The energy in Storrs will be electric this weekend as both the men’s and women’s basketball teams play in the Final Four and UConn will be holding viewing parties for fans who can't make it to Nashville or the Dallas area.
Both teams are in the national semifinals in the same season for the fourth time, and are trying to duplicate the dual national championships the programs won in 2004.
The men's game against Florida on Saturday will be shown on big screens being set up inside Gampel Pavilion, the school's basketball arena. It is open to all UConn students and the doors open at 5 p.m. for the game, which starts just after 6 p.m.
Sunday night's women's game against Stanford will be shown in the Student Union Theatre. The doors open at 8 p.m. for the game, which starts at 8:30 p.m.
Students, faculty and staff are asked to wear blue and white.
The teams' coaches and school president Susan Herbst issued a joint statement on Wednesday asking students to celebrate responsibly after the games, and not let an “amazing moment like a UConn victory be tarnished by doing something destructive.”