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Men's Basketball Team - 1903

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