STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Several hundred Connecticut fans have gathered inside the school’s basketball arena expecting — more than hoping — to watch their women’s basketball team win an eighth national title.
The group of mostly students was joined Tuesday by one of the school’s three pep bands and a cheerleading squad to watch the game on three large screens set up in the middle of the Gampel Pavilion court.
Husky fans are used to this. Between the men’s and women’s programs, UConn has won 10 national titles since 1995 and is 10-0 in championship games. The UConn women came in 7-0, including a 22-point win over Louisville in 2009.
“It never gets old,” said Evan Shuris, 18, a freshman from Kennebunk, Maine. “There is nothing like winning it all.”