Massachusetts
1/31/1987
 WTXX
at No. 17 Pittsburgh L 52–73  7–11 (2–7)
Civic Arena (6,798)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2/3/1987*
at St. Peter's L 50–75  7–12
Yanitelli Center (8,741)
Jersey City, New Jersey
2/5/1987*
Holy Cross W 64–54  8–12
Hugh S. Greer Field House (3,496)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/7/1987
 WTXX
at No. 11 Syracuse
Rivalry
L 53–59  8–13 (2–8)
Carrier Dome (28,357)
Syracuse, New York
2/11/1987
 NESN
No. 13 Georgetown
Rivalry
L 50–78  8–14 (2–9)
Hartford Civic Center (11,035)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/14/1987
 WTXX
at Villanova L 58–67  8–15 (2–10)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
2/18/1987
 WTXX
at No. 20 St. John's L 55–76  8–16 (2–11)
Carnesecca Arena (6,008)
New York City, New York
2/21/1987
No. 8 Pittsburgh L 66–76  8–17 (2–12)
Hartford Civic Center (8,964)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/26/1987
Boston College L 60–66  8–18 (2–13)
Hartford Civic Center (8,340)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/28/1987
Seton Hall W 56–54  9–18 (3–13)
Hartford Civic Center (8,130)
Hartford, Connecticut
Big East Tournament
3/5/1987
vs. Boston College
First Round
L 59–61  9–19
Madison Square Garden (19,591)
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. ^ "1986-87 Big East Conference Season Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 28 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 28 January 2016.