2002–03 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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2002–03 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Connecticut Huskies wordmark.svg
Big East regular season co-champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 23
2002–03 record 23–10 (10–6 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (17th season)
Assistant coach George Blaney
Assistant coach Tom Moore
Assistant coach Clyde Vaughan
Home arena Hartford Civic Center
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Seasons
2002–03 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Boston College 10 6   .625     19 12   .613
#23 Connecticut 10 6   .625     23 10   .697
Providence 8 8   .500     18 14   .563
Villanova 8 8   .500     15 16   .484
St. John's 7 9   .438     21 13   .618
Miami 4 12   .250     11 17   .393
Virginia Tech* 4 12   .250     11 18   .379
West
#13 Syracuse 13 3   .813     30 5   .857
#4 Pittsburgh 13 3   .813     28 5   .848
Seton Hall 10 6   .625     17 13   .567
#22 Notre Dame 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
Georgetown 6 10   .375     19 15   .559
West Virginia 5 11   .313     14 15   .483
Rutgers* 4 12   .250     12 16   .429
† 2003 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2003[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2003 Big East Tournament

The 2002–03 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2002–03 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 23–10 overall record, the Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 10–6 record and were the regular season co-champions. They made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2003 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 seventeenth-year head coach Jim Calhoun.[2][3]

Roster[edit]

Listed are the student athletes who were members of the 2002–2003 team.[4]

Name Position Year
Rashad Anderson G FR
Hilton Armstrong C FR
Denham Brown F FR
Justin Brown C SR
Taliek Brown G JR
Justin Evanovich G JR
Ben Gordon G SO
Mike Hayes F SR
Scott Hazelton F SO
Emeka Okafor C SO
Tony Robertson G SR
Ryan Swaller F JR
Shamon Tooles G JR
Marcus White F FR
Chad Wise G SO
Mike Woodward G SR

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/4/2002*
Louisiana Futures W 132–74 
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, CT
11/16/2002*
Harlem Globetrotters W 80–65 
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
Regular Season
11/23/2002*
 WTXX
No. 14 Quinnipiac W 91–72  1–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
11/25/2002*
No. 12 George Washington W 67–55  2–0
Hartford Civic Center (14,863)
Hartford, CT
12/1/2002*
 WTXX
No. 11 at Vanderbilt W 76–70  3–0
Memorial Gymnasium (12,490)
Nashville, TN
12/3/2002*
No. 11 Sacred Heart W 116–78  4–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
12/7/2002*
 WTXX
No. 11 Wagner W 97–85  5–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
12/10/2002*
 WTXX
No. 9 Massachusetts W 59–48  6–0
Hartford Civic Center (14,962)
Hartford, CT
12/21/2002*
 WTXX
No. 8 UNC Asheville W 117–67  7–0
Hartford Civic Center (14,102)
Hartford, CT
12/28/2002*
 WTXX
No. 6 Central Connecticut W 93–65  8–0
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
1/2/2003*
No. 5 St. Bonaventure W 95–78  9–0
Hartford Civic Center (15,889)
Hartford, CT
1/7/2003*
 ESPN2
No. 3 at No. 9 Oklahoma L 63–73  9–1
Lloyd Noble Center (11,638)
Norman, OK
1/11/2003
 WTXX
No. 3 Miami W 83–80 OT 10–1 (1–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
1/14/2003
 WTXX
No. 6 Virginia Tech W 83–65  11–1 (2–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
1/18/2003*
 ESPN
No. 6 at North Carolina L 65–68  11–2
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
1/20/2003
 ESPN
No. 11 at Miami L 76–77  11–3 (2–1)
BankUnited Center (6,884)
Coral Gables, FL
1/25/2003
 WTXX
No. 11 Villanova W 74–65  12–3 (3–1)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
1/27/2003
 ESPN
No. 14 at St. John's W 74–68  13–3 (4–1)
Madison Square Garden (21,750)
New York, NY
2/1/2003
 WTXX
No. 18 Boston College L 71–95  13–4 (4–2)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (6,884)
Storrs, CT
2/5/2003
 WTXX
No. 18 at Virginia Tech L 74–95  13–5 (4–3)
Cassell Coliseum (4,557)
Blacksburg, VA
2/8/2003
 ESPN
No. 23 at Providence W 84–68  14–5 (5–3)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (12,993)
Providence, RI
2/10/2003
 ESPN
No. 23 No. 17 Syracuse
Rivalry
W 75–61  15–5 (6–3)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
2/15/2003
 WTXX
at Villanova L 70–79  15–6 (6–4)
Wells Fargo Center (16,241)
Philadelphia, PA
2/19/2003
 WTXX
Rutgers W 87–70  16–6 (7–4)
Hartford Civic Center (15,499)
Hartford, CT
2/22/2003
 CBS
St. John's W 77–69  17–6 (8–4)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
2/24/2003
 ESPN
at No. 9 Notre Dame W 87–79  18–6 (9–4)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (11,418)
Notre Dame, IN
3/2/2003
 CBS
at No. 8 Pittsburgh L 67–71  18–7 (9–5)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, PA
3/5/2003
 WTXX
Providence L 70–76  18–8 (9–6)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
3/8/2003
 ESPN
at Boston College W 91–54  19–8 (10–6)
Conte Forum (8,606)
Boston, MA
Big East Tournament
3/13/2003
 ESPN2
vs. Seton Hall
Quarterfinals
W 83–70  20–8
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York, NY
3/14/2003
 ESPN
vs. No. 11 Syracuse
Semifinals/Rivalry
W 80–67  21–8
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York, NY
3/15/2003
 ESPN
vs. No. 5 Pittsburgh
Championship
L 56–74  21–9
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York, NY
NCAA Tournament
3/20/2003*
 CBS
(5 S) No. 23 vs. (12 S) BYU
First Round
W 58–53  22–9
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (11,284)
Spokane, WA
3/22/2003*
 CBS
(5 S) No. 23 vs. (4 S) No. 18 Stanford
Second Round
W 85–74  23–9
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (11,271)
Spokane, WA
3/28/2003*
 CBS
(5 S) No. 23 vs. (1 S) No. 5 Texas
Sweet Sixteen
L 78–82  23–10
Alamodome (30,009)
San Antonio, TX
*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/2003.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/2003.html
  5. ^ "Connecticut Men's Basketball Archive Schedule". UConn Huskies. Retrieved 2 April 2016.