1990–91 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1990–91 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
ConferenceBig East Conference
1990–91 record20–11 (9–7 Big East)
Head coachJim Calhoun (5th season)
Assistant coachHowie Dickenman
Assistant coachDave Leitao
Assistant coachGlen Miller
Assistant coachScott Wissell
Home arenaHartford Civic Center
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Seasons
1990–91 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 Syracuse 12 4   .750     26 6   .813
#20 St. John's 10 6   .625     23 9   .719
Connecticut 9 7   .563     20 11   .645
#13 Seton Hall 9 7   .563     25 9   .735
Pittsburgh 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Georgetown 8 8   .500     19 13   .594
Providence 7 9   .438     19 13   .594
Villanova 7 9   .438     17 15   .531
Boston College 1 15   .063     11 19   .367
† 1991 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 1, 1991[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990–91 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1990–91 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 20–11 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 9–7 record. They made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the 1991 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Huskies played their home games at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut and the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and they were led by fifth-year head coach Jim Calhoun.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/24/1990*
No. 17 College of Charleston W 68–52  1–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, CT
11/27/1990*
No. 15 Hartford W 90–63  2–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, CT
11/29/1990*
 WTNH
No. 15 at Yale W 49–48  3–0
Payne Whitney Gymnasium (7,873)
New Haven, CT
12/6/1990*
 ESPN
No. 14 at No. 10 North Carolina
ACC/BIG EAST Challenge
L 64–79  3–1
Dean Smith Center (21,572)
Chapel Hill, NC
12/9/1990*
No. 14 at Maine W 85–60  4–1
Bangor Auditorium (4,587)
Orono, ME
12/12/1990*
 WTNH
No. 16 New Hampshire W 85–32  5–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,121)
Storrs, CT
12/23/1990*
No. 15 Fairfield W 94–70  6–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
12/28/1990*
No. 13 Lafayette
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 59–57  7–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,049)
Hartford, CT
12/29/1990*
No. 13 Rhode Island
Connecticut Mutual Classic
W 90–69  8–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,112)
Hartford, CT
1/2/1991
 WTNH
No. 12 at Boston College W 96–70  9–1 (1–0)
Conte Forum (6,654)
Boston, MA
1/5/1991
 NESN
No. 12 No. 11 Pittsburgh W 81–76  10–1 (2–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
1/8/1991
 WTNH
No. 9 at Villanova W 74–71  11–1 (3–0)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, PA
1/10/1991*
No. 9 Central Connecticut W 115–47  12–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, CT
1/12/1991
 CBS
No. 9 No. 10 St. John's L 59–72  12–2 (3–1)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, CT
1/16/1991
 ESPN
No. 15 at No. 8 Syracuse
Rivalry
L 79–81 OT 12–3 (3–2)
Carrier Dome (29,899)
Syracuse, NY
1/19/1991
 WTNH
No. 15 Providence L 102–108  12–4 (3–3)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
1/22/1991
 WTNH
No. 19 at No. 10 St. John's L 62–65  12–5 (3–4)
Madison Square Garden (13,017)
New York, NY
1/26/1991
 NESN
No. 19 at Seton Hall L 62–76  12–6 (3–5)
Brendan Byrne Arena (14,016)
East Rutherford, NJ
1/28/1991
 ESPN
No. 19 No. 6 Syracuse
Rivalry
L 66–68  12–7 (3–6)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
2/2/1991
 WTNH
Villanova W 67–59  13–7 (4–6)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, CT
2/5/1991
 WTNH
Boston College W 76–59  14–7 (5–6)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, CT
2/11/1991
 ESPN
No. 20 Georgetown
Rivalry
W 61–55  15–7 (6–6)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
2/16/1991*
 CBS
North Carolina State L 59–60  15–8
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, CT
2/19/1991
 WTNH
at Providence W 70–66 OT 16–8 (7–6)
Providence Civic Center (13,106)
Providence, RI
2/23/1991
 CBS
at No. 25 Georgetown
Rivalry
L 57–71  16–9 (7–7)
Capital Centre (17,253)
Landover, MD
2/27/1991
 ESPN
No. 20 Seton Hall W 62–60 OT 17–9 (8–7)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, CT
3/2/1991
 WTNH
at Pittsburgh W 78–68  18–9 (9–7)
Civic Arena (6,798)
Pittsburgh, PA
Big East Tournament
3/8/1991
 WTNH
vs. Georgetown
Quarterfinals/Rivalry
L 49–68  18–10
Madison Square Garden (19,081)
New York, NY
NCAA Tournament
3/14/1991*
 CBS
No. (11) vs. No. 22 (6) LSU
First Round
W 79–62  19–10
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (25,348)
Minneapolis, MN
3/16/1991*
 CBS
No. (11) vs. No. (14) Xavier
Second Round
W 66–50  20–10
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (28,114)
Minneapolis, MN
3/22/1991*
 CBS
No. (11) vs. No. 6 (2) Duke
Sweet Sixteen
L 67–81  20–11
Silverdome (30,461)
Pontiac, MI
*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 1990-91 Big East Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ a b 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 11 February 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 11 February 2016.