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Yale and UConn men's basketball teams lose in round of 32

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Kansas guard Devonte' Graham, right, tries to steal the ball from Connecticut guard Sterling Gibbs during the first half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Kansas guard Devonte' Graham, right, tries to steal the ball from Connecticut guard Sterling Gibbs during the first half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
STORRS, CT (WFSB) -

Saturday was tough for college basketball in Connecticut as both Huskies and the Bulldogs lost in the NCAA Tournament.

Duke defeated the Yale Bulldogs with a final score of 71 to 64. Duke will be advancing to the Sweet 16.

Nevertheless, Yale fans said they are proud the Bulldogs made it this far in the season. The Bulldogs had a 22-6 record and upset 5th seeded Baylor on St. Patrick's Day. That was good for their fans.

“Seeing them do this well against such a solid team is really amazing,” said New Haven resident, Liz Englund.

Later in the evening, some UConn fans gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings in Wethersfield with their eyes glued to the game and their brackets.

"Of course I love March Madness! Who doesn't love March Madness?” said Middletown resident, Donna Caswell.

The Huskies advanced into the Round of 32 when they defeated the Colorado University Buffaloes, 74 to 67. But, on Saturday night, the Kansas Jayhawks pulled ahead early and stayed ahead to defeat UConn and end their season with a 73 to 61 win.

"Pretty heartbreaking, but we put up a good fight," said UConn student, John Parillo.

In spite of the loss, the undefeated UConn women’s team kept their winning streak alive on Saturday.

The top seed team slaughtered Robert Morris in the first round with a score of 101 to 49. If they win the championship, it would be their 4th consecutive national title, and the programs 11th.

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