HARTFORD—U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Friday introduced a resolution congratulating the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team for winning the 2024 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Basketball Championship. The resolution commends the Huskies’ dominant performance and defeat of every opponent by at least 13 points on their way to their sixth national title since 1999, a feat no other college team has surpassed. This is the Huskies’ second consecutive championship, becoming only one of eight NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams to accomplish this achievement. They also recognize Tristen Newton for being named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament and congratulate UConn fans, students, and faculty for the incredible accomplishment.

"I'm a diehard UConn fan, but even I was in awe at the season long domination of this team. Coach Hurley's uncanny ability to blend transfers, veterans, and freshman was a sight to behold, and I was so fired up to be on hand for the final three games of their historic NCAA tournament run. This team will go down in history as possibly the greatest of all of UConn men’s teams, and the whole state is deeply proud of how they represented Connecticut throughout the year,” said Murphy.

“The Huskies have filled the great state of Connecticut with pride once again following their record-breaking, consecutive victory,” said Blumenthal. “I congratulate the players’ and coaches’ on earning UConn’s sixth national championship, reasserting Storrs as the ‘Basketball Capital of the World.’ This win is a result of their hard work, dedication, and perseverance. I stand in unwavering support of the team and program.”

The resolution was introduced in the Senate on April 19, 2024.