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UConn women’s basketball heads to 14th consecutive Final Four

Sendoff celebration as UConn women head to Final Four
Published: Mar. 28, 2022 at 1:32 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2022 at 9:05 AM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) - The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team defeated North Carolina State in Elite Eight action, 91-87.

The Huskies head to the Final Four for the 14th consecutive time. They’ll face Stanford on Friday.

A sendoff ceremony was held at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs Tuesday afternoon.

Monday night’s game was a double overtime thriller.

Connecticut had to shake off adversity again this season.

Forward Dorka Juhasz suffered a horrific injury to her left arm during the first half of the game.

“I think having been through all the things that we have been through and knowing that we’re in the middle of a game right now, I think they refocused pretty well, considering,” said UConn coach Geno Auriemma.

Paige Bueckers, who suffered a knee injury earlier in the season that sidelined her for 3 months, put up 27 points.

Fans said they could not believe how the game played out.

“It was crazy it was crazy. It was so insane. So crazy. It was one of the best games I’ve ever watched,” said Grace Bartels, a UConn fan.

“I’m feeling so happy for them and excited. It was a tough game but it was worth it,” said Maya Jones.

The UConn will take on Stanford in Minneapolis for the Final Four on Friday.

NC State’s women’s basketball team had a tall order ahead of it, despite being a number 1 seed.

The Total Mortgage Arena is, after all, in Bridgeport, CT.

UConn hadn’t lost an Elite Eight game in 15 years.

The Huskies put away the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, 75-58, in the tournament’s Sweet Sixteen.

Celebration to send Huskies to Minneapolis
Fans gathered in Storrs to send off the UConn women's basketball team to the Final Four
The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team defeated North Carolina State in Elite Eight action, 91-87.