Men's basketball at UConn began in 1901 with a single game played by Connecticut Agricultural College against Windham High School in January of that year. The college team won, and by 1903, basketball was a varsity sport. Players on the 1901 team were:
(front row, l-r) Matt Pierpont ofWaterbury
Frank McLean; Eddie Moriarity; (second row, l-r)
Joe Bleakslee of Plymouth;
Jimmie Twing of Hartford; (back row, l-r) Coach
Thomas D. Knowles,
Ted Downing, Steve Crowell of Middletown.
More on the history of men's basketball and the origin of the UConn's women's team