Even with the 2020-21 UConn men’s basketball season underway, COVID-19 is forcing teams to constantly change their schedules, sometimes on extremely short notice. After tracking these changes through the Huskies’ games against CCSU and Hartford, we’ve revised our schedule tracker to keep an eye on what’s official and what’s not.
Going forward, any updates listed under “Confirmed News” have been confirmed via a press release from UConn. Any updates listed under “Rumor Mill” are updates discovered via social media that are not yet confirmed. All updates will be posted with the most recent info first.
You can check out UConn’s official and up-to-date 2020-21 schedule at our schedule page.
Jan. 27, 2021, 12:15 p.m.
The Big East has announced that the Huskies’ upcoming games against Villanova and St. John’s have been postponed following an official from UConn’s win over Butler testing positive for COVID-19
Jan. 26, 2021, 12:45 p.m.
UConn announced a few tip times for games in early February, according to Neill Ostrout. Its game against Seton Hall on Feb. 6 will be at 12 p.m., the Providence game on Feb. 10 will be at 9 p.m. and the Xavier game on Feb. 13 is also at 12 p.m.
Jan. 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
The Big East announced that the previously postponed UConn-Villanova game has been rescheduled to Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion. It will be televised on FS1. UConn will now play three games between Jan. 26 to Jan. 31 with the addition of this game.
Jan. 18, 2021, 9:30 p.m.
UConn’s home game against Xavier on Jan. 20 has been postponed by the Big East because of COVID-19 issues within Xavier’s program. This wasn't surprising given Xavier’s COVID pause and makeup date has not yet been announced.
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
The Jan. 15 game between UConn and Villanova has been postponed by the Big East because of Covid-19 issues in the Villanova program, according to UConn. A makeup date has not yet been set.
Dec. 29, 2020, 3:50 p.m.
The Big East announced that UConn’s game with Georgetown scheduled for Feb. 24 has been moved to Feb. 23.
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
A number of UConn schedule updates were announced by the Big East Wednesday, including the addition of previously postponed games, some tipoff times and television coverages. UConn now has a packed January schedule, with nine games in the first month of 2021 — including a span of three games in seven days from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11.
Dec. 14, 2020, 12 p.m.
The Big East has announced the Huskies’ schedule for the remainder of the season, starting on Dec. 30 and ending with the Big East conference tournament on March 10 at Madison Square Garden.
Dec. 9, 2020, 12 p.m.
Due to the shutdown, UConn’s game against Georgetown on Dec. 13 has been postponed.
Dec. 6, 2020, 9:00 p.m.
UConn has paused team activities after a positive test within the program, the second pause in just over a month. The school also announced the Huskies’ Big East opener on Dec. 11 against St. John’s has been postponed.
Dec. 5, 2020, 12:30 a.m.
UConn’s scheduled game against NC State has been canceled due to Covid-19, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced late Thursday night.
Final Bubbleville Game Between @PackMensBball and @UConnMBB Canceled. #Bubblevillehttps://t.co/WEAShuP7FU— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) December 5, 2020
The positive test came from within NC State’s program, not UConn.
Nov. 30, 2020, 2:30 PM
UConn will play USC on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Legends Classic and NC State at noon on Saturday, the team announced. They will be televised on ESPN and ESPNU, respectively.
Vanderbilt reportedly pulled out of the Legends Classic due to COVID-19, leaving UConn searching for an opponent for a matchup on Tuesday. That game does not look likely to occur, with the Bubbleville team replacing its timeslot with a Villanova vs. Hartford game.
With that news, UConn’s schedule now looks like this:
Dec. 3: USC at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun (ESPN)
Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m.: St. John’s Red Storm at Gampel Pavilion - POSTPONED Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.: At Georgetown Hoyas - POSTPONED Dec. 17 at 7:00 p.m.: At Providence Friars - POSTPONED
Dec. 20 at 12 p.m.: Creighton Bluejays at Gampel Pavilion
Dec. 23 at 9 p.m.: At DePaul Blue Demons - POSTPONED
Dec. 30 at 9 p.m.: DePaul Blue Demons at Gampel Pavilion (CBS SN)
Jan. 5 at 9 p.m.: At Marquette Golden Eagles (FS1)
Jan. 9 at 4 p.m.: At Butler Bulldogs (CBS SN)
Jan. 11 at 6 p.m.: At DePaul Blue Demons (FS1)
Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. : Villanova Wildcats at Gampel Pavilion (FS1) - POSTPONED
Jan. 18 at TBA: St. John’s Red Storm at Gampel Pavilion (FS1)
Jan. 20 at TBA: Xavier Musketeers at Gampel Pavilion (CBS SN)
Jan. 23 at 2:30 p.m.: At Creighton Bluejays (FOX)
Jan. 26 at 8:30 p.m.: Butler Bulldogs (FS1)
Jan. 26 at 9:00 p.m.: Villanova Wildcats at Gampel Pavilion (FS1)
Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m.: At St. John’s Red Storm (FOX)
Feb. 6 at 12 p.m.: Seton Hall Pirates at Gampel Pavilion (FOX)
Feb. 10 at 9 p.m.: At Providence Friars (FS1)
Feb. 13 at 12 p.m.: At Xavier Musketeers (FOX)
Feb. 16 at TBA: Providence Friars at Gampel Pavilion (FS1)
Feb. 20 at TBA: At Villanova Wildcats (FOX)
Feb. 23 at TBA: At Georgetown Hoyas (TBA)
Feb. 27 at TBA: Marquette Golden Eagles at Gampel Pavilion (FOX)
March 3 at TBA: At Seton Hall Pirates (FS1)
March 6 at TBA: Georgetown Hoyas at Gampel Pavilion (CBS)
NOTE — The Big East Championship is tentatively scheduled for March 10 to 13 at Madison Square Garden.
