2006–07 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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2006–07 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. NR
AP No. NR
2006–07 record 17–14 (6–10 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (21st year)
Assistant coach George Blaney
Assistant coach Andre LaFleur
Assistant coach Tom Moore
Home arena Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Seasons
2006–07 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Georgetown 13 3   .813     30 7   .811
#16 Louisville 12 4   .750     24 10   .706
#12 Pittsburgh 12 4   .750     29 8   .784
#17 Notre Dame 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
#20 Marquette 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
West Virginia 9 7   .563     27 9   .750
DePaul 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Villanova 9 7   .563     22 11   .667
Providence 8 8   .500     18 13   .581
St. John's 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Connecticut 6 10   .375     17 14   .548
*Seton Hall 4 12   .250     13 16   .448
*South Florida 3 13   .188     12 18   .400
*Rutgers 3 13   .188     10 19   .345
*Cincinnati 2 14   .125     11 19   .367
**Syracuse 6   .000     2 11   .154
2007 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2007[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2007 Big East Tournament
**Syracuse had 22 regular season games and two postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Syracuse′s disputed record was 10–6, 24–11.

The 2006–07 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2006–07 collegiate men's basketball season. The Huskies completed the season with a 17–14 overall record. The Huskies were members of the Big East Conference where they finished with a 6–10 record. The Huskies played their home games at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut and the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and they were led by twenty-first-year head coach Jim Calhoun.[2][3]

Recruiting class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jerome Dyson
SG
Andover, New Hampshire Proctor Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sep 17, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Ben Eaves
SF
Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 24, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Gavin Edwards
C
Gilbert, Arizona Mesquite HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Mar 31, 2006 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Curtis Kelly
PF
New York City, New York Rice HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 29, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Jonathan Mandeldove
C
Chatham, Virginia Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sep 18, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Stanley Robinson
PF
Birmingham, Alabama Huffman High School-Magnet 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Oct 11, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Hasheem Thabeet
C
Houston, Texas Cypress Community Christian 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jun 2, 2006 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Doug Wiggins
PG
East Hartford, Connecticut East Hartford HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jan 3, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 5   Rivals: 4
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

Listed are the student athletes who are members of the 2006–2007 team.[4]

# Name Position Year
4 Jeff Adrien Forward So
24 Craig Austrie Guard So
11 Jerome Dyson Guard Fr
2 Ben Eaves Forward So
33 Gavin Edwards Forward Fr
35 Marty Gagne Guard Sr
25 Rob Garrison Guard So
1 Marcus Johnson Forward So
14 Curtis Kelly Forward Fr
32 Jonathan Mandeldove Center Fr
12 A. J. Price Guard So
21 Stanley Robinson Forward Fr
10 Ben Spencer Guard Jr
34 Hasheem Thabeet Center Fr
3 Doug Wiggins Guard Fr

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/1/2006*
No. 18 American International W 75–59 
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
11/6/2006*
No. 18 Bryant W 70–45 
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
Regular season
11/10/2006*
 SNY
No. 18 Quinnipiac W 53–46  1–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
11/17/2006*
No. 21 Central Arkansas
Hispanic College Fund Classic
W 88–59  2–0
Hartford Civic Center (14,557)
Hartford, Connecticut
11/18/2006*
 SNY
No. 21 Fairfield
Hispanic College Fund Classic
W 74–49  3–0
Hartford Civic Center (14,232)
Hartford, Connecticut
11/19/2006*
 ESPNU
No. 21 Ole Miss
Hispanic College Fund Classic
W 77–59  4–0
Hartford Civic Center (14,813)
Hartford, Connecticut
11/26/2006*
 FSN New York
No. 18 Albany W 86–55  5–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
11/29/2006*
 FSN New York
No. 20 Sacred Heart W 89–46  6–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/3/2006*
No. 20 Texas Southern W 106–55  7–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/6/2006*
 SNY
No. 19 Northeastern W 81–53  8–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/17/2006*
 FSN New York
No. 14 Saint Mary's College W 89–73  9–0
Hartford Civic Center (14,308)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/20/2006*
 ESPNU
No. 14 Pepperdine W 88–66  10–0
Hartford Civic Center (15,117)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/27/2006*
No. 12 Coppin State W 84–41  11–0
Hartford Civic Center (15,351)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/30/2006
 ESPN2
No. 12 at West Virginia L 71–81  11–1 (0–1)
WVU Coliseum (11,903)
Morgantown, West Virginia
1/2/2007
 SNY
No. 18 South Florida W 69–50  12–1 (1–1)
Hartford Civic Center (15,174)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/6/2007*
 ESPN
No. 18 at No. 19 LSU L 49–66  12–2
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (13,121)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1/10/2007
 SNY
No. 24 No. 8 Marquette L 69–73  12–3 (1–2)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
1/13/2007
 MSG
No. 24 at St. John's W 68–59  13–3 (2–2)
Madison Square Garden (12,178)
New York City
1/16/2007
 ESPN2
at No. 6 Pittsburgh L 54–63  13–4 (2–3)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh
1/20/2007*
 CBS
Indiana L 73–77  13–5
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/22/2007
 ESPN
at Louisville L 54–68  13–6 (2–4)
Freedom Hall (19,876)
Louisville, Kentucky
1/27/2007
 FSN New York
Providence L 72–84  13–7 (2–5)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/31/2007
 SNY
at No. 21 DePaul L 58–66  13–8 (2–6)
Allstate Arena (10,003)
Rosemont, Illinois
2/3/2007
 MSG
Rutgers W 61–50  14–8 (3–6)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/5/2007
 ESPN
Syracuse
Rivalry
W 67–60  15–8 (4–6)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/11/2007*
 CBS
at Georgia Tech L 52–65  15–9
Georgia Dome (19,194)
Atlanta
2/14/2007
 MSG
Seton Hall W 67–55  16–9 (5–6)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/17/2007
 ABC
at Syracuse
Rivalry
L 63–73  16–10 (5–7)
Carrier Dome (32,376)
Syracuse, New York
2/21/2007
 FSN New York
at Rutgers W 65–55  17–10 (6–7)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (7,070)
Piscataway, New Jersey
2/25/2007
 CBS
Louisville L 69–76  17–11 (6–8)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/28/2007
 ESPN
Villanova L 74–78  17–12 (6–9)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
3/3/2007
 CBS
at No. 10 Georgetown
Rivalry
L 46–59  17–13 (6–10)
Verizon Center (18,764)
Washington, D.C.
Big East Tournament
3/7/2007
 ESPN
vs. Syracuse
First Round/Rivalry
L 65–78  17–14
Madison Square Garden (19,594)
New York
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006-07 Big East Conference Season Summary: Standings" sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12-13-2013.
  2. ^ 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Davis, Ken (September 30, 2010). The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault: The History of the Huskies. Atlanta: Whitman LLC. ISBN 0794828035. 
  4. ^ UCONN Men's Basketball – University of Connecticut Official Athletic Site