Connecticut Huskies Basketball Schedule
The UCONN Huskies enter the 2014-2015 season with a giant target on their
backs as the defending National Champions, but this should not be much of a problem as they are fully reloaded and ready to
take on all challengers. Head coach Kevin Ollie proved himself more than capable of filling the shoes of legendary former
UCONN coach Jim Calhoun by winning the National Championship in an unexpected Tournament run during only his second year as
head coach. Back with another talented team, the Huskies have their eyes on challenging some of the top teams in the nation.
Every game is sure to have plenty of big-time excitement as the Huskies look to make their mark in another promising season
to follow-up their national title last season.
Before making another run at a National Championship the UCONN Huskies
will have to make their way through the daunting American Athletic Conference regular season going up against the Cincinnati
Bearcats, the SMU Mustangs, the Houston Cougars, the Memphis Tigers, and others. It's another big year and the Huskies are
poised to make a run at a title. Every game is sure to be filled with thunderous dunks and unbelievable finishes due to the
talent level of the Huskies and their opponents. You can't go wrong with getting out to Gampel Pavilion to see a great game
that everyone will be talking about. The Huskies have aspirations of making a serious move in the Big East once again this
season and Gampel Pavilion will once again be rocking. Tickets to UCONN basketball games always sell quickly so be sure to
get yours from StubHub as soon as possible to catch one of the most storied programs in college basketball history in action.
Connecticut Huskies Basketball History
Whether it's the men's basketball program or the women's basketball program,
the University of Connecticut Huskies represents one of the most storied programs in NCAA basketball history. Boasting countless
NCAA, NBA, and WNBA legends, Huskies basketball teams never fail to offer some of the most competitive and exciting games
in the NCAA year after year. The history of UCONN Huskies basketball dates all the way back to 1901 and the Huskies have appeared
in the Final Four five times which is the ninth most all-time, winning four National Championships along the way. Despite
winning the NCAA Tournament last season, the Huskies will still be looking to improve upon their third place finish in the
American Athletic Conference last season. They may have lost some key contributors from last season's title run but the Huskies
are always bringing in some of the best recruits in the country and you can expect incoming shooting guard Daniel Hamilton
to have a big impact this season. Big things are in store for the Huskies and die hard UCONN fans will want to be in Gampel
Pavilion all season long as the Huskies try to repeat as National Champions.
Connecticut Huskies Basketball Conference
UCONN Huskies play in the newly formed American Athletic Conference which is also now the home of a few former Big East schools
including the University of Connecticut and South Florida. The Big East has been in a tumultuous state for many years, with
clashes between programs that had football programs and those that did not. The newly formed American Athletic Conference
boasts schools from Texas to Florida and all the way to Connecticut. The dynamic conference has proven to be one of the best
in men's college basketball since forming last year, with teams like Cincinnati and UCONN as perennial contenders. Cincinnati
is the defending American Athletic Conference regular season champion, but the UCONN Huskies won the National Championship
in 2014, bringing a National Championship to the conference during its first year of existence. Although it is only one year
old there have already been changes in the American Athletic Conference, with the departure of Louisville and Rutgers and
the addition of Tulsa and Tulane. With the American Athletic Conference shakeup, things may look a little different on the
college basketball landscape, but no matter which conference they are in, the Temple Owls are a team with a storied legacy
that continues to find success. Expect big things to happen in the American Athletic Conference in the years to come as new
rivalries are established and it continues to prove itself as one of the premiere college hoops conferences in the country.
College basketball is one of the most exciting sports there is, and watching it at home does not
even come close to matching up to the thrill of being in the arena for a game. The game boasts some of the best student-athletes
in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, and the biggest contests have an atmosphere that
is unrivaled. When you set foot in Gampel Pavilion for a UCONN Huskies home basketball game this will all be clear. As the
teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The
game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is
winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with
each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball
tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Huskies' side erupts after another big win and their fans
flow out of the arena in jubilation.
The history of UCONN Huskies basketball goes back 113 years
but it was not until 1999 that the program finally won their first National Championship. The Huskies' 2014 National Championship
was the first not won under former head coach Jim Calhoun. The 2014 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Shabazz Napier
had quite the college career, winning the National Championship during his freshman season and then closing out his time at
UCONN with another one in his senior season.