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Report: UCONN Basketball Interested In Switching Conferences

The Huskies will "heavily explore" joining another league.

UCONN's men's basketball program will reportedly "heavily explore" joining another league this offseason, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports.

The Huskies have been in the American Athletic Conference since 2013 after the Big East dismantled.

From his report:

The Huskies have battled injuries this season en route to a 10-12 record, but their overall cache as a program also isn’t quite what it was when they were operating in the old Big East. Kevin Ollie led UConn to a national title in 2014, but the Huskies’ brand still belongs on a bigger stage. Sources have told FanRag Sports that UConn has consistently looked into joining the Big East as a basketball only member as long as it could find another home for its football program. Other sources have stated that members of the Big East currently like the league’s double round-robin format in basketball where everyone plays each other twice and adding an 11th team could change that. A big thing to remember? The ACC will go to 20 league games during the 2019-20 season and the Big East could opt to do the same if it added the Huskies as an 11th team while keeping the double round-robin format. UConn will be better next season when it gets back Alterique Gilbert (shoulder) and Terry Larrier (ACL), but to truly return to the national scene on a high level this program may have to make a move to a more high profile league.

UCONN has struggled in recent seasons, but the Huskies have been one of the three or four best college basketball programs this century, winning four national championships since 1999.

[FanRag Sports]