I know most probably don't appreciate how rare it is for both UConn basketball teams to make it to the NCAA Final 4, but our Governor does, and he's making sure that we don't let this moment in time go unnoticed.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has let our Yankee sense of humor fly by Proclaiming that this weekend. Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8, 2024, will Officially be known as "Connecticut is the Basketball Capital of the World and We Make Champions Here So Let's Support Our UConn Huskies in Their Mission of Bringing Those NCAA Trophies Back Where They Belong Weekend" in the State of Connecticut.

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Lamont goes on to urge all of us to show our Huskies pride by flying or wearing the UConn colors blue & white, and "Remind the nation why Connecticut is the basketball capital of the world."

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Just in case you've been living blissfully unaware of what the University of Connecticut's women's and men's basketball teams have in front of them this weekend: The #3 seed UConn women face off against Caitlin Clark and #1 seed Iowa tonight at 9PM on ESPN. The #1 seed UConn men will play #4 seed Alabama Saturday at 8:49PM on TBS.

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The UConn men's team is the overall favorite this year to win it all, again. Back to back championships are usually a given for Geno Auriemma, but Dan Hurley has an opportunity to ascend to Calhoun/Geno God Status. Again, please don't bother us tonight or tomorrow night, we'll be flying the blue and white.

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