2003–04 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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2003–04 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
University of Connecticut Huskies (logo).png
Big East Tournament Champions
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #7
2003–04 record 33–6 (12–4 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun
Assistant coach Tom Moore
Assistant coach George Blaney
Assistant coach Andre LaFleur
Home arena Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Hartford Civic Center
Seasons
« 2002–03 2004–05 »
2003–04 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#9 Pittsburgh 13 3   .813     31 5   .861
#7 Connecticut 12 4   .750     33 6   .846
#21 Providence 11 5   .688     20 9   .690
#20 Syracuse 11 5   .688     23 8   .742
#25 Boston College 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
Seton Hall 10 6   .625     21 12   .636
Notre Dame 9 7   .563     19 13   .594
Virginia Tech 7 9   .438     15 14   .517
Rutgers 7 9   .438     20 13   .606
West Virginia 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Villanova 6 10   .375     18 17   .514
Georgetown 4 12   .250     13 15   .464
Miami* 4 12   .250     14 16   .467
St. John's* 1 15   .063     6 21   .222
2004 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 5, 2004[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2004 Big East Tournament

The 2003–2004 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2003–2004 NCAA Division I basketball season. Coached by Jim Calhoun, the Huskies played their home games at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut, and are a member of the Big East Conference. They won their record-tying sixth Big East tournament. On April 6, 2004, they claimed their second national championship by defeating Georgia Tech, 82–73.

Roster[edit]

2003–04 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G/F 31 Anderson, RashadRashad Anderson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Lakeland, FL
F/C 2 Romitman, CarloCarlo Romitman 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Peekskill, NY
G 24 Baisch, JasonJason Baisch 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Southbury, CT
F/C 21 Boone, JoshJosh Boone 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Mt. Airy, MD
F 33 Brown, DenhamDenham Brown 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Toronto, Canada
G 12 Brown, TaliekTaliek Brown 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Queens, NY
G 40 Evanovich, JustinJustin Evanovich 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Ann Arbor, MI
G 4 Gordon, BenBen Gordon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Mt. Vernon, NY
F 32 Nelson, EdEd Nelson (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jr Ft. Lauderdale, FL
F/C 50 Okafor, EmekaEmeka Okafor 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Jr Bellaire, TX
F 2 Swaller, RyanRyan Swaller 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Sr Milford, CT
F 13 Thompson, RyanRyan Thompson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Gold Coast, Australia
G/F 30 Tooles, ShamonShamon Tooles 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Coatesville, PA
F 3 Villanueva, CharlieCharlie Villanueva 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Brooklyn, NY
F 23 White, MarcusMarcus White 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Chicago, IL
G 5 Williams, MarcusMarcus Williams (S) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Los Angeles
Head coach

Jim Calhoun

Assistant coach(es)

