UConn Huskies Mens Basketball Tickets
The Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team is a Division I program for the University of Connecticut. The team is located in Storrs, Connecticut and plays their home games at the XL Center and at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. The XL Center has a capacity of 16,294 people and opened in 1975, and is where the team plays the majority of their home games. The team plays in the Big East Conference. The team is currently coached by Jim Calhoun. Under Calhoun, the team is an astounding 618-233, with a 48-14 record in the NCAA Tournament, including three NCAA National Championships, and nine Big East regular season championships.
The team played its first game in 1901, and since that time, has established themselves as one of the preeminent college basketball teams in the country. Under Hugh Greer, the team won ten consecutive conference titles from 1951 through 1960, led the team to its first seven NCAA Tournament berths and a record of 286-112 before a heart attack ended his life. Throughout the history of the team, they have garnered 31 NCAA Tournament berths, making it to the Sweet Sixteen sixteen times, the Elite Eight ten times, and the Final Four four times, to go along with their three National Championships.
In total, the Huskies have featured 33 players that have been selected in the NBA Draft, most recently were Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond in the 2012 draft. The Huskies are one of the only teams to feature a double-digit number of players currently playing in the NBA. The Huskies play a variety of rivalry games throughout the course of their Big East schedule. The team has featured 13 All-Americans including Kemba Walker and Ray Allen. The team has also seen one person inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, in coach Jim Calhoun. Their biggest rivals are Georgetown and Syracuse, both annual fixtures on their schedule, and all three teams annually compete for the Big East title. All three teams also have featured legendary coaches, with Calhoun and Boeheim as well as John Thompson and John Thompson III.