- Aug 26, 2011
UConn sounds rather confident in this tweet that they will be getting a bid. With an RPI of 24, I would like to think that they are in good shape.
Indiana is the 2 seed in the tournament. Also, Rhode Island did not play anybody in the RPI top 50 this season. As mentioned before, UConn was on the schedule but the game got cancelled.
I'm guessing WHUS will not have radio coverage of the game. John Tuite presumably has PA duties in Hartford that night for the UConn women's basketball exhibition game. Lately it seems that if Tuite cannot make a men's soccer game due to other conflicts, WHUS does not carry it.
snow and freezing temperatures expected
>>STORRS, Conn. – For the 18th time in the last 21 seasons, the UConn men's soccer team will continue its season in the NCAA Tournament after receiving and at-large bid into the 2018 competition during Monday's selection show, which was broadcast on NCAA.com. The Huskies return to the tournament after a two-year hiatus, and will play the University of Rhode Island in a First Round match on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. ET<<
The Big 12 and the SEC don't sponsor men's soccer, so technically West Virginia and Kentucky made the tournament as affiliate members of other conferences. Same thing with Air Force, the Mountain West doesn't sponsor men's soccer as well, so Air Force got in with the WAC.By conference:
ACC - 9
B1G - 4
Pac12 - 4
AAC - 3
Big 12 - 1
SEC - 1
Point taken - I debated including them but my football/basketball/baseball head took over... it just didn’t seem right putting West Virginia in the MAC.The Big 12 and the SEC don't sponsor men's soccer, so technically West Virginia and Kentucky made the tournament as affiliate members of other conferences.
Definitely understand the reasoning. These affiliate memberships for various olympic sports can be all over the place. Of course, as every Husky fan should know, UConn's field hockey team is an associate member of the Big East since the AAC doesn't sponsor the sport.I debated including them but my football/basketball/baseball head took over...
Well, UConn got it and gets to host. That said, my prediction is that they look past URI to a nearly impossible road game against IU in Bloomington and thus UConn will lose at home to URI on PK's in the middle of a Nor'easter.