Malloy Proclaims "Husky Weekend" to Honor UConn Basketball

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    The UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams are gearing up for their Final Four face-offs and Gov. Dannel Malloy has declared “Husky Weekend” in their honor.

    The men’s team will face the Florida Gators on Saturday and the women will take on Stanford on Sunday.

    “Husky Weekend” will kick off Friday, April 4 and last through Sunday, April 6, according to a release from Malloy’s office. It will be extended through Tuesday if either team makes it to the championship game.

    “UConn again is the only school in the nation to have both our men’s and women’s basketball teams reach the NCAA Final Four, and for that we are incredibly proud,” Malloy said in a statement.

    He’s asking Connecticut residents to wear blue and white this weekend in support of the teams.

    “The success of our student athletes is a credit not only to their hard work, but also to the dedication of their coaches and the state’s unwavering support of its flagship university,” said UConn President Susan Herbst, in a statement.

    Gampel Pavilion will open its doors to UConn students at 5 p.m. April 5 so students can watch the game. The women's game will be shown live at the Student Union Theater. Door will open at 8 p.m., according to UConn media relations.