Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Breaking Down UConn's 2012-13 Schedule

Thursday             1              AIC (exhibition)                                Gampel Pavilion                               TBA
Sunday                 4              UMass-Lowell                   XL Center                                            TBA
Friday                    9              Michigan State                  Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany           5:30 p.m.
A homecoming for UConn’s three German-born players (Giffey, Wolf, Tolksdorf) kicks off season
Tuesday               13           Vermont                              Gampel Pavilion                               7 p.m.
Defending America East champs feature frosh Ethan O’Day from Mansfield, E.O. Smith
Friday                    16           Wake Forest                      St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands   6:30 p.m.
Demon Deacons 4-12 in ACC last year; first time facing UConn since 1991
Sat. or Sun.         17/18     TBD                                        St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands   TBD
Huskies could face Quinnipiac if both teams win or lose their first-round games.
Monday               19           TBD                                        St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands   TBD
UConn will face either Mercer, UIC, New Mexico or … George Mason!!!
Sunday                 25           Stony Brook                       Gampel Pavilion                               TBD
Sea Wolves still piloted by former UConn player, assistant coach Steve Pikiell
Thursday             29           New Hampshire                               XL Center                                  7:30 p.m.
Third and final America East foe on UConn’s schedule this season

Tuesday               4              North Carolina St.            Madison Square Garden               9 p.m.
Preceded by Georgetown-Texas as part of 18th annual Jimmy V Classic, benefitting cancer research
Friday                    7              Harvard                                                Gampel Pavilion           7 p.m.
Defending Ivy champions coming off first NCAA tournament appearance in 66 years
Monday               17           Univ. of Maryland-ES     XL Center                                            7 p.m.
Hawks went 7-23 last year, play in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Friday                    21           Fordham                              XL Center                                            7 p.m.
Rams are getting back on right track under coach Tom Pecora
Saturday              29           Washington                        XL Center                                            7:30 p.m.
First of a true Husky home-and-home series; teams will play in Seattle in 2013-14

Tuesday               1              Marquette                          Milwaukee                                         8 p.m.
A sort of homecoming for UConn freshman forward Phil Nolan, who hails from Suds City
Tuesday               8              DePaul                                  Gampel Pavilion                               7 p.m.
With Cleveland Melvin, Brandon Young, there is some talent here
Saturday              12           Notre Dame                       South Bend, Ind.                              2 p.m.
Big East will need to find a new Scholar-Athlete of Year now that Tim Abromaitis is no longer eligible
Monday               14           Louisville                              XL Center                                            7 p.m.
ESPN’s first Big Monday game of year features Cardinals, who’ll be a consensus national top-10 pick
Saturday              19           Pittsburgh                           Pittsburgh                                           TBD
Pitt’s streak of NCAA tourney berths ended at 10 last year … but they were CBI champions!
Sunday                 27           Rutgers                                                XL Center                                 2 p.m.
Scarlet Knights seem to be on the right track under third-year coach Mike Rice
Thursday             31           Providence                         Providence                                         7 p.m.
Will New London’s Kris Dunn be back from injury by this game?

Sunday                 3              South Florida                     Gampel Pavilion                               2 p.m.
Bulls reached NCAA tourney for first time in 19 years last year, but must replace three starters
Wednesday        6              St. John’s                             New York                                            7 p.m.
Steve Lavin should be back at the helm after bout with cancer last season
Sunday                 10           Seton Hall                            Newark, N.J.                                      Noon
Hillhouse product Freddie Wilson hopes to see more playing time as a sohomore
Wednesday        13           Syracuse                              XL Center                                            7 p.m.
This will be the final time UConn plays Syracuse with the latter a member of the Big East
Saturday              16           Villanova                              XL Center                                            Noon
Jay Wright trying to bounce back from an uncharacteristically poor season, as well
Thursday             21           Cincinnati                            XL Center                                            7 p.m.
Bearcats went to Sweet 16 last year but will need to adjust to life without Yancy Gates
Saturday              23           DePaul                                  Rosemont, Ill.                                    8 p.m.
Around this time, we’ll remind you again that Melvin once de-committed from UConn
Wednesday        27           Georgetown                      Gampel Pavlion                                                7 p.m.
Young Hoyas don’t have a single senior on their roster

Saturday              2              Cincinnati                            Cincinnati                                            2 p.m.
Will Jim Calhoun accuse Mick Cronin of not voting a UConn player for all-Big East again this year?
Wednesday        6              South Florida                     Tampa                                                  9 p.m.
If nothing else, Huskies get a warm-weather respite
Saturday              9              Providence                         Gampel Pavilion                               7 p.m.
With no postseason eligibility, this will be UConn’s final game of the 2012-13 season.


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