Report: UConn, Maryland to Open Next Season In Brooklyn [Wash Post]

by Categorized: Kentan Facey, Omar Calhoun, Terrence Samuel, UConn men's basketball

UConn’s non-conference schedule is about to take a little more shape. An agreement is in place for the Huskies to open next season against Maryland at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, as first reported Friday night by the Washington Post, citing “a individual with knowledge of the negotiations.”

Click here to read Alex Prewitt’s report.

I’m told there isn’t a signed contract yet, so UConn will not speak to it, but that’s likely just a matter of time. The game would be Nov. 8, and part of Maryland’s multi-year deal with the Barclay’s Center to play games there.

This is a great fit for UConn. It gives them a power-conference opponent without a home-and-home commitment, the neutral venue close enough for thousands of Huskies fans to get there. And it gives the program exposure in New York City in the wake of the end of the Big East Tournament. UConn will have three New York-area players next year, Omar Calhoun, Terrence Samuel and Kentan Facey, and they are targeting at least one New Yorker, guard Khadeen Carrington, from  the Class oc 2014.

… So we know that UConn will play Maryland in Brooklyn on Nov. 8, and  some combination of Boston College, Washington and Indiana in the Y2K Sports Classic in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21 and 22. The Huskies will have two home  games as part of the Y2K, but the opponents and format are yet to be announced.

Their commitment in the conference-to-be-named-later, in which they will be one of 10 teams next season, will included home-and-home dates against their other nine. That means two games each against Louisville, Cincinnati and Memphis, along with Maryland and possibly Indiana, there will be plenty of opportunities for quality wins.

And there figures to be more to come, as UConn needs to scheule up as much as possible.




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4 thoughts on “Report: UConn, Maryland to Open Next Season In Brooklyn [Wash Post]

  1. Slice

    Why not play all of our games in Brooklyn? We recruit in NY and we need recuits to see us? We already have all the CT recruits in our back pocket so why waste time playing in CT? NYC isthe way to go for home games!!!

  2. revkev

    Is Temple chopped liver or something? That’s two more quality win potentials there.

    This new league will be a top five league in the country next season. It will cearly be better in hoops than the so called Big East. It’s the next year, when Louisville departs, that the problems begin to surface.

    How about the ACC buying itself two final fours to put on its resume. Everyone is talking football but they’ve signifcantly upgraded their hoops status. I know they have the rep but when you actually look at the accomplishments of the other schools in the league there’s not a lot there beyond Carolina and Duke. The league will no longer be their playground. It’s pretty clear that Duke would have finished in the 6-10th range in the Big East this season and Carolina would have been a lower division squad not earning enough wins to make the tournament.


    It would be great to play Maryland at this venue to gain more national exposure. Somehow the “nit wit” Randy Edsall “haters” will spin this into a bad deal for Uconn though.

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