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UConn advises students to celebrate 'responsibly'

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As the University of Connecticut basketball teams prepare to play in the NCAA Men's and Women's Final Four, the university administration is reminding students to celebrate responsibly.

A letter was sent to students by UConn President Susan Herbst and basketball coaches Kevin Ollie and Geno Auriemma.

"The eyes of the nation will again be on UConn - not only in Dallas and Nashville, but back home in Connecticut as well," the letter said.

Following previous national titles some have created trouble and been arrested for causing vandalism while celebrating victories.

The letter goes on to say "don't let an amazing moment like a UConn victory be tarnished by doing something destructive."

"We hope both games will end in celebrations on our campuses this weekend and beyond - but if you celebrate, please do so responsibly," the letter stated.

In the wake of the men's victory in the Eastern Regional, one student was arrested outside Gampel Pavilion for breach of peace after he was witness waving around a burning magazine.

UConn Men's Basketball team will play the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 6:09 p.m. on Saturday.

The game will be shown on "large screens that will be visible throughout" Gampel Pavilion on Saturday with the doors opening at 5 p.m. 

UConn Men's Basketball team will play the Stanford Cardinals in Nashville, Tenn. at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. The game will be shown live on campus in the Student Union Theatre with doors opening at 8 p.m.

Students are being urged to wear blue and white on Saturday and Sunday "to show your support for UConn and our teams."

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