The state's Congressional delegation will introduce a resolution to honor the national champion UConn men's basketball team.
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy along with U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, John B. Larson, Jim Himes, and Jahana Hayes announced the plan for the resolution Friday. The Huskies won their fifth national title with a victory over San Diego State Monday night in Houston.
The resolution will "commend the Huskies' dominant performance and defeat of every opponent by at least 13 points on their way to their fifth national title since 1999 - a feat no other college team has surpassed," the delegation said in a statement. "They also recognize Adama Sanogo for being named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament and honor UConn fans, students, and faculty for the incredible achievement."
The team will be honored with a parade in Hartford Saturday. The Huskies were also congratulated by President Joe Biden, who invited the team to the White House.
"Once again, the Huskies have inspired our state," the delegation said in a statement. "Five national championships don't happen by accident – they are the result of the coaches’ and players’ hard work and the unwavering support from everyone in the UConn community. The 'College Basketball Capital of the World’ in Storrs has been reaffirmed. We’re so proud of this team and program."
The resolutions will be introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives.