Men's Basketball: UConn announces full 2015-16 season schedule

UConn guard Rodney Purvis dunks during a game last season at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut. The team released its conference schedule on Tuesday. (File Photo/The Daily Campus)

Most of the UConn men’s basketball schedule had been already announced, but the team made its full schedule official on Tuesday afternoon with the release of its conference schedule. 

UConn’s schedule is a full 31-game slate against well-known teams around the country and teams from the much-improved American Athletic Conference. 

The Huskies will play 18 games in the American and 13 games from out of conference. 

Nine of their home games will be on campus at Gampel Pavilion and the other eight will be in Hartford at the XL Center. Unlike past season, the Huskies don’t play at Bridgeport this season. There will be an exhibition game at both Gampel and the XL Center.

The Huskies will open the 2015-16 season on Nov. 13 against Maine at Gampel. 

After three games at Gampel to open the season, UConn will head to the Bahamas on Nov. 25 to play in the Battle 4 Atlantis where they will play Michigan. Depending on if they win or lose, they will play Syracuse or Charlotte. Gonzaga, Washington, Texas A&M and Texas are also playing in the tournament on the other side of the bracket.

The Huskies will play in the Jimmy V Classic against Maryland, the likely preseason No. 1 team in the country, on Dec. 8. 

UConn will then play Ohio State on Dec. 12 at Gampel. And before conference play begins, the Huskies travel to Texas to take on the Longhorns on Dec. 29. 

UConn opens its conference schedule Jan. 2 at Tulane. Their first conference home game is Jan. 5 at the XL Center against Temple. Their first conference game on campus at Gampel is Jan. 9 against Memphis. 

In their last nonconference game of the season, the Huskies will welcome former Big East rival Georgetown to Storrs on Jan. 23. 

UConn’s senior day, the last home game of the regular season, is on March 6 against Central Florida at Gampel.

The American tournament begins on March 10 in Orlando, Florida. 

UConn will play two games on CBS and at least 13 games on the ESPN family networks – ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU – this season.


Matthew Zampini is sports editor for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at matthew.zampini@uconn.edu. He tweets @Matt_Zamp.