1956–57 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1956–57 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Yankee Conference Regular Season Champions
ConferenceYankee Conference
1956–57 record17–8 (8–0 YC)
Head coachHugh Greer (11th season)
Assistant coachNick Rodis
Home arenaHugh S. Greer Field House
Seasons
1956–57 Yankee Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Connecticut 8 0   1.000     17 8   .680
Rhode Island 6 3   .667     11 11   .500
Vermont 3 2   .600     15 5   .750
Massachusetts 4 4   .500     13 11   .542
Maine 2 6   .250     6 14   .300
New Hampshire 1 9   .100     3 16   .158

The 1956–57 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1956–57 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 17–8 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Yankee Conference, where they ended the season with an 8–0 record. They were the Yankee Conference regular season champions and made it to the first round in the 1957 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Huskies played their home games at Hugh S. Greer Field House in Storrs, Connecticut, and were led by eleventh-year head coach Hugh Greer.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
12/1/1956*
Colby W 103–89  1–0
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/3/1956
New Hampshire W 98–50  2–0 (1–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/6/1956*
at Yale W 77–66  3–0
Payne Whitney Gymnasium 
New Haven, CT
12/11/1956*
at Rutgers W 88–75  4–0
College Avenue Gymnasium 
Newark, NJ
12/15/1956*
Boston College L 81–87  4–1
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
12/22/1956*
at Manhattan L 86–100  4–2
 
New York, NY
12/27/1956*
at Miami
Orange Bowl Tournament
W 74–70  5–2
Miami Beach Convention Center 
Miami, FL
12/28/1956*
vs. Stanford
Orange Bowl Tournament
W 57–56  6–2
Miami Beach Convention Center 
Miami, FL
12/29/1956*
vs. Pittsburgh
Orange Bowl Tournament
W 64–50 OT 7–2
Miami Beach Convention Center 
Miami, FL
1/2/1957*
Dartmouth L 67–70 OT 7–3
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/5/1957*
Yale L 64–66  7–4
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/7/1957*
Syracuse
Rivalry
L 78–79  7–5
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/12/1957*
Holy Cross W 92–72  8–5
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
1/15/1957
at New Hampshire W 94–54  9–5 (2–0)
Lundholm Gym 
Durham, NH
1/26/1957*
at Colgate L 86–96  9–6
 
Hamilton, NY
1/30/1957
at Maine W 124–92  10–6 (3–0)
Memorial Gymnasium 
Orono, ME
2/2/1957*
Fordham L 67–68  10–7
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/5/1957
at Massachusetts W 97–71  11–7 (4–0)
Curry Hicks Cage 
Amherst, MA
2/9/1957
Maine W 118–81  12–7 (5–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/16/1957
Rhode Island W 88–79  13–7 (6–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/19/1957
Massachusetts W 90–77  14–7 (7–0)
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/23/1957*
American International W 118–88  15–7
Hugh S. Greer Field House 
Storrs, CT
2/26/1957*
at Holy Cross W 97–80  16–7
 
Worcester, MA
3/2/1957
at Rhode Island W 94–93  17–7 (8–0)
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, RI
NCAA Tournament
3/12/1957*
vs. Syracuse
First Round/Rivalry
L 76–82  17–8
 
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Schedule Source:[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2012 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ Davis, Ken (September 30, 2010). The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault: The History of the Huskies. Atlanta, GA: Whitman LLC. ISBN 0794828035.
  3. ^ "Connecticut Men's Basketball Archive Schedule". UConn Huskies. Retrieved 11 November 2015.