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COVID was an exceptional situation and caused many changes and adjustments to the 2020-21 non-conference schedule. I'm not sure what effect that will have on the contracts we had and what agreements were made to cancel or reschedule, but I'll start this thread to update things in the offseason.

CCSU played just 3 non-conference games in 2020-01:
at UConn - Huskies hosted CCSU for the first time since the 2015-16 season
vs. Army - Last-minute "Bubbleville" game at Mohegan Sun; unsure if a return games to either campus is planned
at Hartford - Final game of 6-year contract; hopefully this is renewed for another long-term home and home series

Additional games scheduled at Fordham and at Binghamton were cancelled. I would hope we get those opponents at Detrick this year.

Other games that were presumed on the 2020-01 docket and their current status is unknown:
vs. Dartmouth - Big Green should owe CCSU a return game from the 2019-20 game in Hanover
at Maine - Have played Black Bears the previous 5 seasons (3 at Detrick); should owe a trip to Orono
vs. UMass-Lowell - Have played the River Hawks the last 5 seasons (3 at Lowell); expect a game at Detrick
at New Hampshire - Likely owe a return game to Durham from the 2019-20 game in New Britain

Finally, I imagine the new coach will have some input on non-conference opponents and may use their connections to schedule a few games.
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Finally, I imagine the new coach will have some input on non-conference opponents and may use their connections to schedule a few games.
So you are saying that we might be playing Fairfield? :D
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hilltopper wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:15 pm
Finally, I imagine the new coach will have some input on non-conference opponents and may use their connections to schedule a few games.
So you are saying that we might be playing Fairfield? :D
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First game of the Patrick Sellers era at CCSU is set! Central Connecticut will face UConn in Storrs to open the 2021-22 season.

IMO - this game should always be played in Hartford as Statewide event and celebration of college basketball in Connecticut. But I'll take this game in Storrs if I must :)
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Hate this game. Especially up in cowtown.
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ccsuhoops wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 1:30 pm Hate this game. Especially up in cowtown.
I disagree - love this game! Sure, I'm don't especially like the timing (first game) or location (Storrs) this year, but I'll take it anyway we can get it.

This is a great game and motivator for the players. We are D-I program and UConn is the Big Dog in the State. We shouldn't avoid them, but should embrace our role as underdog. This is why we went D-I. Otherwise we can be just like Hartford.

Doesn't Indiana State want to play at Indiana every year? Or how about UC Irvine taking on UCLA, or Eastern Illinois vs. Illinois. Intrastate rivalries even between David and Goliath is good for the school.

IMO - This should be an annual game, if possible - #GovernorsCup
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Sorry, don’t see crushing defeat, every single time, motivating. Not to fans and not to players. Football? Sure, bring them on, we have a shot. Our basketball team will never beat their team or come close. There. I said it…
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ccsuhoops wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 1:55 pm Sorry, don’t see crushing defeat, every single time, motivating. Not to fans and not to players. Football? Sure, bring them on, we have a shot. Our basketball team will never beat their team or come close. There. I said it…
Politely - I absolutely disagree. We'll never win if we don't play that's for sure.

No one though a #16 would win in the Tournament until UMBC did it.

Yale beat UConn 45-44 in Storrs on 12/5/2014.
Wagner beat UConn 67-58 in Storrs on 11/11/2016.

Sorry, we can be just as good as UMBC, Yale, and Wagner. Sure, it will take a lot of things to go our way and we'll take our lumps most years, but I don't want us to avoid the game.

Don't forget, NEC teams do win these games every once in a while. CCSU beat Providence; RMU beat Kentucky in the NIT; Saint Francis beat Pittsburgh. These are RARE, but they do happen
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I mean I’m all for the pay day don’t get me wrong but hate playing them in our down years, which is every year unfortunately. Perhaps I’ll change my tune in a few years. Until then, as a fan, I hate watching this game and losing by 30+ each year. At least there is money.
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