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
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 7
2003–04 record 33–6 (12–4 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (18th year)
Assistant coach Tom Moore
Assistant coach George Blaney
Assistant coach Andre LaFleur
Assistant coach Clyde Vaughan
Home arena Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Hartford Civic Center
Seasons
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 were 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 Hometown
G/F 31 Anderson, RashadRashad Anderson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Lakeland, Florida
F/C 11 Armstrong, HiltonHilton Armstrong 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Peekskill, New York
G 24 Baisch, JasonJason Baisch 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Southbury, Connecticut
F/C 21 Boone, JoshJosh Boone 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Mt. Airy, Maryland
F 33 Brown, DenhamDenham Brown 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Toronto, Ontario, Canada
G 12 Brown, TaliekTaliek Brown 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Queens, New York
G 40 Evanovich, JustinJustin Evanovich 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Ann Arbor, Michigan
G 4 Gordon, BenBen Gordon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Mt. Vernon, New York
F 32 Nelson, EdEd Nelson (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jr Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
F/C 50 Okafor, EmekaEmeka Okafor 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Jr Bellaire, Texas
F 2 Swaller, RyanRyan Swaller 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Sr Milford, Connecticut
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, Pennsylvania
F 3 Villanueva, CharlieCharlie Villanueva 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Brooklyn, New York
F 23 White, MarcusMarcus White 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Chicago
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, Connecticut
November 13*
Beltway Ballers W 102–44  0–0
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
Regular Season
November 17*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 1 Yale
Preseason NIT First round
W 70–60  1–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
November 19*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 Nevada
Preseason NIT Second round
W 93–79  2–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
November 22*
12:00 pm, Fox 61
No. 1 Sacred Heart W 111–64  3–0
Hartford Civic Center (16,085)
Hartford, Connecticut
November 26*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 1 vs. Georgia Tech
Preseason NIT Semifinals
L 61–77  3–1
Madison Square Garden (7,607)
New York City
November 28*
4:30 pm, ESPN
No. 1 vs. Utah
Preseason NIT Consolation Game
W 76–44  4–1
Madison Square Garden (8,910)
New York
December 1*
7:00 pm, WTXX
No. 4 Lehigh W 75–55  5–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,103)
Hartford, Connecticut
December 6*
7:00 pm, WTXX
No. 4 Army W 74–46  6–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
December 13*
7:00 pm, Fox 61
No. 3 Quinnipiac W 88–55  7–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
December 20*
12:00 pm, WTXX
No. 2 Iona W 104–54  8–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
December 28*
2:00 pm, WTXX
No. 2 Ball State W 101–62  9–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
December 30*
7:00 pm
No. 1 Massachusetts W 91–67  10–1
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
January 2*
8:05 pm, NESN
No. 1 at Rice W 92–83  11–1
Autry Court (4,653)
Houston
January 6
7:30 pm, Fox 61
No. 1 at Rutgers W 75–74  12–1 (1–0)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (8,044)
Piscataway, New Jersey
January 11*
4:30 pm, CBS
No. 1 No. 7 Oklahoma W 86–59  13–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
January 14
7:30 pm, WTXX
No. 1 Georgetown
Rivalry
W 94–70  14–1 (2–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
January 17*
3:30 pm, CBS
No. 1 at No. 11 North Carolina L 83–86  14–2
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
January 19
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 No. 9 Pittsburgh W 68–65  15–2 (3–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
January 24
12:00 pm, Fox 61
No. 4 Providence L 56–66  15–3 (3–1)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
January 28
7:00 pm, WTXX
No. 8 at Virginia Tech W 96–60  16–3 (4–1)
Cassell Coliseum (7,908)
Blacksburg, Virginia
January 31
4:00 pm, Fox 61
No. 8 at Boston College W 63–58  17–3 (5–1)
Conte Forum (8,606)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
February 2
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 No. 20 Syracuse
Rivalry
W 84–56  18–3 (6–1)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
February 7
2:00 pm, WTXX
No. 5 West Virginia W 88–58  19–3 (7–1)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
February 9
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 at Notre Dame L 74–80  19–4 (7–2)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (11,418)
South Bend, Indiana
February 15
1:30 pm, ABC
No. 5 at No. 4 Pittsburgh L 68–75  19–5 (7–3)
Petersen Events Center (12,817)
Pittsburgh
February 18
7:00 pm, WTXX
No. 8 Miami W 76–63  20–5 (8–3)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
February 21
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 8 Notre Dame W 61–50  21–5 (9–3)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
February 24
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 8 at St. John's W 71–53  22–5 (10–3)
Madison Square Garden (11,736)
New York
February 28
2:30 pm, ESPN
No. 8 at Villanova W 75–74  23–5 (11–3)
Wachovia Center (16,392)
Philadelphia
March 1
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 Seton Hall W 89–67  24–5 (12–3)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
March 7
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 8 at Syracuse
Rivalry
L 56–67  24–6 (12–4)
Carrier Dome (32,944)
Syracuse, New York
Big East Tournament
March 11
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 9 vs. Notre Dame
Quarterfinals
W 66–58  25–6
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York
March 12
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 9 vs. Villanova
Semifinals
W 84–67  26–6
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York
March 13
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 9 vs. No. 6 Pittsburgh
Championship game
W 61–58  27–6
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York
NCAA Tournament
March 18*
7:10 pm, CBS
(2 P) No. 7 vs. (15 P) Vermont
First Round
W 70–53  28–6
HSBC Arena (18,686)
Buffalo, New York
March 20*
7:58 pm, CBS
(2 P) No. 7 vs. (7 P) DePaul
Second Round
W 72–55  29–6
HSBC Arena (18,686)
Buffalo, New York
March 25*
7:10 pm, CBS
(2 P) No. 7 vs. (6 P) Vanderbilt
Sweet Sixteen
W 73–53  30–6
America West Arena (17,889)
Phoenix, Arizona
March 27*
4:40 pm, CBS
(2 P) No. 7 vs. (8 P) Alabama
Elite Eight
W 87–71  31–6
America West Arena (17,889)
Phoenix, Arizona
April 3*
8:58 pm, CBS
(2 P) No. 7 vs. (1 A) No. 6 Duke
Final Four
W 79–78  32–6
Alamodome (44,417)
San Antonio
April 5*
9:21 pm, CBS
(2 P) No. 7 vs. (3 S) No. 14 Georgia Tech
Championship game
W 82–73  33–6
Alamodome (44,468)
San Antonio, Texas
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. P denotes Phoenix Region, A denotes Atlanta Region,
S denotes St. Louis 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