The Mohegan Sun is finalizing details that will bring as many as 40 college basketball teams into its “bubble” environment for nonconference games between Nov. 25 and Dec 5.
The UConn men and women, both of whom are committed to playing in multi-team events that have been scheduled or moved to Mohegan Sun, will be part of the plan, conceived as a way to save nonconference games amid the pandemic .
The Naismith Hall of Fame and the Gazelle Group, which run several of the early season tournaments, were the drivers of the nonconference bubble concept, which has been in the works for months.
“It’s an enormous undertaking,” said Greg Procino, VP of basketball operations for the Hall of Fame. “and it’s changing every day, but we have a lot of firm pieces. We expect 35-plus teams to play about 40 games.”
The UConn men will play in the Legends