A few weeks ago, the UConn men's basketball Big East match-ups were unveiled, and now we know who the Huskies will face in their 10 non-conferences home games, too.
In a Monday press release, the university announced that the Huskies would begin the 2011-12 regular season with four non-conference games: Columbia (Nov. 11), Wagner (Nov. 14), Maine (Nov. 17) and Coppin State (Nov. 20). The team will then head to Paradise Island, Bahamas for three games at the Battle 4 Atlantis, a tournament that includes Harvard, Florida State, Utah, Central Florida, College of Charleston and UNC-Asheville. UConn's opponents are yet to be determined.
Then there's the annual Big East/SEC Challenge, where UConn will host Arkansas on Dec. 3. The Huskies finish off their non-conference home schedule against Harvard (Dec.7), Holy Cross (Dec. 18) and Fairfield (Dec. 22), before playing their last non-conference game on the road against Tennessee.
The Huskies will also host two exhibition games against Jim Calhoun's alma mater AIC on Nov. 2 (here's to hoping Calhoun is still coaching!) and C.W. Post on Nov. 6.
CONNECTICUT 2011-12 Men's Basketball Schedule
Sites for home games (Gampel Pavilion or XL Center) to be determined in September
- Nov. 2 (exhib.): AIC
- Nov. 6 (exhib.): CW Post
- Nov. 11: Columbia
- Nov. 14: Wagner
- Nov. 17: Maine
- Nov. 20: Coppin State
- Nov. 24-26: Battle 4 Atlantis (Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas) - UConn, Harvard, Florida State, Utah, Massachusetts, Central Florida, College of Charleston, UNC - Asheville
- Dec. 3: Arkansas (BIG EAST/SEC Challenge)
- Dec. 7: Harvard
- Dec. 18: Holy Cross
- Dec. 22: Fairfield
- Jan. 21: at Tennessee
BIG EAST Schedule (Dates to be announced in early September) Teams in bold are home and home opponents
BIG EAST Home Games: CINCINNATI; DEPAUL; MARQUETTE; NOTRE DAME; PITTSBURGH; ST. JOHN'S; SETON HALL; SYRACUSE; WEST VIRGINIA
BIG EAST Away Games: at GEORGETOWN; at LOUISVILLE; at NOTRE DAME; at PROVIDENCE; at RUTGERS; at SETON HALL; at USF; at SYRACUSE.