2000–01 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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2000–01 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Connecticut Huskies wordmark.svg
NIT, Second Round
Conference Big East Conference
2000–01 record 20–12 (8–8 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (15th season)
Assistant coach Karl Hobbs
Assistant coach Dave Leitao
Assistant coach Tom Moore
Home arena Hartford Civic Center
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Seasons
2000–01 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#7 Boston College 13 3   .813     27 5   .844
Providence 11 5   .688     21 10   .677
St. John's 8 8   .500     14 15   .483
Miami 8 8   .500     16 13   .552
Villanova 8 8   .500     18 13   .581
Connecticut 8 8   .500     20 12   .625
Virginia Tech* 2 14   .125     8 19   .296
West
#19 Notre Dame 11 5   .688     20 10   .667
#21 Georgetown 10 6   .625     25 8   .758
#17 Syracuse 10 6   .625     25 9   .735
West Virginia 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Pittsburgh 7 9   .438     19 14   .576
Seton Hall 5 11   .313     16 15   .516
Rutgers* 3 13   .188     11 16   .407
† 2001 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2001[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2001 Big East Tournament

The 2000–01 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2000–01 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 20–12 overall record, the Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 8–8 record. They made it to the Second Round in the 2001 National Invitation 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 fifteenth-year head coach Jim Calhoun.[2][3]

Roster[edit]

Listed are the student athletes who were members of the 2000–2001 team.[4]

Name Position Year
Justin Brown C SO
Taliek Brown G FR
Caron Butler F FR
Marcus Cox G SO
Ajou Deng F JR
Kwasi Gyambibi G JR
Scott Hazelton F FR
Albert Mouring G SR
Tony Robertson G SO
Edmund Saunders F SR
Johnnie Selvie F JR
Robert Swain G FR
Shamon Tooles G FR
Souleymane Wane C SR
Ace Watanasuparp FR
Mike Woodward G SO

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/8/2000*
No. 13 Marathon Basketball W 100–87 
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
11/14/2000*
No. 13 NY All-Stars W 111–59 
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
Regular Season
11/17/2000*
 WTXX
No. 13 Quinnipiac W 86–71  1–0
Hartford Civic Center (14,423)
Hartford, Connecticut
11/20/2000*
 WTXX
No. 13 vs. Dayton
Maui Invitational Tournament
L 66–80  1–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,500)
Lahaina, HI
11/21/2000*
No. 12 vs. Chaminade
Maui Invitational Tournament
W 77–61  2–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,500)
Lahaina, HI
11/22/2000*
 WTXX
No. 12 vs. Louisville
Maui Invitational Tournament
W 83–71  3–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,500)
Lahaina, HI
11/28/2000*
 WTXX
No. 16 Brown W 88–78  4–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (9,992)
Storrs, Connecticut
11/30/2000*
 WTXX
No. 16 Houston W 72–60  5–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/2/2000*
 WTXX
No. 16 New Hampshire W 97–70  6–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/9/2000*
 CBS
No. 15 No. 5 Arizona W 71–69  7–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/12/2000*
 ESPN
No. 11 Massachusetts
MassMutual UGame
W 82–67  8–1
Hartford Civic Center (9,123)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/22/2000*
 WTXX
No. 11 Fairfield W 100–66  9–1
Hartford Civic Center (15,694)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/26/2000*
 WTXX
No. 10 Rhode Island W 87–76  10–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/28/2000*
 WTXX
No. 10 Stony Brook W 67–58  11–1
Hartford Civic Center (15,876)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/3/2001
 WTXX
No. 10 at Boston College L 68–85  11–2 (0–1)
Conte Forum (8,606)
Boston
1/6/2001
 CBS
No. 10 St. John's W 82–80  12–2 (1–1)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
1/10/2001
 WTXX
No. 13 Pittsburgh W 73–53  13–2 (2–1)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/13/2001
 WTXX
No. 13 at Providence L 68–81  13–3 (2–2)
Providence Civic Center (12,409)
Providence, Rhode Island
1/15/2001*
 ESPN
No. 13 at No. 23 Texas L 56–60  13–4
Frank Erwin Center (14,311)
Austin, Texas
1/20/2001
 WTXX
No. 15 at Miami L 59–70  13–5 (2–3)
Miami Arena (7,138)
Miami
1/24/2001
 ESPN
No. 24 Villanova L 59–70  13–6 (2–4)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/30/2001
 ESPN2
at St. John's L 55–60  13–7 (2–5)
Madison Square Garden (16,314)
New York City
2/3/2001
 WTXX
Virginia Tech W 85–72  14–7 (3–5)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/6/2001
 WTXX
Providence W 83–68  15–7 (4–5)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/10/2001
 WTXX
at Villanova L 60–74  15–8 (4–6)
Wells Fargo Center (15,242)
Philadelphia
2/13/2001
 WTXX
No. 9 Boston College W 82–71  16–8 (5–6)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/17/2001
 WTXX
at Virginia Tech W 61–46  17–8 (6–6)
Cassell Coliseum (6,211)
Blacksburg, Virginia
2/19/2001
 ESPN
at No. 17 Syracuse
Rivalry
L 60–65  17–9 (6–7)
Carrier Dome (22,082)
Syracuse, New York
2/24/2001
 ABC
Miami W 60–53  18–9 (7–7)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/26/2001
 ESPN
No. 13 Notre Dame W 75–59  19–9 (8–7)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
3/3/2001
 CBS
at Seton Hall L 63–65  19–10 (8–8)
Continental Airlines Arena (18,055)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Big East Tournament
3/7/2001
 ESPN
vs. No. 14 Syracuse
First round/Rivalry
L 75–86  19–11
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York
NIT
3/14/2001*
 ESPN2
South Carolina
First Round
W 72–65  20–11
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (3,244)
Storrs, Connecticut
3/18/2001*
Detroit
Second Round
L 61–67  20–12
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (8,689)
Storrs, Connecticut
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Schedule Source:[2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/big-east/2001.html
  2. ^ a b 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Davis, Ken (September 30, 2010). The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault: The History of the Huskies. Atlanta, Georgia: Whitman LLC. ISBN 0794828035. 
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/connecticut/2001.html
  5. ^ "Connecticut Men's Basketball Archive Schedule". UConn Huskies. Retrieved 17 March 2016.