2001–02 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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2001–02 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Connecticut Huskies wordmark.svg
Big East Tournament champions
Big East regular season champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 10
2001–02 record 27–7 (13–3 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (16th season)
Assistant coach George Blaney
Assistant coach Dave Leitao
Assistant coach Tom Moore
Home arena Hartford Civic Center
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Seasons
2001–02 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#10 Connecticut 13 3   .813     27 7   .794
#21 Miami 10 6   .625     24 8   .750
St. John's 9 7   .563     20 12   .625
Boston College 8 8   .500     20 12   .625
Villanova 7 9   .438     19 13   .594
Providence 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Virginia Tech* 4 12   .250     10 18   .357
West
#9 Pittsburgh 13 3   .813     29 6   .829
Notre Dame 10 6   .625     22 11   .667
Georgetown 9 7   .563     19 11   .633
Syracuse 9 7   .563     23 13   .639
Rutgers 8 8   .500     18 13   .581
Seton Hall 5 11   .313     12 18   .400
West Virginia* 1 15   .063     8 20   .286
† 2002 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 1, 2002[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2002 Big East Tournament

The 2001–02 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2001–02 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 27–7 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 13–3 record, were the regular season champions, and were the 2002 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament champions. They made it to the Elite Eight in the 2002 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 sixteenth-year head coach Jim Calhoun.[2][3]

Roster[edit]

Listed are the student athletes who were members of the 2001–2002 team.[4]

Name Position Year
Justin Brown C JR
Taliek Brown G SO
Caron Butler F SO
Ben Gordon G FR
Kwasi Gyambibi G SR
Mike Hayes F JR
Scott Hazelton F FR
Emeka Okafor C FR
Tony Robertson G JR
Johnnie Selvie F SR
Robert Swain G SO
Shamon Tooles G SO
Ace Watanasuparp SO
Chad Wise G FR
Daryl Woods SO
Mike Woodward G JR

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/6/2001*
Nike Elite W 105–77 
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, CT
11/13/2001*
Grass Roots Canada W 107–57 
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
Regular Season
11/19/2001*
 WTXX
Vanderbilt W 84–71  1–0
Hartford Civic Center (15,904)
Hartford, CT
11/26/2001*
 WTXX
New Hampshire W 110–58  2–0
Hartford Civic Center (15,935)
Hartford, CT
12/2/2001*
vs. George Washington
BB&T Classic
W 84–76  3–0
MCI Center (13,860)
Washington, D.C.
12/3/2001*
vs. No. 2 Maryland
BB&T Classic
L 65–77  3–1
MCI Center (14,813)
Washington, D.C.
12/8/2001*
 WTXX
Northeastern W 80–44  4–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, CT
12/11/2001*
 ESPN
at Massachusetts
MassMutual UGame
W 69–59  5–1
William D. Mullins Memorial Center (8,894)
Amherst, MA
12/21/2001*
 WTXX
Quinnipiac W 95–79  6–1
Hartford Civic Center (15,857)
Hartford, CT
12/28/2001*
 WTXX
St. Bonaventure L 70–88  6–2
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
1/2/2002
 WTXX
at Virginia Tech W 86–74  7–2 (1–0)
Cassell Coliseum (2,581)
Blacksburg, VA
1/5/2002
 WTXX
No. 21 Miami W 76–75  8–2 (2–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, CT
1/7/2002*
 ESPN
No. 5 Oklahoma L 67–69  8–3
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
1/10/2002
 WTXX
Virginia Tech W 95–60  9–3 (3–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
1/13/2002
 WTXX
at Villanova W 70–65  10–3 (4–0)
Wells Fargo Center (12,027)
Philadelphia, PA
1/16/2002
 WTXX
at Providence W 69–62  11–3 (5–0)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (12,143)
Providence, RI
1/19/2002*
 CBS
North Carolina W 86–54  12–3
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, CT
1/23/2002
 WTXX
No. 25 St. John's W 75–70  13–3 (6–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, CT
1/26/2002*
 CBS
No. 25 at No. 10 Arizona W 100–98 OT 14–3
McKale Center (14,577)
Tucson, AZ
1/30/2002
 WTXX
No. 17 at Rutgers L 53–61  14–4 (6–1)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (7,526)
Piscataway, NJ
2/2/2002
 WTXX
No. 17 at No. 15 Miami L 66–68  14–5 (6–2)
Miami Arena (10,135)
Miami, FL
2/5/2002
 ESPN2
Providence W 67–56  15–5 (7–2)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
2/9/2002
 ESPN
at St. John's L 83–85 OT 15–6 (7–3)
Madison Square Garden (19,580)
New York, NY
2/11/2002
 ESPN
Villanova W 46–40  16–6 (8–3)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
2/16/2002
 WTXX
Boston College W 79–77 OT 17–6 (9–3)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
2/19/2002
 ESPN2
at Georgetown
Rivalry
W 75–74  18–6 (10–3)
MCI Center (11,223)
Washington, D.C.
2/23/2002
 WTXX
West Virginia W 95–73  19–6 (11–3)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, CT
2/25/2002
 ESPN
No. 23 at Boston College W 75–61  20–6 (12–3)
Conte Forum (8,163)
Boston, MA
3/2/2002
 ESPN
No. 23 Seton Hall W 90–78  21–6 (13–3)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, CT
Big East Tournament
3/7/2002
 ESPN2
No. 19 vs. Villanova
Quarterfinals
W 72–70  22–6
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York, NY
3/8/2002
 ESPN
No. 19 vs. Notre Dame
Semifinals
W 82–77  23–6
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York, NY
3/9/2002
 ESPN
No. 19 vs. No. 7 Pittsburgh
Championship
W 74–65 2OT 24–6
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York, NY
NCAA Tournament
3/15/2002*
 CBS
(2 E) No. 10 vs. (15 E) Hampton
First Round
W 78–67  25–6
MCI Center (17,725)
Washington, D.C.
3/17/2002*
 CBS
(2 E) No. 10 vs. (7 E) No. 25 NC State
Second Round
W 77–74  26–6
MCI Center (17,725)
Washington, D.C.
3/22/2002*
 CBS
(2 E) No. 10 vs. (11 E) Southern Illinois
Sweet Sixteen
W 71–59  27–6
Carrier Dome (29,252)
Syracuse, NY
3/24/2002*
 CBS
(2 E) No. 10 vs. (1 E) No. 4 Maryland
Elite Eight
L 82–90  27–7
Carrier Dome (29,252)
Syracuse, NY
*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/2002.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, GA: Whitman LLC. ISBN 0794828035. 
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/connecticut/2002.html
  5. ^ "Connecticut Men's Basketball Archive Schedule". UConn Huskies. Retrieved 25 March 2016.