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    Jimmy Fallon gives a shout out to the UConn women's basketball team in his opening monologue Wednesday night and had a special message for senior Stefanie Dolson. (Published Thursday, Apr 10, 2014)

    UConn basketball star Stefanie Dolson wanted Jimmy Fallon to “hit her up,” and he responded with a challenge --- one-on-one basketball (on Xbox.)

    Tonight's the big night.

    Dolson is heading from Storrs to New York City this afternoon to hang out with Fallon on the "Tonight Show," and NBC Connecticut will be making the trip too and bring you behind the scenes.

    This whole thing came about after the UConn women defeated Notre Dame.

    During a post-game celebration, Dolson took the microphone and challenged President Barack Obama to a dance off, then she made a plea to Fallon.

    “Oh, Jimmy Fallon, please hit me up,” Dolson said in a speech that aired on ESPN.

    During his show the next night, Fallon congratulated the women's team on the win and the amazing season, played the ESPN clip with Dolson's shout-outs and responded.

    "I hear ya Stefanie. That's why I invite you here to play a one-on-one basketball game," Fallon said.

    "I wish girls talked like that to me when I was in college," Fallon added.    

    Dolson, who is studying communication and has been drafted by the Washington Mystics, Tweeted that she'll take him up on it. 

    Dolson has shown her sense of humor on the national stage. During a visit to the White House last year, Dolson gave the president bunny ears. With his support, of course.

    For more behind the scenes coverage, follow Jimmy Fallon on Twitter, as well as the Tonight Show.

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