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UConn women host second round of NCAA tournament Monday night

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Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson, left, and Breanna Stewart share a playful moment during warmups before a second round women's college basketball game against Duquesne in the NCAA Tournament, Monday, March 21, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson, left, and Breanna Stewart share a playful moment during warmups before a second round women's college basketball game against Duquesne in the NCAA Tournament, Monday, March 21, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
The UConn women warmed up Monday for their next round of the NCAA tournament. (WFSB) The UConn women warmed up Monday for their next round of the NCAA tournament. (WFSB)
STORRS, CT (WFSB) -

The UConn women played in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Monday night.

The Huskies hosted Duquesne at Gampel Pavilion, and the game was on a later-than-usual start time to accommodate national television.

The university announced Monday morning that they were giving away free tickets to UConn students. 

NCAA Tournament tickets are much pricier than regular season games, so a chance to see the nation's number one team, late on a Monday night, was a no-brainer for many students.

“We just decided to come and support the Huskies. Just come early and get the front row,” said Sarina Garcia, who is a junior at UConn.

“It's a little late for us but we'll deal with it,” said Charlotte Gregory of New Britain, who braved the late night to see the girls play.

At halftime, the women were beating Duquesne 42-21. Ultimately, the lady Huskies won the game 97-51.

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