1995–96 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1995–96 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Big East Regular Season Champions
Big East Tournament Champions
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 3
1995–96 record 32-3 (17–1 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (10th season)
Assistant coach Howie Dickenman
Assistant coach Karl Hobbs
Assistant coach Tom Moore
Home arena Hartford Civic Center
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Seasons
1995–96 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Big East 6
#3 Connecticut 17 1   .944     32 3   .914
#10 Villanova 14 4   .778     26 7   .788
Boston College 10 8   .556     19 11   .633
West Virginia 7 11   .389     12 15   .444
St. John's 5 13   .278     11 16   .407
Notre Dame 4 14   .222     9 18   .333
Big East 7
#4 Georgetown 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#15 Syracuse 12 6   .667     29 9   .763
Providence 9 9   .500     18 12   .600
Miami 8 10   .444     15 13   .536
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     12 16   .429
Rutgers 6 12   .333     9 18   .333
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     10 17   .370
† 1996 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 1, 1996[1][2][3]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995–96 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1995–96 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 30–2 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 17–1 record and were the Regular Season Champions and the 1996 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament champions. They made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, where they had a 2–1 record that was later vacated by the NCAA. 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 tenth-year head coach Jim Calhoun.[4][5]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/22/1995*
 ESPN2
No. 6 vs. TCU
Great Alaska Shootout
W 102–76  1–0
Sullivan Arena (7,863)
Anchorage, AK
11/24/1995*
No. 6 vs. No. 10 Iowa
Great Alaska Shootout
L 95–101 OT 1–1
Sullivan Arena (7,863)
Anchorage, AK
11/25/1995*
No. 6 vs. Indiana
Great Alaska Shootout
W 86–52  2–1
Sullivan Arena (7,863)
Anchorage, AK
11/29/1995*
 WTNH
No. 9 Northeastern W 86–59  3–1
Hartford Civic Center (15,522)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/3/1995
 WTNH
No. 9 Boston College W 63–62  4–1 (1–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/6/1995
 WTNH
No. 9 at Notre Dame W 85–65  5–1 (2–0)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (11,089)
Notre Dame, Indiana
12/8/1995*
 WTNH
No. 9 Yale W 93–66  6–1
Hartford Civic Center (15,112)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/12/1995*
 ESPN
No. 8 at Florida State W 79–61  7–1
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (8,873)
Tallahassee, Florida
12/23/1995*
 WTNH
No. 8 Fairfield W 86–52  8–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/27/1995*
 WTNH
No. 7 at College of Charleston W 77–60  9–1
John Kresse Arena (6,721)
Charleston, South Carolina
12/30/1995*
 WTNH
No. 7 Hartford W 102–63  10–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/3/1996
 WTNH
No. 7 at West Virginia W 89–79  11–1 (3–0)
WVU Coliseum (8,013)
Morgantown, West Virginia
1/6/1996
 WTNH
No. 7 Miami W 73–52  12–1 (4–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/9/1996
 ESPN
No. 6 No. 7 Villanova W 81–73  13–1 (5–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, Connecticut
1/13/1996
 WTNH
No. 6 at Providence W 83–74  14–1 (6–0)
Providence Civic Center (13,106)
Providence, Rhode Island
1/17/1996
 ESPN
No. 5 St. John's W 88–73  15–1 (7–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/21/1996
 CBS
No. 5 No. 12 Syracuse
Rivalry
W 79–70  16–1 (8–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/23/1996*
 WTNH
No. 4 Central Connecticut W 116–46  17–1
Hartford Civic Center (15,828)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/25/1996
 ESPN
No. 4 at Pittsburgh W 69–63  18–1 (9–0)
Civic Arena (6,798)
Pittsburgh
1/28/1996*
 CBS
No. 4 Virginia W 76–46  19–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/31/1996
 WTNH
No. 4 at Rutgers W 77–59  20–1 (10–0)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (8,091)
Piscataway, New Jersey
2/3/1996
 WTNH
No. 4 at St. John's W 77–63  21–1 (11–0)
Madison Square Garden (19,544)
New York City
2/6/1996
 ESPN
No. 4 Providence W 99–77  22–1 (12–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/14/1996
 WTNH
No. 3 West Virginia W 87–69  23–1 (13–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/17/1996
 NBC
No. 3 Notre Dame W 85–65  24–1 (14–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/19/1996
 ESPN
No. 3 at No. 11 Georgetown
Rivalry
L 65–77  24–2 (14–1)
Capital Centre (19,035)
Landover, Maryland
2/25/1996
 CBS
No. 3 at Villanova W 70–59  25–2 (15–1)
The Pavilion (18,524)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
2/28/1996
 WTNH
No. 4 Rutgers W 78–66  26–2 (16–1)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,241)
Storrs, Connecticut
3/2/1996
 WTNH
No. 4 at Seton Hall W 87–58  27–2 (17–1)
Brendan Byrne Arena (20,029)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Big East Tournament
3/7/1996
 ESPN
No. 3 vs. Seton Hall
Quarterfinals
W 79–58  28–2
Madison Square Garden (19,544)
New York
3/8/1996
 ESPN
No. 3 vs. No. 15 Syracuse
Semifinals/Rivalry
W 85–66  29–2
Madison Square Garden (19,544)
New York
3/9/1996
 ESPN
No. 3 vs. No. 4 Georgetown
Championship/Rivalry
W 75–74  30–2
Madison Square Garden (19,544)
New York
NCAA Tournament
3/14/1996*
 CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. (16) Colgate
First Round
W 68–59  Vacated
RCA Dome (31,373)
Indianapolis
3/16/1996*
 CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. (9) Eastern Michigan
Second Round
W 95–81  Vacated
RCA Dome (32,293)
Indianapolis
3/22/1996*
 CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. 19 (5) Mississippi State
Sweet Sixteen
L 55–60  Vacated
Rupp Arena (28,890)
Lexington, Kentucky
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Schedule Source:[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ sports-reference.com 1995-96 Big East Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ Keefe, Gavin, "Big East Notes: The Big East 7 and Big East 6? Big Deal!", The Day, January 1, 1996, p. 7.
  3. ^ "PLUS: COLLEGE BASKETBALL -- BIG EAST CONFERENCE; League Cuts Games In Search of Bids," The New York Times, August 7, 1998.
  4. ^ a b 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  5. ^ Davis, Ken (September 30, 2010). The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault: The History of the Huskies. Atlanta: Whitman LLC. ISBN 0794828035.
  6. ^ "Connecticut Men's Basketball Archive Schedule". UConn Huskies. Retrieved 5 March 2016.