UConn is not quite ready to release the men’s basketball schedule. There are still some dates and times to be firmed up, determining of sites, Gampel or XL, contracts to be signed, final approval by the AAC, etc. But we understand Loyala (Md.) and Maine will complete the 13-game non-conference slate, so the pieces are basically here to be assembled.
Remembering that some of this should considered tentative, here we go:
Their major nonconference opponents will include Maryland in Brooklyn on Nov. 8; Boston College at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21 and either Indiana or Washington there on Nov. 22; Florida at either XL or Gampel (more likely Gampel) on Dec. 2; Stanford at XL or Gampel (probably XL); on Dec, 18; and Washington in Seattle on Dec. 22.
Filling in the blanks: Boston University and Detroit will be preliminary or “regional” opponents in the 2K Classic, those games to be played in Connecticut during the week leading up to Nov. 21.
UConn will play home games during November and December against Yale (Nov. 11), Loyola (Md.), Maine, Harvard and Eastern Washington (Dec. 28).
The pairings for the championship rounds of the 2K Classic were announced on Monday, all the Garden games to be on ESPNU or ESPN2. UConn and BC will play at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21, and the winners and loser will then be paired with the winner and loser of the Indiana-Washington game on Nov. 22, so UConn could play Washington twice.
After the Eastern Washington game on Dec. 28th, UConn’s 18-game, home-and-home AAC schedule will begin, with Louisville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Temple, South Florida, Central Florida, SMU, Houston. The league tournament will be in Memphis March 12 to 15.