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UConn students score tickets for tonight's watch party

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University of Connecticut students said they've been scoring tickets to a watch party head Tuesday night's NCAA championship game.

The women's basketball team is taking on Syracuse for a shot at a fourth straight title.

A win would also cap off a 74-game wining streak.

"They're kind of like iconic across campus in general and really inspiring," said Emily George, a freshman.

"I just think it's amazing that they've managed to do this and by such a margin, winning every time," said Lahara Kota, a freshman.

For students and staff who couldn't travel to Indianapolis for the game, UConn will host a watch party at Gampel Pavilion for them.

"We at first were just going to hang out in one room, but then we found out that we could come here, so we're all about it," said Justine Inzero, a freshman.

"I wish we could go watch the actual game, but it's still really nice that we get to see their game tonight," said Emily George, a freshman.

They've been picking up their tickets for what's expected to be a full house of about 10,000 people.

"I'm excited to sit in Gampel tonight and watch the game with my fellow students and teammates and the UCONN family," said Molly Bugos, a freshman.

"It's going to be a great feeling, and I know they're going to win," said Rishul Marwah, a sophomore. "I have no doubt about it!"

The team advanced to the title game on Sunday with an 80-51 Final Four win over Oregon State.

Despite a chance at a fourth NCAA Tournament championship, students said the team has already made history.

"They honestly do so much positive things for this school and make it such a positive image, they couldn't do anymore," said Riyad Twal, a junior.

Tickets are only available for UConn students and staff. They're available until 6 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The game starts at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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