50 Greatest Players in UConn men’s basketball history: 50-1

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49. Jeff Carr (1975-79) 6-8, F/C. A Hartford native and graduate of Robinson Prep School in West Hartford, Carr was a key member of two NCAA Tournament teams in 1976 and 1979. The ’76 squad won 19 games and advanced to the Sweet 16 before losing to Rutgers.

The 1979 team won 21 games behind Carr. A bruising power forward with a knack for rebounding, Carr remains one of five UConn players to have averaged a double-double for his career. His 842 career boards rank him 10th all-time in school history.

Carr is remembered for knocking down a clutch free throw in overtime to help send the Huskies to the 1976 Sweet 16. That UConn team may have been one of the best in school history up until that point, as the Huskies had only advanced past the round of 16 once (in 1964) and were pasted by Duke.

Sources: Bleacher Report, Uconnhoopslegends.com

 

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