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Quinnipiac 63, Hartford 62

Posted by whforums on November 15, 2008

In West Hartford we spend a lot of time talking about our great public schools while ignoring the fact that within our borders we have 3 colleges/universities (Saint Joseph College, UCONN-Hartford and the University of Hartford).  With Capital Community College and Tunxis Communitiy College just up and down the road respectively, and with Central Connecticut State just around the corner, West Hartford has the good fortune at being at the nexus of a lot of cultural events.

Between all of those institutions of higher learning, we also have two under-covered (and under-attended) division one basketball teams — the University of Hartford Hawks and the Central Connecticut Blue Devils.  The University of Hartford’s women’s team has done extremely well over the past three seasons, winning two NCAA tournament games.  The CCSU men have also advanced to the NCAAs, getting bounced by Greg Oden and Ohio State.

The Hartford men, on the other hand, have yet to make the NCAA tournament, although they did make the America East championship game last year.  As the team of our town (though not by name nor entirely by geography), and as a NCAA tournament team in waiting, this blog is adopting them for the 2008-2009 season.

The first result?  A not so stirring 63-62 loss to Quinnipiac last night.  You can get the details here.

Up next?  What is sure to be Hartford’s most covered game of the season — a showdown with UCONN on Monday.

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