Q: Why did they schedule the basketball game the same night as the UConn-Louisville football game? I would have gone to both if not on the same night.
A: Well, John, it’s not ideal, but Nov. 8 was the day the Barclays Center scheduled for this game, so UConn has no choice there. They couldn’t pass up a national TV game in New York. The benefits from playing this game outweigh any drawbacks.
The football game with Louisville is probably locked in, though a start time and TV hasn’t been announced yet. Maybe there is wiggle room to move it up or back a day. It would be worth looking into that. November is a long way off.