UConn prepares for Final Four date with Miami

UConn celebrates trip to the Final Four, headed to Houston
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 6:25 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2023 at 10:38 AM EDT
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STORRS, CT (WFSB) - The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team is Final Four bound.

The Huskies have a date with the University of Miami in Houston on Saturday night.

Fans can watch the game on Channel 3. Tip off has been set for 8:49 p.m. eastern standard time.

UConn blew out Gonzaga in the Elite 8 on Saturday, 82-54.

Fans looking into whether to make the trip have found out that it’ll cost a pretty penny.

Others said fresh merchandise is enough.

As of late Sunday night, a lot of Final Four apparel was made available online.

For those who want to go to the game, Channel 3 looked into the costs.

UConn costs to head to Houston
UConn costs to head to Houston

The cheapest tickets were about $165 after taxes on Ticketmaster.

A roundtrip flight to Houston that leaves on Friday and returns Sunday costs about $900. Expect that number to go even higher should UConn move on to the championship game next Monday night.

Expedia said a hotel room is about $140 a night.

Despite the hefty cost of the trip, some students said they’re still considering it.

“Coming off of spring break, it’s a little tough,” said Nick Melville, a UConn sophomore. “It’s in Texas. One of our buddies has a hotel room out there, so it’s up to us if we want to make the trip out there. It would definitely be an experience though that’s for sure. You don’t see your team in a Final Four every day.”

UConn athletic director David Benedict tweeted out the idea and the expense of getting a bus for students.

That would cost $400 to $500 per person, a slightly lower cost for travel to the big game.

The UConn men's basketball team heads to Houston for a Final Four matchup with Miami. Channel 3 will have complete coverage.