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    Malloy Proclaims "Husky Weekend" as UConn Women Head to Final Four
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    NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 08: The Connecticut Huskies pose after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 79 to 58 in the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship at Bridgestone Arena on April 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    The UConn women's basketball team is heading to the Final Four, and

    Gov. Dannel Malloy has proclaimed "Husky Weekend" in their honor

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    The state will observe "Husky Weekend" from Friday through Sunday, when the UConn women will take on Maryland in Tampa. If they win, the governor will extend "Husky Weekend" through the title game on Tuesday.

    Malloy is asking residents to show their Husky pride by wearing UConn gear or white-and-blue clothing and displaying UConn flags and signs.

    "The UConn women’s basketball team leads the nation in strength, spirit and drive, and under the leadership of Geno Auriemma have reached their eighth consecutive Final Four," Malloy said in a statement.

    "We will be cheering the team on this weekend, and I urge all Connecticut residents to show the nation how proud we are of our hometown team. Let’s get behind them – and let’s show the nation what UConn basketball is all about," the governor added.

    The UConn women are competing in their eighth Final Four in a row and seeking their third straight national title.

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