Husky Men No. 2 in AP Top 25




    The University of Connecticut men's basketball team is ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press National Top 25 Pre-Season Poll, released Friday afternoon.


    The Huskies were also ranked No. 2 in the ESPN/USA Today National Top 25 Pre-Season Poll, announced .




    The Huskies are one of seven Big East teams in the top 25 of both polls, three of them in the top six and four league schools in the top ten.


    This marks the fifth time the Huskies are ranked within the top three teams nationally by the Associated Press to start a season. The Huskies were No. 2 in the 1998-99 pre-season, No. 1 in the 1999-00 pre-season, No. 1 in the 2003-04 pre-season and No. 3 in the 2005-06 pre-season.


    The Huskies open exhibition play on Wednesday, November 5 against American International College at Gampel Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. The regular season opener is Friday, November 14 in Storrs against Western Carolina.


    Tickets are available for all UConn basketball games by visiting the .