Midtown Manhattan became UConn Country on Friday night as fans descended on Madison Square Garden for the Huskies' Sweet 16 game against Iowa State.
Many took advantage of Metro-North's extra train to New York.
"U-C-O-N-N," was the chant as fans made their way through Grand Central Terminal hours before the game. UConn garb could be seen on the streets from Times Square to the most famous arena in the world.
School alumni who arrived early, got a chance to hang out and celebrate the team's success at a pre-game gathering at the Affinia Hotel across from MSG. They were joined by Uconn president Susan Herbst and even some former players stopped by, including Jake Voskhul, a member of UConn's 1999 national championship team.
While many had tickets, others tried to find tickets from scalpers around the venue. Tickets on the secondary market were going for several hundred dollars.