1989–90 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1989–90 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Big East Tournament Champions
Big East Regular Season Co-Champions
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 4
1989–90 record 31–6 (12–4 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (4th season)
Assistant coach Howie Dickenman
Assistant coach Dave Leitao
Assistant coach Glen Miller
Assistant coach Scott Wissell
Home arena Hugh S. Greer Field House
Hartford Civic Center
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Seasons
1989–90 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Syracuse 12 4   .750     26 7   .788
#4 Connecticut 12 4   .750     31 6   .838
#8 Georgetown 11 5   .688     24 7   .774
St. John's 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
Villanova 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Providence 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Seton Hall 5 11   .313     12 16   .429
Pittsburgh 5 11   .313     12 17   .414
Boston College 1 15   .063     8 20   .286
† 1990 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 2, 1990[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989–90 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1989–90 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 31–6 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 12–4 record. They made it to the Elite Eight in the 1990 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Huskies played their home games at Hugh S. Greer Field House and Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut as well as the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and they were led by fourth-year head coach Jim Calhoun.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/24/1989*
 WTNH
vs. Texas A&M
Great Alaska Shootout
L 81–92  0–1
Sullivan Arena (4,620)
Anchorage, Alaska
11/26/1989*
vs. Auburn
Great Alaska Shootout
W 95–81  1–1
Sullivan Arena (3,202)
Anchorage, Alaska
11/27/1989*
 ESPN
vs. Florida State
Great Alaska Shootout
W 63–60  2–1
Sullivan Arena (3,179)
Anchorage, Alaska
11/30/1989*
 WTNH
Yale W 76–50  3–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House (4,604)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/2/1989*
Howard W 78–59  4–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House (4,604)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/4/1989*
 ESPN
Maryland
ACC–Big East Challenge
W 87–65  5–1
Hartford Civic Center (10,174)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/7/1989*
Hartford W 79–54  6–1
Hartford Civic Center (13,102)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/9/1989*
Maine W 95–55  7–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House (4,604)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/12/1989
 ESPN
Villanova L 57–64  7–2 (0–1)
Hartford Civic Center (14,947)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/23/1989*
Southern Connecticut W 100–37  8–2
Hugh S. Greer Field House (4,604)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/29/1989*
St. Joseph's
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 83–58  9–2
Hartford Civic Center (13,682)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/30/1989*
Mississippi State
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 84–68  10–2
Hartford Civic Center (14,115)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/2/1990
 WTNH
at No. 16 St. John's L 62–93  10–3 (0–2)
Carnesecca Arena (6,008)
New York City, New York
1/6/1990
Pittsburgh W 79–61  11–3 (1–2)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/9/1990
 WTNH
at Villanova W 71–54  12–3 (2–2)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
1/13/1990
 WTNH
at Seton Hall W 79–76  13–3 (3–2)
Brendan Byrne Arena (13,621)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
1/15/1990
 ESPN
No. 5 Syracuse
Rivalry
W 70–59  14–3 (4–2)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/20/1990
 WTNH
No. 2 Georgetown
Rivalry
W 70–65  15–3 (5–2)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/24/1990*
No. 20 Central Connecticut W 99–67  16–3
Hugh S. Greer Field House (4,604)
Storrs, Connecticut
1/27/1990
 WTNH
No. 20 No. 15 St. John's W 72–58  17–3 (6–2)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, Connecticut
1/30/1990*
No. 13 at Massachusetts W 94–75  18–3
Curry Hicks Cage (4,024)
Amherst, Massachusetts
2/3/1990
 WTNH
No. 13 at Providence W 92–77  19–3 (7–2)
Providence Civic Center (13,160)
Providence, Rhode Island
2/6/1990*
No. 8 Fairfield W 74–39  20–3
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,148)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/10/1990
 WTNH
No. 8 at No. 6 Syracuse
Rivalry
L 86–90  20–4 (7–3)
Carrier Dome (32,820)
Syracuse, New York
2/13/1990
No. 10 at Pittsburgh W 80–77  21–4 (8–3)
Civic Arena (6,798)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2/17/1990
No. 10 Boston College W 89–67  22–4 (9–3)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,302)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/19/1990
 ESPN
No. 10 Providence W 75–72 OT 23–4 (10–3)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,302)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/24/1990
 WTNH
No. 6 Seton Hall W 79–57  24–4 (11–3)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,302)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/28/1990
No. 4 at No. 7 Georgetown
Rivalry
L 64–84  24–5 (11–4)
Capital Centre (19,035)
Landover, Maryland
3/3/1990
 WTNH
No. 4 at Boston College W 95–74  25–5 (12–4)
Conte Forum (8,604)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Big East Tournament
3/9/1990
 WTNH
No. 8 vs. Seton Hall
Quarterfinals
W 76–58  26–5
Madison Square Garden (18,212)
New York City, New York
3/10/1990
 CBS
No. 8 vs. No. 5 Georgetown
Semifinals/Rivalry
W 65–60  27–5
Madison Square Garden (18,212)
New York City, New York
3/11/1990
 CBS
No. 8 vs. No. 4 Syracuse
Championship/Rivalry
W 78–75  28–5
Madison Square Garden (18,212)
New York City, New York
NCAA Tournament
3/15/1990*
 CBS
No. 4 (1) No. (16) Boston University
First Round
W 76–52  29–5
Hartford Civic Center (15,937)
Hartford, Connecticut
3/17/1990*
 CBS
No. 4 (1) No. (9) California
Second Round
W 74–54  30–5
Hartford Civic Center (16,011)
Hartford, Connecticut
3/22/1990*
 CBS
No. 4 (1) vs. No. 17 (5) Clemson
Sweet Sixteen
W 71–70  31–5
Brendan Byrne Arena (19,502)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
3/24/1990*
 CBS
No. 4 (1) vs. No. 15 (3) Duke
Elite Eight
L 78–79  31–6
Brendan Byrne Arena (19,546)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
*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 1989-90 Big East Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ a b 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 4 February 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 4 February 2016.