STORRS-For the second straight day, students and fans celebrated a national championship on the UConn campus. After the national champion men’s basketball team had a pep rally on Tuesday, the UConn women’s basketball was honored with a victory lap around campus on Wednesday.
The Huskies won its ninth national championship and completed a 40-0 season Tuesday night with a 79-58 win over previously unbeaten Notre Dame in Nashville. But coach Geno Auriemma and his players made sure the crowd knew that the day wasn’t all about them.
“I knew right then and there, that’s the best thing that could’ve happened to my players, that was so inspirational,” Auriemma said of the UConn men’s win over Kentucky Monday night. “You like to share things…winning is great…when you win by yourself it’s not as meaningful. What makes it even bigger, we’re able to share it with the men’s team and with the football team, with the track team, with the field hockey team…we’re able to share it with every student-athlete on campus.”