It was a busy weekend in the world of UConn athletics. Here’s a recap of what you missed:
Ray Allen Named Hall of Fame Finalist
Legendary 3-point shooter and UConn alumnus Ray Allen was one of 13 people tabbed as a finalist for the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame class. While it is just his first year on the ballot, Allen is expected to be selected after a 18-year NBA career that saw him make 10 All Star games, win two NBA titles and set the all-time record for made 3-pointers with 2,973.
While at UConn from 1993-96, Allen was named to the First Team All-Big East twice and earned First Team All-American honors as a junior.
The inductees for the class of 2018 will be announced on March 31 at the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in San Antonio.
Football Adds 2018 Preferred Walk-On
On Friday, the Huskies added their first preferred walk-on for 2018 when linebacker Anthony Repollet announced his commitment on Twitter. Listed at 5-foot-11, 230 pounds, Repollet hails from Hamden, Connecticut and played at Hamden Hall.
Men’s Hockey Extends Win Streak to Seven Games
The biggest game of the weekend came on Friday night when the #IceBus fought back from a pair of two-goal deficits in the third period to defeat No. 20 Boston University, 5-4. Max Letunov scored the game-winner in overtime in what was arguably the most important win in program history to this point.
Women’s Basketball Takes Care of Business
In the first game of the basketball double-header on Sunday, the women’s basketball team blew past Temple, 106-45. It was the Huskies final game at the XL Center this season and the last in the career of seniors Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams. The duo finished with a perfect 24-0 record at their second home in Hartford.
Men’s Basketball Actually Wins
The Huskies come out on top in an offensive shootout against East Carolina, 84-80. It was UConn’s second-highest point total and just their second road victory of the season. Freshman Tyler Polley set a career high in points for the second-straight game with 11.
Baseball Opens Season Strong
After dropping their season opener on Friday night, UConn baseball rebounded with a pair of impressive wins to come away from their Georgia road trip with a 2-1 record.
Sophomore pitcher Mason Feole had a strong performance on Saturday, allowing just one hit in seven innings of work while striking out seven.
After the weekend, the Huskies pushed themselves into Baseball America’s Top 25, sneaking in at No. 25.
Former UConn Track Star Competing in 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
UConn will have one representative in this year’s Winter Olympics when Phylicia George (‘10) competes in the bobsled for Team Canada. Here’s how to watch George contend for the gold medal.
Women’s Hockey Finishes Season Strong
The #WIceBus qualified for the Hockey East Tournament this weekend, a big feat considering they didn’t get their first conference win until January — 13 games into the Hockey East schedule. They won six of their last eight games to finish the season with a 13-12-9 (7-11-6 WHEA) record.
On senior night against Merrimack, senior Leah Lum recorded her 100th career point, the third player in program history to do so.
Softball Splits Weekend
The Huskies’ softball team finished with the weekend with a 2-2 record, losing both games on Saturday to Kent State and Coastal Carolina before rebounding with a pair of wins on Sunday against Robert Morris and Rider. They are now 5-4 on the young season.