In the days following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Huskies coach Kevin Ollie's thoughts went immediately to the families of the victims.
"I don't know if we can help, but it would be better than staying here and doing nothing," he said at the time. "We want them to know they're in our hearts and on our minds. … This hits home. That could have been any of our kids that got on that bus. I walk my daughter to the bus every day. Twenty families didn't get their son or daughter back. Just go home and love your family, because you never know."
On Thursday, the men's basketball team made its way to Newtown to spend time with the children there.
According to the Hartford Courant, Newtown officials asked the media to stay away but Ollie said after the team's win over Maryland-Eastern Shore last week that "We're going to go down there and have a good practice or whatever they want us to do. We're going to be available for them and hopefully bring a smile or two to their faces."