A chilly day in Storrs could not cool Husky pride outside Gampel Pavilion.
“It’s really special for me to come to all the games,” Olivia Anderson, a UConn senior, said.
Fans lined up to see the top seeded women’s basketball team take on ninth seed Quinnipiac University.
“We are die-hard UConn fan. It’s the only way to go,” Roger Kuemper of Oxford, said.
This in-state matchup had the Bobcats hunting for an upset in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
“I just want them to play tough like they usually do,” David Conrad of Milford, said.
QU supporters hoped for a win and a second trip for the Bobcats to the Sweet 16.
Fans remember the two teams first and until now only meeting back in 1998 when the Huskies easily beat the Bobcats. In the end this time, UConn fans celebrated the team moving on to the next round and continuing the quest for another title.
“It was awesome. A little disappointing we didn’t win by more. But we can never be disappointed with our girls,” William Spada, a UConn senior, said.
As the Bobcats proudly remember this season, even if it had to come to a close now.
“You played a great team. You can’t say anything bad about UConn. It was a great game,” Francesca Capasso, a QU senior, said.
“They played really well. It was a tough fight,” Mary Watters, a QU junior, said.
The Bobcats end with a perfect season in conference play.
And the Huskies now head to the Sweet 16 for the 25th straight year, with sights set on a 12th national championship.