20 Years After: The 1999-2000 Season

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20 Years After: The 1999-2000 Season

Post by Shoreline » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:00 pm

“Please, someone, give me something to look for.” J.J.

I cannot come up with anything going forward, but this may be an appropriate time to look backward. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of what was undoubtedly CCSU’s greatest basketball season.

A Phoenix Classic title, a win over a Big East team, our first NEC championship, a near miss in the NCAA first round, and all of this in a season that started with TextbookGate.

To start the reminiscing, here is a preview of the state’s four D1 teams written the Courant’s Woody Anderson on November 11, 1999:
https://www.courant.com/news/connecticu ... story.html

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Re: 20 Years After: The 1999-2000 Season

Post by Toprowscreamer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:18 am

If you told me in December of 1999 that 20 years later we'd be one of the worst teams in D1 I would have called you crazy. The 1999-00 season shoulda been the start of something big (relatively speaking), but this S4#*t state never let that happen.

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Re: 20 Years After: The 1999-2000 Season

Post by ccsuhoops » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:14 pm

Toprowscreamer wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:18 am
If you told me in December of 1999 that 20 years later we'd be one of the worst teams in D1 I would have called you crazy. The 1999-00 season shoulda been the start of something big (relatively speaking), but this S4#*t state never let that happen.
Amen.

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Re: 20 Years After: The 1999-2000 Season

Post by newbritainite » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:54 am

Hearing about all of that good of CCSU on television is what convinced me to choose it as my college!
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Re: 20 Years After: The 1999-2000 Season

Post by ccsuhoops » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:09 am

My crew and I always recall discussions after that season that we were really going to close the gap on the EE. How upper level mid-major was in our grasp. Pretty sure that was the first year I bought season tickets after going to just about every game since the late 80's. Boy were we wrong. 3 good years, 19 of basic misery. Can't wait for U Maine to dismantle us...

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Re: 20 Years After: The 1999-2000 Season

Post by Shoreline » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:32 am

Here is an excellent site for stats on that season:
https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/sc ... edule.html

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