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