The University of Connecticut walked off the plane to begin the celebration with both their school and classmates after their trip home from playing in the NCAA tournament.
The Huskies were not empty handed as they held the trophy that every team strives to obtain from day one of the season.
The Number 3 seeded Huskies became champions after defeating the Number 11 seeded Butler Bulldogs in the NCAA tournament finals by a score of 53-41 to win UConn it’s third national championship for the Men’s basketball team all under the leadership of Coach Jim Calhoun.
Despite the Huskies having a three seed in the NCAA tournament, they still had a Cinderella story of their own.
The Huskies, who were picked to finish 10th in the Big East conference during the preseason, seemed to be right were they were predicted to be as regular season was coming near an end.
UConn had finished with a conference record of 9-9 and were in the middle of the pack.
UConn had not really jumped into the spotlight until they began their five games in five nights run to win the Big East conference title.
It would have been safe to believe the Huskies were out of gas as they entered the NCAA tournament but it seemed to be just what they needed, as they carried that momentum into the NCAA tournament and win the title.
During the team’s school celebration, UConn’s star guard Kemba Walker was also honored by his school as he became the 14th Connecticut player to join the “Huskies of Honor” wall at the Gampel Pavilion.