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    Connecticut celebrates with the championship trophy after beating Kentucky 60-54 at the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The University of Connecticut men's basketball team will be flying back home with the national championship that will be celebrated at a campus rally just before the women's team plays for the national title.

    The Huskies beat Kentucky, 60-54, to win the title on Monday night. They're expected to leave Texas at about 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time and arrive at Bradley International Airport at about 3:45 p.m. There will be no public event at the airport.

    The team is expected back at the Storrs campus at about 5 p.m., when a championship rally is planned. Gampel Pavilion will open at 4:30 p.m. and the event is open and free to the public.

    Head coach Kevin Ollie will be among the speakers.

    Gampel will remain open for a student viewing of the women's championship game, which begins at about 8:30 p.m.

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