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UConn Women Victory Lap

The UConn women’s basketball team was honored with a victory lap around campus on Wednesday after winning its ninth national championship and completing a 40-0 season Tuesday night with a 79-58 win over previously unbeaten Notre Dame in Nashville.

Senior Bria Hartley, left, carries the NCAA trophy through the crowd as the UConn Women returned to campus Wednesday afternoon. Behind her is Stefanie Dolson.

Senior Bria Hartley, left, carries the NCAA trophy through the crowd as the UConn Women returned to campus Wednesday afternoon. Behind her is Stefanie Dolson.

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Final Four At The Buzzer: A Photogs View

Seconds left, Boatright has the ball. UConn is going to win the national championship. My mind is racing. Who do I focus on at the buzzer? There are 20 photographers on my side of the court, some of the best sports shooters in the country. Probably 90-100 cameras between us all. But not one photographer is making a sound. We are all locked in, ready to go. Seconds are counting down, Boatright is just dribbling in circles. The buzzer sounds. UConn wins it’s 4th national championship. Mayhem, the roar of the crowd. Players are jumping into each others arms. Confetti fills the arena. Not one photographer moves. We are just picking our targets and capturing the moment. And the moment does not last long. The players are in an emotional high for these few seconds. These are the photos we need. Holding a trophy and cutting down nets later will make good photographs but these few seconds are the real deal. One minute later a small stage appears at center court. The team climbs up. We move into position and lock in our lenses once again. Then, BAM! A monster confetti gun fires, filling the arena and we can’t see a thing. Who’s idea was that? The paper and smoke clears and we get to work. Deadline is looming.

Ryan Boatright screams at the buzzer as his team become national champions. UConn won the NCAA championship game Monday night inside the giant AT&T Stadium in Texas. UConn won 60-54.

Ryan Boatright screams at the buzzer as his team become national champions. UConn won the NCAA championship game Monday night inside the giant AT&T Stadium in Texas. UConn won 60-54.

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Hungry Huskies Win Fourth Championship

After the game, UConn senior guard, Shabazz Napier, explained to the crowd at AT&T Stadium in Dallas Texas how UConn defeated the odds, and some of the country’s highest ranked teams, to win their fourth national title. They were hungry. They were the “Hungry Huskies.” UConn left it all on the floor as they beat an extremely talented Kentucky team by a score of 60 to 53.

Click here to read Dom Amore game story and click here to read his story about how this championship will be a goldmine for recruiting, and a new contract for the coach. Click here to read Jeff Jacobs column on how the Huskies won the championship by climbing one step at a time.

UConn Huskies guard Shabazz Napier, 13, reacts after the game.

UConn Huskies guard Shabazz Napier, 13, reacts after the game.

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