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UConn Game Night Will be Magical 11/14/02
By Brent Ross

Many have talked about the mysterious things that happen inside the walls of Memorial Gym. Over the years, it has come to be called “Memorial Magic” and that is exactly what is being planned December 1 when Connecticut comes to town for a key early season men’s showdown.

That's right. When the Top-15 UConn Huskies come to Nashville Sunday, Dec. 1, they will experience the full effect of Memorial Magic. There are big plans in progress to make this night special for the team and for the loyal Commodore fans while making a major statement on national television about our program and home court advantage..

The first step is to pack the house with Commodore fans and bring a return of the atmosphere that was a staple for decades. There is no place like Memorial Gym when the Commodores are playing well and the crowd is rocking.

The Commodores are facing the toughest schedule in school history and one of our objectives is to help provide a great home court atmosphere. However, the Vanderbilt coaches believe they have the team to compete at this level. The ‘Dores passed their first test in the exhibition opener against the Harlem Globetrotters as the crowd of almost 7,000 watched junior Matt Freije drain an 18-footer at the buzzer to give the Black & Gold a 70-68 victory.

To help insure Memorial is rocking that night, there is a detailed marketing plan in place that includes providing current season ticket holders with the opportunity to introduce Memorial Magic to their friends. Each season ticket holder will receive two complimentary tickets for this big game.

There will be an array of special promotions, contests and announcements as the Commodores bring back the Magic. Some of our greatest players will be recognized throughout the game with contests, presentations and flashbacks to Memorial Magic moments.

Memorial Magic Night is going to be a special event you will not want to miss. It's time to bring back the magic!

Some Magical Wins vs. Ranked Opponents

Feb. 27, 2002	#11 Kentucky				86-73
Feb. 19, 2000	#5 Tennessee				85-72
Jan. 5, 2000	#6 Florida				87-77
Jan. 20, 1993	#8 Arkansas				102-89
Jan. 13, 1993	#1 Kentucky				101-86
Dec. 9, 1992	#9 Louisville				90-88
Dec. 11, 1990	#11 Georgia				75-74
Nov. 30, 1988	#13 Louisville				65-62
Jan. 27, 1988	#9 Kentucky				83-66
Dec. 5, 1987	#1 North Carolina			78-76
Dec. 9, 1986	#2 Indiana				79-75
Jan. 11, 1983	#10 Alabama				81-79
Jan. 2, 1980	#4 LSU					77-66
Jan. 8, 1979	#7 LSU					88-87
Feb. 1, 1971	#8 Tennessee				65-60
Jan. 31, 1970	#2 Kentucky				89-81
Mar. 1, 1969	#6 Kentucky				101-99
Dec. 12, 1967	#8 Davidson				81-79
Dec. 9, 1967	#5 North Carolina			89-76
Jan. 6, 1964	#1 Kentucky				85-83
Dec. 11, 1963	#3 Duke*				97-92
Feb. 27, 1960	#6 Georgia Tech				62-57
Jan. 6, 1959	#1 Kentucky				75-66
Jan. 5, 1957	#12 Tennessee				71-68
Jan. 21, 1956	#4 Kentucky				81-73
Feb. 21, 1949	#5 Tulane				56-54

 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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