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UConn men’s basketball’s 2021-22 Big East schedule released

The Huskies’ upcoming schedule is officially complete.

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The Big East released its 2021-22 conference schedule on Thursday morning, which in turn completed the UConn men’s basketball team’s schedule for the upcoming season. After playing a condensed schedule last season due to COVID-19, the Huskies will have their first taste of round-robin Big East play with 20 conference games, with one road and one home game against each opponent.

UConn kicks off their second year in the new Big East with a home matchup against longtime rival Providence on Dec. 18, and will finish 2021 with road games at Marquette on Dec. 21 and at Xavier on Dec. 28.

The Huskies’ full 2021-22 conference schedule is listed below. The entire 2021-22 schedule can be found here. Game times and whether home games will be played at XL Center or Gampel Pavilion have not yet been announced.

UConn’s 2021-22 Big East Schedule

  • Saturday, Dec. 18 - Providence
  • Tuesday, Dec. 21- at Marquette
  • Tuesday, Dec. 28 - at Xavier
  • Saturday, Jan. 1 - Butler
  • Saturday, Jan. 8 - at Seton Hall
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12 - St. John’s
  • Saturday, Jan. 15 - at Providence
  • Thursday, Jan. 20 - at Butler
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25 - Georgetown
  • Saturday, January 29, at DePaul
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1 - Creighton
  • Saturday, Feb. 5 - at Villanova
  • Tuesday, Feb. 8 - Marquette
  • Sunday, Feb. 13 - at St. John’s
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 - Seton Hall
  • Saturday, Feb. 19 - Xavier
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 - Villanova
  • Sunday, Feb. 27 - at Georgetown
  • Wednesday, March 2 - at Creighton
  • Saturday, March 5 - DePaul

The Huskies’ home slate during Big East play helps make up for a lackluster non conference home schedule, there are also some high quality games within driving distance for most Connecticut-based fans, something that wasn’t really possible while the Huskies were in the American.

While the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it looks likely that fans will be able to attend games in some capacity for this season, whether it be home or on the road. The road games at Seton Hall, Providence and Villanova all take place on Saturdays, which should allow for a heavy UConn presence given their proximity to the Nutmeg State. The Huskies will also get to travel to Madison Square Garden ahead of the Big East Tournament when they take on St. John’s on Super Bowl Sunday, another conference game that figures to have a large UConn contingent.

Even though the preseason coaches’ poll has not come out yet, the Huskies figure to be in the mix for a Big East regular season and tournament championship. With the way their conference schedule is constructed, their final five games of the season — home games against Xavier and Villanova, road games against Georgetown and Creighton and the regular season finale at home against DePaul — could vault the Huskies to the top of conference standings and give them some momentum heading into postseason play.