The 2013-14 UConn men’s basketball schedule is out, and even if there are still some starting times and venues to be announced, it should be a fun ride for Husky fans.
Oct. 30, Southern Conn. (exhib.), 7 p.m.
Nov. 4, Concordia (exhib.), 7 p.m.
Nov. 8, UConn vs. Maryland, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2
Nov. 11, Yale at UConn
Nov. 14, Detroit at UConn, 7 p.m.
Nov. 17, Boston University at UConn, noon, ESPNU
Nov. 21, UConn vs. BC, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Nov. 22, UConn vs. Indiana/Wash., ESPN2/ESPNU
Nov. 26, Loyola (Md.) at UConn, 7 p.m.
Dec. 2, Florida at UConn, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Dec. 6, Maine at UConn, 7 p.m.
Dec. 18, Stanford at UConn, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Dec. 22, UConn at Washington
Dec. 28, Eastern Washington at UConn, 1 p.m.
Dec. 31, UConn at Houston, 9 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 4, UConn at SMU, 2 p.m., ESPNU
Jan. 8, Harvard at UConn, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Jan. 11, UCF at UConn, 6 p.m., ESPNU
Jan. 16, UConn at Memphis, 7 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
Jan. 18, Louisville at UConn, 9 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 21, Temple at UConn, 7 p.m., CBS-SN
Jan. 25, UConn at Rutgers, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Jan. 30, Houston at UConn, 9 p.m., CBS-SN
Feb. 6, UConn at Cincinnati, 7 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
Feb. 9, UConn at UCF, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Feb. 12, USF at UConn, 7 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
Feb. 15, Memphis at UConn, noon, ESPN/ESPN2
Feb. 20, UConn at Temple, 9 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
Feb. 23, SMU at UConn, 2 p.m., CBS-SN
Feb. 26, UConn at USF, 7 p.m., CBS-SN
March 1, Cincinnati at UConn, noon, ESPN/ESPN2
March 5, Rutgers at UConn, 7 p.m., ESPNU
March 8, UConn at Louisville, 2 p.m., CBS
March 12-15, American Athletic Conference tournament in Memphis
— ONE OTHER NOTE on the UConn front, incoming freshman Terrence Samuel’s academic transcript has been given the stamp of approval and he’s ready to begin classes in Storrs.
The guard was forced to miss out on summer school at UConn and took a pair of high school summer classes in Brooklyn instead. UConn coach Kevin Ollie said last week that the school had submitted the results of those classes to the NCAA for official approval and that word has now come down.
Samuel even took to Twitter for a little celebration, tweeting:
“Thankingg the lorddd for all hiss blessinggs!!!!”
The Huskies are still waiting for word on freshman forward Kentan Facey’s status for the upcoming season.
Facey did attend summer school in Storrs but his eligibility is unclear because of some question about his grade placement when he moved from his native Jamaica to Long Island.
There is a chance Facey could lose one or more years of college eligibility. In years past, some international players (such as UConn’s Doron Sheffer, going waaaaay back) entered school knowing they’d only have three years of eligibility.
These days, it seems NCAA would prefer a player lose a year of eligibility (if he or she has to) on the “front end” of their college career as opposed to the back end. This theoretically encourages a player to spend four years at a school and perhaps graduate as opposed to playing three years then leaving.