Column: Top 10 UConn games of the season
Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012 17:05
10. Men’s basketball vs. Columbia: Before the game, the 2011 NCAA National Championship banner was revealed to the crowd at Gampel.
9. Baseball vs. West Virginia: The baseball team earned its first Big East series sweep of the year when the Huskies downed the Mountaineers three games in row.
8. Women’s Basketball vs. Texas A&M: Many people marked this one marked down in their calendars from the start. It was the game the reigning national champion would take on the team that won the title. In front of a packed XL Center, the Huskies defeated the Aggies 81-51. Tiffany Hayes and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 14 points.
7. Men’s Hockey vs. Air Force: Behind the strong protection in net from goalie Garrett Bartus, the UConn men’s hockey team nearly upset the Air Force Falcons in the second round of the AHA playoffs.
6. Football vs. Syracuse: It was the final time the Orange and Huskies would square off in the confines of Rentschler field as conference foes.
5. Men’s Soccer vs. Charlotte: Even though the final score was not in favor of the Huskies, the men’s soccer teams NCAA quarter finals loss to the Charlotte 49’ers was certainly a game to remember.
4. Field Hockey vs. North Carolina: The field hockey team advanced all the way to the Final Four, and nearly upset the No. 1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels.
3. Men’s Basketball vs. Villanova: Shabazz Napier provided some late game heroics by hitting a 29-footer with 0.6 seconds left in overtime, as UConn defeated Villanova 73-70. Lamb scored a career high 32 points and the Huskies rallied from an 18 point deficit.
2. Women’s Basketball vs. Norte Dame: The old saying that third time is a charm proved to be true for UConn, as the women’s basketball team defeated Notre Dame 63-54 to capture its fifth straight Big East Championship.
1. Men’s Basketball vs. Syracuse: ESPN’s College Gameday made its first trip to Storrs since 2010 to get UConn Country ready for the showdown between the two rival schools. Lamb led the Huskies with 19 points but it was not enough, as the Huskies fell 71-69 in a fight to the finish.