There is no current team in the Big East that the UConn men’s basketball team has played more often than Providence.
When they first met, Babe Ruth’s Yankees in 1927 were still the defending World Series champions. Two of the original seven members of the Big East — a league created by former Brothers coach Dave Gavitt — have faced each other 75 times since and 63 times as conference opponents. UConn has a significant head-to-head advantage overall (45-30), in Big East play (38-25) and, of course, in national titles (4-0). Still, the Friars had a few spurts of dominance and were often a tick in the Huskies’ fur, even beating some of UConn’s championship teams (Ryan Gomes, anyone?).