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Lawmakers Honor Winning UConn Teams on "Husky Day"

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    NBCConnecticut.com

    Connecticut state lawmakers are honoring UConn's championship men's and women's basketball teams as well as the women's field hockey team.

    Wednesday marked "Husky Day" at the state Capitol. The annual event attracted lawmakers and fans, with many hoping to catch a glimpse of the players and their coaches. Some turned out with basketballs, hoping to have them autographed.

    Kevin Ollie, coach of the men's basketball team, told the crowd how the support from Connecticut has been "unbelievable." While a many doubted the team's ultimate success in the national championship, Ollie said "our family in Connecticut didn't give up on us."

    Geno Auriemma, coach of the women's basketball team, received loud cheers when he said, "winning championships is what we do for a living." This year marked the team's ninth championship.