Dec. 11, 2020, 11:55 a.m.
UConn’s game against Providence on Dec. 17 against Providence has been postponed, according to CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander. If that holds true, the Huskies’ next game on the schedule is Dec. 20 against Creighton.
Source: Providence's game vs. UConn scheduled for six days from now, on Dec. 17, has also been postponed.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) December 11, 2020
Dec. 4, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Head coach Dan Hurley told reporters that the school was looking for a game on Dec. 7. It was reported on Friday afternoon that a game with Richmond could be in the works for Monday by Andy Katz but was shot down quickly thereafter by Dave Borges of Hearst Connecticut media. Borges added that a game against any opponent was unlikely at this point.
Potential top 25 game Monday: @SpiderMBB (No. 19 currently) at @UConnMBB (I believe would be ranked if it beats @PackMensBball Saturday) if Richmond tests come back negative Saturday and all medical staffs deem game safe. Richmond postponed 2 games this week due to COVID issues.— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) December 4, 2020
Sorry to bust your bubble, but very well-placed source says game on Monday against Richmond -- or anybody -- is "highly unlikely."— David Borges (@DaveBorges) December 4, 2020
Too quick a turnaround from Saturday to Monday, and busy Big East sked beginning Friday.
Nov. 29, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt has withdrawn from the Legends Classic at Mohegan Sun due to someone in the program testing positive for COVID-19, according to Jeff Goodman. UConn was slated to play the Commodores on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Vanderbilt has withdrawn from the Legends Classic this week at Mohegan Sun due to COVID, per source. Vandy was slated to open against UConn on Tuesday. BYU and USC are the other two teams.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 29, 2020
Nov. 9, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
The games played at Mohegan Sun early on in the season will also not have fans, according to CBS’ Jon Rothstein, which would include the Legends Classic.
Source: Mohegan Sun will not have fans in attendance for any of its early season college basketball games.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) November 9, 2020
Nov. 6, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
The Big East is “intensifying” their plans to use a bubble for conference play in January following increasing COVID-19 case numbers across the country, according to Jon Rothstein.
Sources: The Big East is intensifying its plans for a January bubble due to recent spikes in COVID-19. League is currently exploring multiple locations.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) November 6, 2020
Nov. 2, 2020
The Connecticut Department of Health will not allow UConn to have fans in attendance for basketball games for at least the start of the season. A limited number of family members of coaches and players from both teams will be allowed to attend. More information on the decision to prohibit fans at Gampel for at least the start of the season can be found here.
Rumors quickly circulated that the Huskies were exiting the Legends Classic, but Borges said that Mohegan Sun expects the Huskies to be there in early December at this time. When the Legends Classic announced the date change from Dec. 2 and 3 to Dec. 1 and 3 they still had UConn in the tournament, so it looks like they’ll be staying.
EVENT DATE UPDATE!!! @UConnMBB, @USC_Hoops, @VandyMBB, & @BYUbasketball— Legends Classic (@LegendsBBall) November 2, 2020
will compete in the 2020 @Roman #LegendsClassic presented by @OldTrapper at @MoheganSun Dec. 1 & 3. Ticket info will be announced at a later date. #ThisIsUConn #FightOn #AnchorDown #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/pofEhYM5iG
Oct. 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
UConn has canceled its previously scheduled game with Florida in Gainesville on Dec. 6 and is replacing it with NC State on Dec. 5 at Mohegan Sun, according to Matt Norlander of CBS. Norlander says the contracts for the game are signed and scheduled.
Sources: UConn called Florida and canceled its Dec. 6 road game @ UF, which puts the Gators on the hunt for a power-conf team to replace the Huskies.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) October 25, 2020
UConn did this because it’s agreed to play NC State on 12.5 @ Mohegan Sun. The contracts have been signed and the game is locked.
Oct. 7, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
According to The Hartford Courant, UConn has opted out of playing basketball and hockey games at the XL Center in Hartford this season. More information can be found here.