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2009-10 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Conference Big East Conference
2009-10 record 18–15 (7–11 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun
Assistant coach George Blaney
Assistant coach Andre LaFleur
Assistant coach Patrick Sellers

Home arena

Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
XL Center
Seasons
« 2008-09 2010-11 »
2009–10 Big East men's basketball standings
   Conf Overall
Team W L PCT W L PCT
#4 Syracuse 15 3 .833 28 4 .875
#18 Pittsburgh 13 5 .722 24 8 .750
#6 West Virginia 13 5 .722 27 6 .818
#9 Villanova 13 5 .722 24 7 .774
Marquette 11 7 .611 22 11 .667
Louisville 11 7 .611 20 12 .625
Notre Dame 10 8 .556 23 11 .676
#14 Georgetown 10 8 .556 23 10 .697
South Florida 9 9 .500 20 13 .606
Seton Hall 9 9 .500 19 13 .594
Cincinnati 7 11 .389 19 15 .559
Connecticut 7 11 .389 18 15 .545
St. John's 6 12 .333 17 16 .515
Rutgers 5 13 .278 15 17 .469
Providence 4 14 .222 12 19 .387
DePaul 1 17 .056 8 23 .258

2010 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 17, 2010[1] • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team will represent the University of Connecticut in the 2009–2010 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Huskies will be coached by Jim Calhoun, as the Huskies will play their home games at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut. The Huskies are a member of the Big East Conference.

Contents

Preseason

Senior Jerome Dyson and sophomore Kemba Walker were named to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team while senior Stanley Robinson garnered All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention accolades.

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Roster changes

UConn was hit hard due to the graduation of starters Jeff Adrien, A.J. Price, and Craig Austrie. They will also be without center Hasheem Thabeet who decided to enter the NBA at the end of last season.

Recruiting class

Name Hometown High School Height Weight (lb) Commit date
Jamal Coombs-McDaniel
F
Boston, MA Tilton School 6′7″ 197 10/01/06 
Scout:4 stars.svg   Rivals:4 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 94
Alex Oriahki
C
Lowell, MA Tilton School 6′8″ 235 08/11/06 
Scout:5 stars.svg   Rivals:5 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 96
Darius Smith
G
Chicago, IL Marshall Metropolitan HS 6′2″ 180 03/30/09 
Scout:4 stars.svg   Rivals:4 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 90
Jamaal Trice
G
Durham, NC Mt. Zion Christian Academy 6′5″ 178 01/01/09 
Scout:2 stars.svg   Rivals:3 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 85
Overall Recruiting Rankings: Scout - 13   Rivals - 9  ESPN - 8

Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100 point scale.
Sources:
"Connecticut Commit List for 2009". Rivals.com. http://rivals.yahoo.com/basketballrecruiting/basketball/recruiting/commitments/2009/alabama-16. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
"Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=9&cfg=bb&c=8&yr=2009. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
"ESPN - Connecticut Basketball Recruiting 2009". ESPN.com. http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/tracker/school?schoolId=41&season=2009. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
"Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=9&cfg=bb&c=14&yr=2009. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
"2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=879497. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
2009/11/4* 7:00 p.m. American International College #12 XL CenterHartford, CT W 106–67  10,770
2009/11/8* 1:00 p.m. UMass Lowell (D II) #12 Gampel PavilionStorrs, CT W 88–50  8,357
Regular season
2009/11/13* 7:30 p.m. William & Mary #12 Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT WTNH, SNY W 75–66  9,719 1–0
2009/11/16* 9:00 p.m. Colgate #12 Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPNU W 77–63  8,562 2–0
2009/11/17* 7:00 p.m. Hofstra #12 Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
WCTX, SNY W 76–67  8,713 3–0
2009/11/25* 7:00 p.m. LSU #13 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN2 W 81–55  NA 4–0
2009/11/27* 5:00 p.m. #7 Duke #13 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN2 L 68–59  13,179 4–1
2009/12/2* 7:00 p.m. Boston University #14 XL Center • Hartford, CT WCTX, SNY W 92–64  11,502 5–1
2009/12/6* 1:00 p.m. Harvard #14 Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT WTNH, SNY W 78–73  9,194 6–1
2009/12/9* 9:30 p.m. #4 Kentucky #14 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(SEC/Big East Invitational)
ESPN L 64–61  15,874 6–2
2009/12/20* 1:00 p.m. Central Florida #14 XL Center • Hartford, CT WCTX, SNY W 60–51  13,685 7–2
2009/12/22* 1:00 p.m. Maine #11 XL Center • Hartford, CT WCTX, SNY W 71–54  11,366 8–2
2009/12/27* 2:00 p.m. Iona #11 XL Center • Hartford, CT ESPNU W 93–74  13,867 9–2
2009/12/30 7:00 p.m. Cincinnati #10 Fifth Third ArenaCincinnati, OH ESPN2 L 71–69  10,409 9–3 (0–1)
2010/1/2 12:00 p.m. Notre Dame #10 XL Center • Hartford, CT ESPNU W 82–70  16,294 10–3 (1–1)
2010/1/6 9:00 p.m. Seton Hall #13 Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT WCTX, SNY W 71–63  9,522 11–3 (2–1)
2010/1/9 12:00 p.m. #12 Georgetown #13 Verizon CenterWashington, DC ESPN L 72–69  15,654 11–4 (2–2)
2010/1/13 7:00 p.m. #16 Pittsburgh #15 XL Center • Hartford, CT ESPN2 L 67–57  15,290 11–5 (2–3)
2010/1/17* 1:30 p.m. Michigan #15 Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI CBS L 68–63  13,536 11–6 (2–3)
2010/1/20 7:00 p.m. St. John's XL Center • Hartford, CT WCTX, SNY W 75–59  14,213 12–6 (3–3)
2010/1/23* 4:00 p.m. #1 Texas Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT CBS W 88–74  10,167 13–6 (3–3)
2010/1/27 7:00 p.m. Providence #19 Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, RI WCTX, SNY L 81–66  11,136 13–7 (3–4)
2010/1/30 12:00 p.m. Marquette #19 XL Center • Hartford, CT WCTX, SNY L 70–68  14,338 13–8 (3–5)
2010/2/1 7:00 p.m. Louisville Freedom HallLouisville, KY ESPN L 82–69  19,655 13–9 (3–6)
2010/2/6 8:00 p.m. DePaul Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT WCTX, SNY W 64–57  10,167 14–9 (4–6)
2010/2/10 7:00 p.m. #2 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN L 72–67  24,847 14–10 (4–7)
2010/2/13 12:00 p.m. Cincinnati XL Center • Hartford, CT WCTX, SNY L 60–48  14,605 14–11 (4–8)
2010/2/15 7:00 p.m. #3 Villanova Wachovia CenterPhiladelphia, PA ESPN W 84–75  18,123 15–11 (5–8)
2010/2/20 4:00 p.m. Rutgers RACPiscataway, NJ WCTX, SNY W 76–58  8,085 16–11 (6–8)
2010/2/22 7:00 p.m. #8 West Virginia XL Center • Hartford, CT ESPN W 73–62  15,082 17–11 (7–8)
2010/2/28 7:00 p.m. Louisville Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT CBS L 78–76  10,167 17–12 (7–9)
2010/3/3 7:00 p.m. Notre Dame Joyce CenterSouth Bend, IN ESPN L 58–50  9,149 17–13 (7–10)
2010/3/6 2:00 p.m. South Florida USF Sun DomeTampa, FL CBS L 68–75  8,317 17–14 (7–11)
Big East Tournament
2010/3/9 2:30 p.m. St. John's Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Opening Round)
ESPN2 L 51–73  19,375 17–15
2010 National Invitation Tournament
2010/3/16 7:00 p.m. Northeastern Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT
(First Round)
ESPN2 W 59–57  5,571 18–15
2010/3/22 7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA
(Second Round)
ESPN     
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster

2009–10 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 55 Bailey, KyleKyle Bailey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Lancaster, NH
G 2 Beverly, DonnellDonnell Beverly 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Hawthorne, CA
G 3 Borton, KennyKenny Borton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Bolton, CT
F 4 Coombs-McDaniel, JamalJamal Coombs-McDaniel 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Dorchester, MA
G 11 Dyson, JeromeJerome Dyson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Potomac, MD
F 33 Edwards, GavinGavin Edwards 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Sr Gilbert, AZ
F 22 Hornat, AlexAlex Hornat 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr South Windsor, CT
F 5 Majok, AterAter Majok 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Fr Sydney, Australia
C 32 Mandeldove, JonathanJonathan Mandeldove 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Stone Mountain, GA
C 35 Okwandu, CharlesCharles Okwandu 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Lagos, Nigeria
F/C 34 Oriakhi, AlexAlex Oriakhi 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Lowell, MA
F 21 Robinson, StanleyStanley Robinson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Birmingham, AL
G 24 Smith, DariusDarius Smith 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Fr Chicago, IL
F 23 Stewart, BenjaminBenjamin Stewart 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Denver, CO
G 13 Trice, JamaalJamaal Trice 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Los Angeles, CA
G 15 Walker, KembaKemba Walker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 172 lb (78 kg) So Bronx, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Current redshirt

Roster
Last update: 1-19-10

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Charles Okwandu Alex Oriakhi Jonathan Mandeldove
F Ater Majok Gavin Edwards
F Stanley Robinson Jamal Coombs-McDaniel Alex Hornat Benjamin Stewart
G Jerome Dyson Darius Smith Jamaal Trice
G Kemba Walker Donnell Beverly Kyle Bailey Kenny Borton

Rankings

Week-to-Week Rankings
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Ranking Movement
Poll [2] Preseason
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Final
AP 12 12 13 14 14 14 11 10 13 15 27 19 -- -- -- -- -- --
Coaches 14 13 13 13 12 14 11 10 13 15 21 19 RV RV -- -- -- --

See also

External links

Notes

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2009-10." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-17-10.
  2. ^ 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings ESPN. Retrieved 2010-01-18.

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