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UConn's opponent Opening Day
So November 10, 2020.

UConn's 1st day in the Big East... Who do they play (as you know it'll be a Big East Opponent)
03-13-2020 02:45 PM
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I'm going with UConn @ St. John's at MSG.
03-13-2020 02:58 PM
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did I miss something is the BE opening with a conference game next season?
03-13-2020 06:45 PM
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(03-13-2020 06:45 PM)gosports1 Wrote:  did I miss something is the BE opening with a conference game next season?

No, but I think it'd be a fairly safe bet you see UConn open with a conference game against an old school opponent to start the new Era of basketball for UConn...
03-13-2020 10:07 PM
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Was going to say Georgetown but went with Providence. After years of playing teams far away in conference, let's start with the team in a state that borders us lol
03-13-2020 11:04 PM
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I'd like to save the first Nova game until Midway through the season. I want both teams in mid season shape when they meet first, since I think both will complete for the conference title.

Not trying to be boisterous, I just think we'll be really good next year if healthy
03-13-2020 11:06 PM
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(03-13-2020 11:06 PM)Nameless Wrote:  I'd like to save the first Nova game until Midway through the season. I want both teams in mid season shape when they meet first, since I think both will complete for the conference title.

Not trying to be boisterous, I just think we'll be really good next year if healthy

do you think my thesis is correct, that 1st game next year will be Big East Conference game?
03-14-2020 12:23 AM
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I kind of doubt it, as I don't think the Big East is one of the conferences that started doing that. Would be kind of cool though
03-14-2020 05:34 AM
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(03-13-2020 11:06 PM)Nameless Wrote:  I'd like to save the first Nova game until Midway through the season. I want both teams in mid season shape when they meet first, since I think both will complete for the conference title.

Not trying to be boisterous, I just think we'll be really good next year if healthy


I have mixed feelings about this, Nameless. On the one hand, UConn might be among the three to five best BE teams next year. On the other ... I feel the jury is still out a bit on Hurley. And the American — though very competitive this year with multiple solid teams — was still very average overall and, as such, likely did not provide the most accurate measuring tool for UConn's late-season surge.

Regardless, it does seem UConn hoops is headed in a positive direction (and not just because of BE membership).
03-14-2020 11:02 AM
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Give us Georgetown in Gampel.
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Probably going to be Georgetown

Since the restart of the Big East Georgetown/Nova has always been on the last weekend of the regular season. I might be off on a couple of the seasons. I wonder if that changes with UConn coming back?
03-16-2020 10:33 AM
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(03-16-2020 10:33 AM)TheBasketBallOpinion Wrote:  Probably going to be Georgetown

Since the restart of the Big East Georgetown/Nova has always been on the last weekend of the regular season. I might be off on a couple of the seasons. I wonder if that changes with UConn coming back?

5/7 seasons- only 2015(Seton Hall) and 2019(Marquette) were not Nova.

Last time UConn ended the regular season with a current Big East team- 2007 vs Georgetown.
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First two games in either order: Johnnies at MSG, Georgetown at Gampel
03-16-2020 01:58 PM
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(03-16-2020 01:58 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  First two games in either order: Johnnies at MSG, Georgetown at Gampel

XL is more convenient for GU grads on the gold coast; I'd even fly out if UCONN's first game back was there. But yeah, Gampel is the right choice.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nc...r/1952843/

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(03-16-2020 12:45 PM)stever20 Wrote:  
(03-16-2020 10:33 AM)TheBasketBallOpinion Wrote:  Probably going to be Georgetown

Since the restart of the Big East Georgetown/Nova has always been on the last weekend of the regular season. I might be off on a couple of the seasons. I wonder if that changes with UConn coming back?

5/7 seasons- only 2015(Seton Hall) and 2019(Marquette) were not Nova.

Last time UConn ended the regular season with a current Big East team- 2007 vs Georgetown.

No biggie, but i think the last game in 2013 was Providence at Gampel. It was UConn's last Big East game cuz they had a postseason ban that year.
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(03-18-2020 11:14 AM)billyjack Wrote:  
(03-16-2020 12:45 PM)stever20 Wrote:  
(03-16-2020 10:33 AM)TheBasketBallOpinion Wrote:  Probably going to be Georgetown

Since the restart of the Big East Georgetown/Nova has always been on the last weekend of the regular season. I might be off on a couple of the seasons. I wonder if that changes with UConn coming back?

5/7 seasons- only 2015(Seton Hall) and 2019(Marquette) were not Nova.

Last time UConn ended the regular season with a current Big East team- 2007 vs Georgetown.

No biggie, but i think the last game in 2013 was Providence at Gampel. It was UConn's last Big East game cuz they had a postseason ban that year.
you're right..
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(03-14-2020 11:02 AM)bill dazzle Wrote:  
(03-13-2020 11:06 PM)Nameless Wrote:  I'd like to save the first Nova game until Midway through the season. I want both teams in mid season shape when they meet first, since I think both will complete for the conference title.

Not trying to be boisterous, I just think we'll be really good next year if healthy


I have mixed feelings about this, Nameless. On the one hand, UConn might be among the three to five best BE teams next year. On the other ... I feel the jury is still out a bit on Hurley. And the American — though very competitive this year with multiple solid teams — was still very average overall and, as such, likely did not provide the most accurate measuring tool for UConn's late-season surge.

Regardless, it does seem UConn hoops is headed in a positive direction (and not just because of BE membership).

The Big East will definitely be a step up in competition, and it will be tough to make up for the loss of Vital. But I am very high on this team next year. The performance of the team late in the season while they were undermanned helped sell me on Hurley. That team performed very well with only 8 players. Add in Cole, Andre Jackson, Javonte Brown-Ferguson, Springs and whoever else we pick up, plus the development of our young players and I think we'll be very good.

Definitely understand your skepticism though
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(03-21-2020 01:56 PM)Nameless Wrote:  
(03-14-2020 11:02 AM)bill dazzle Wrote:  
(03-13-2020 11:06 PM)Nameless Wrote:  I'd like to save the first Nova game until Midway through the season. I want both teams in mid season shape when they meet first, since I think both will complete for the conference title.

Not trying to be boisterous, I just think we'll be really good next year if healthy


I have mixed feelings about this, Nameless. On the one hand, UConn might be among the three to five best BE teams next year. On the other ... I feel the jury is still out a bit on Hurley. And the American — though very competitive this year with multiple solid teams — was still very average overall and, as such, likely did not provide the most accurate measuring tool for UConn's late-season surge.

Regardless, it does seem UConn hoops is headed in a positive direction (and not just because of BE membership).

The Big East will definitely be a step up in competition, and it will be tough to make up for the loss of Vital. But I am very high on this team next year. The performance of the team late in the season while they were undermanned helped sell me on Hurley. That team performed very well with only 8 players. Add in Cole, Andre Jackson, Javonte Brown-Ferguson, Springs and whoever else we pick up, plus the development of our young players and I think we'll be very good.

Definitely understand your skepticism though


My father watched on TV a number of UConn games this past season and was fairly impressed. He knows the team improved as the season progressed. I saw a good bit of the two games involving Memphis and UConn and found the Huskies to be solid.

I would say I am "semi-skeptical" that the program will be "top three or four in BE play" but feel UConn could be dangerous in its first year in the league.

If anything, it will be very interesting to follow this story line. There is clearly reason for optimism in Storrs.
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