George Blaney
Tom Moore
Andre LaFleur


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: January 23, 2011[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition games
November 3* Team Nike Harry A. Gampel PavilionStorrs, CT W 96–78    0–0
November 13* Beltway Ballers Hartford Civic CenterHartford, CT W 102–44    0–0
Regular Season
November 17* 7:00 pm Yale #1 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT
(Preseason NIT First round)
ESPN2 W 70–60  10,167 1–0
November 19* 7:00 pm Nevada #1 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT
(Preseason NIT Second round)
ESPN W 93–79  10,167 2–0
November 22* 12:00 pm Sacred Heart #1 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT Fox 61 W 111–64  16,085 3–0
November 26* 9:30 pm vs. Georgia Tech #1 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(Preseason NIT Semifinals)
ESPN L 61–77  7,607 3–1
November 28* 4:30 pm vs. Utah #1 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Preseason NIT Consolation Game)
ESPN W 76–44  8,910 4–1
December 1* 7:00 pm Lehigh #4 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT WTXX W 75–55  16,103 5–1
December 6* 7:00 pm Army #4 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT WTXX W 74–46  10,167 6–1
December 13* 7:00 pm Quinnipiac #3 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT Fox 61 W 88–55  10,167 7–1
December 20* 12:00 pm Iona #2 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT WTXX W 104–54  16,294 8–1
December 28* 2:00 pm Ball State #2 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT WTXX W 101–62  16,294 9–1
December 30* 7:00 pm Massachusetts #1 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT W 91–67  16,294 10–1
January 2* 8:05 pm at Rice #1 Autry CourtHouston, TX NESN W 92–83  4,653 11–1
January 6 7:30 pm at Rutgers #1 Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ Fox 61 W 75–74  8,044 12–1
January 11* 4:30 pm #7 Oklahoma #1 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT CBS W 86–59  10,167 13–1
January 14 7:30 pm Georgetown #1 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT WTXX W 94–70  10,167 14–1
January 17* 3:30 pm at #11 North Carolina #1 Dean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC CBS L 83–86  21,750 14–2
January 19 7:00 pm #9 Pittsburgh #4 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT ESPN W 68–65  16,294 15–2
January 24 12:00 pm Providence #4 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT Fox 61 L 56–66  16,294 15–3
January 28 7:00 pm at Virginia Tech #8 Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA WTXX W 96–60  7,908 16–3
January 31 4:00 pm at Boston College #8 Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA Fox 61 W 63–58  8,606 17–3
February 2 7:00 pm #20 Syracuse #5 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT ESPN W 84–56  16,294 18–3
February 7 2:00 pm West Virginia #5 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT WTXX W 88–58  10,167 19–3
February 9 7:00 pm at Notre Dame #5 Edmund P. Joyce CenterSouth Bend, IN ESPN L 74–80  11,418 19–4
February 15 1:30 pm at #4 Pittsburgh #5 Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, PA ABC L 68–75  12,817 19–5
February 18 7:00 pm Miami #8 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT WTXX W 76–63  16,294 20–5
February 21 2:00 pm Notre Dame #8 Hartford Civic Center • Hartford, CT CBS W 61–50  16,294 21–5
February 24 7:00 pm at St. John's #8 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY ESPN2 W 71–53  11,736 22–5
February 28 2:30 pm at Villanova #8 Wachovia CenterPhiladelphia, PA ESPN W 75–74  16,392 23–5
March 1 7:00 pm Seton Hall #8 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT ESPN W 89–67  10,167 24–5
March 7 2:00 pm at Syracuse #8 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY CBS L 56–67  32,944 24–6
Big East Tournament
March 11 7:00 pm vs. Notre Dame #9 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY ESPN2 W 66–58  19,528 25–6
March 12 9:30 pm vs. Villanova #9 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY ESPN W 84–67  19,528 26–6
March 13 8:00 pm vs. #6 Pittsburgh #9 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY ESPN W 61–58  19,528 27–6
NCAA Tournament
March 18 7:10 pm vs. #15 Vermont #2 HSBC ArenaBuffalo, NY CBS W 70–53  N/A 28–6
March 20 7:58 pm vs. #7 DePaul #2 HSBC Arena • Buffalo, NY CBS W 72–55  18,686 29–6
March 25 7:10 pm vs. #6 Vanderbilt #2 America West ArenaPhoenix, AZ CBS W 73–53  N/A 30–6
March 27 4:40 pm vs. #8 Alabama #2 America West Arena • Phoenix, AZ CBS W 87–71  17,889 31–6
April 3 8:58 pm vs. #1 Duke #2 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX CBS W 79–78  44,417 32–6
April 6 9:21 pm vs. #3 Georgia Tech #2 Alamodome • San Antonio, TX CBS W 82–73  44,468 33–6
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll NCAA Tournament ranks represent seedings in region. All times are in Eastern Time[3].

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
2004 1 2 Emeka Okafor Charlotte Bobcats
2004 1 3 Ben Gordon Chicago Bulls
2005 1 7 Charlie Villanueva Toronto Raptors
2006 1 12 Hilton Armstrong New Orleans Hornets
2006 1 22 Marcus Williams New Jersey Nets
2006 1 23 Josh Boone New Jersey Nets
2006 2 40 Denham Brown Seattle SuperSonics

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References[edit]

  1. ^ " sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11-16-2013.
  2. ^ "2003–04 Men's Basketball Roster". UConnHuskies.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2009. Retrieved July 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ "2003–04 Men's Basketball Schedule". UConnHuskies.com. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Retrieved March 31, 2008. 
  5. ^ http://www.databasebasketball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?lg=N&yr=2004