UCONN Huskies Basketball 2013-2014 News and Updates
2/7/14 – UConn got their first American Athletic Conference victory against UCF and have been rolling ever since. At 17-5, the Huskies sit in fifth place in the AAC and 18th in the Country. Connecticut was unable to finish the upset against No.7 Cincinnati Thursday, ultimately losing the hard fought matchup 63-58. Shabazz Napier led Connecticut with 16 points and three assists. Lasan Kromah had 13 points, Niels Giffey tallied 10, and Amida Brimah, Ryan Boatright, and Giffey grabbed four rebounds each. The rematch of the top 25 showdown in Connecticut (3/1) is one of five remaining games to be played at XL Center this season. The Huskies finale comes Mar 5 against Rutgers whom UConn defeated two weeks ago in NJ.
1/7/14 - While their women’s basketball team has held steadfast onto their No. 1 position, the Connecticut Huskies men’s team has hit a few snags in the road that has left them at No. 17. UConn opened up AAC play on New Years Eve with a strong 11-1 record, but their first couple conference outings resulting in two back-to-back losses, one to Houston and one to SMU. The Huskies bounced back from their rough start and defeated the Harvard Crimson, 56-61 yesterday at home, which shot them back into the top 10 of the conference with a 12-3 record. UConn must continue to ride this momentum for the rest of their conference play if they hope to take the AAC by storm. Be there for their biggest match of the year so far, when the Huskies host the Louisville Cardinals on Jan 16, get in for $158.
UCONN Huskies Basketball 2013-2014 Season
In his second year as head coach, Kevin Ollie is eager to take his boys to the top. With the postseason ban finally lifted, the Huskies have high hopes of entering the NCAA Tournament
this season. Ollie replaced the legendary Jim Calhoun just last year, but because the team was ineligible (UConn was penalized due to poor Academic Progress Rates during Calhoun era), he faced light pressure to pull off a winning season. Under Calhoun, UConn won the national title in 2011 for their third NCAA Tournament Championship, and the Huskies are looking to propel themselves into the Final 4
this season, as all systems are go.
UConn's postseason rush begins on Nov 8 against the Maryland Terrapins at Barclays Center. Soon after, they are pitted against in-state rival Yale (Nov 11), later in the month they will participate in the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden (Nov 21 and 22), and then in December they’ll host No. 10 Florida in one of the top non-conference college basketball games of the season. The Huskies have 18 conference games, beginning with a match against the Houston Cougars on New Years Eve. Division opponents, the Louisville Cardinals are visiting Gampel Pavilion on Jan 18 and travel to the KFC Yum! Center Mar 8 for the last regular season game, when the Huskies try to shake up the reigning AAC Champs.
Lucky Connecticut, their top seven scorers are returning, including their “Big Three”: Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels (lead rebounder last season). Fresh faces Terrence Samuels, Amida Brimah and Kentan Facey join the lineup this year, and great things are expected from newbie Facey. Last year, even though UConn knew they were ineligible, the Huskies came up with 20-11 on the season, so fans are excited to see them play with more vigor and vivacity now that the record counts! Watch the Huskies as they try to fulfill high expectations and participate in the first-ever American Athletic Conference Tournament (Mar 12-15)!