2007–08 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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2007–08 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches No. NR
AP No. 16
2007–08 record 24–9 (13–5 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (22nd year)
Assistant coach George Blaney
Assistant coach Andre LaFleur
Assistant coach Patrick Sellers
Home arena Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Seasons
2007–08 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Georgetown 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#13 Louisville 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
#15 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
#16 Connecticut 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
West Virginia 11 7   .611     26 11   .703
#25 Marquette 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
#17 Pittsburgh 10 8   .556     27 10   .730
Villanova 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Syracuse 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Cincinnati 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Providence 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
*DePaul 6 12   .333     11 19   .367
*St. John's 5 13   .278     11 19   .367
*South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
*Rutgers 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
2008 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 7, 2008[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2008 Big East Tournament.

The 2007–08 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Huskies men's basketball program in the 2007–08 college basketball season. Coached by Jim Calhoun, they played their home games at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut.

The Huskies finished with an overall record of 24–9, including a Big East Conference record of 13–5. The team finished the regular season in 4th place in the Big East standings.

Recruiting class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Donnell Beverly
PG
Lawndale, CA Leuzinger HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 12, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR
  • 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 2008–2009 team.[2]

# Name Position Year
4 Jeff Adrien Forward Jr
24 Craig Austrie Guard Jr
55 Kyle Bailey Guard Fr
2 Donnell Beverly Guard Fr
40 Johnnie Bird Guard Jr
11 Jerome Dyson Guard So
33 Gavin Edwards Forward So
35 Alex Hornat Forward So
14 Curtis Kelly Forward So
45 John Linder Forward Jr
32 Jonathan Mandeldove Center So
12 A. J. Price Guard Jr
21 Stanley Robinson Forward So
34 Hasheem Thabeet Center So
30 Jim Veronick Forward Jr

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/1/2007*
Assumption W 90–75 
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, CT
11/4/2007*
Bryant W 100–65 
XL Center 
Hartford, CT
Regular season
11/7/2007*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Morgan State
2K Sports College Hoops Classic
W 69–65  1–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (9,711)
Storrs, CT
11/8/2007*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Buffalo
2K Sports College Hoops Classic
W 82–57  2–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (9,740)
Storrs, CT
11/15/2007*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Gardner-Webb
2K Sports College Hoops Classic Semifinals
W 78–66  3–0
Madison Square Garden (7,308)
New York, NY
11/16/2007*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 3 Memphis
2K Sports College Hoops Classic Finals
L 70–81  3–1
Madison Square Garden (8,895)
New York, NY
11/20/2007*
7:30 PM, SNY
Gardner-Webb W 89–72  4–1
XL Center (11,172)
Hartford, CT
11/26/2007*
7:00 PM, SNY
Florida A&M W 93–54  5–1
XL Center (11,064)
Hartford, CT
12/1/2007*
3:30 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 19 Gonzaga
The Hartford Hall of Fame Showcase
L 82–85  5–2
TD Banknorth Garden (18,007)
Boston, MA
12/6/2007*
7:30 PM, SNY
Northeastern W 69–60  6–2
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (9,915)
Storrs, CT
12/16/2007*
2:00 PM, SNY
Quinnipiac W 82–49  7–2
XL Center (11,497)
Hartford, CT
12/22/2007*
1:00 PM, SNY
Maine W 105–60  8–2
XL Center (12,244)
Hartford, CT
12/28/2007*
8:00 PM, CSTV
UCF W 85–82  9–2
UCF Arena (6,224)
Orlando, FL
1/3/2008
7:00 PM, SNY
at Seton Hall W 98–86  10–2 (1–0)
Prudential Center (6,962)
Newark, NJ
1/5/2008
9:00 PM, ESPN
at Notre Dame L 67–73  10–3 (1–1)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (10,505)
Notre Dame, IN
1/8/2008
7:00 PM, SNY
St. John's W 81–65  11–3 (2–1)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (9,786)
Storrs, CT
1/12/2008
2:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 7 Georgetown
Rivalry
L 69–72  11–4 (2–2)
Verizon Center (20,035)
Washington, DC
1/17/2008
7:00 PM, SNY
Providence L 65–77  11–5 (2–3)
XL Center (13,719)
Hartford, CT
1/20/2008
1:00 PM, FSN New York
No. 13 Marquette W 89–73  12–5 (3–3)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
1/23/2008
7:30 PM, FSN New York
at Cincinnati W 84–83  13–5 (4–3)
Fifth Third Arena (10,481)
Cincinnati, OH
1/26/2008*
1:00 PM, CBS
at No. 7 Indiana W 68–63  14–5
Assembly Hall (17,392)
Bloomington, IN
1/28/2008
7:00 PM, ESPN
Louisville W 69–67  15–5 (5–3)
XL Center (15,120)
Hartford, CT
2/2/2008
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 18 Pittsburgh W 60–53  16–5 (6–3)
XL Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
2/6/2008
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 19 at Syracuse
Rivalry
W 63–61  17–5 (7–3)
Carrier Dome (23,721)
Syracuse, NY
2/9/2008*
4:00 PM, ESPN
No. 19 Georgia Tech W 80–68  18–5
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
2/13/2008
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 17 No. 20 Notre Dame W 84–78  19–5 (8–3)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
2/16/2008
12:00 PM, FSN New York
No. 17 at South Florida W 74–73 OT 20–5 (9–3)
USF Sun Dome (6,185)
Tampa, FL
2/19/2008
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 13 DePaul W 65–60  21–5 (10–3)
XL Center (14,858)
Hartford, CT
2/23/2008
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 at Villanova L 65–67  21–6 (10–4)
The Pavilion (19,223)
Villanova, PA
2/26/2008
7:30 PM, MSG
No. 15 at Rutgers W 79–61  22–6 (11–4)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (5,833)
Piscataway, NJ
3/1/2008
12:00 PM, MSG
No. 15 West Virginia W 79–71  23–6 (12–4)
XL Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
3/6/2008
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 at Providence L 76–85  23–7 (12–5)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (9,986)
Providence, RI
3/9/2008
6:00 PM, SNY
No. 13 Cincinnati W 96–51  24–7 (13–5)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
Big East Tournament
3/13/2008
2:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 West Virginia
Quarterfinals
L 72–78  24–8
Madison Square Garden (19,562)
New York, NY
2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/21/2008
3:40 PM, CBS
(4 W) No. 16 vs. (13 W) San Diego
First Round
L 69–70 OT 24–9
St. Pete Times Forum (15,920)
Tampa, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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