The UConn women’s basketball team netted its eighth national title Tuesday night, drubbing the No. 5 Louisville Cardinals in a convincing 93-60 blowout.
Freshman phenom Breanna Stewart continued her string of dominance in the tournament, accounting for 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor. The 6’4” forward was a huge reason for the victory, but much credit is due to head coach Geno Auriemma.
Auriemma’s 25-year tenure at UConn exemplifies how truly dominant the program has been in the past two decades, beginning with its first title in 1995. Compiling an 833-133 record in that span, the 59-year-old has been a college basketball icon, and his eight championships as head coach of the Huskies highlight a remarkable coaching career.
Eight championships make for a lot of victory. As the Huskies have grown accustomed to in recent years, a big crowd is sure to await when they return on Wednesday.
We’ll provide all of the details for that victory celebration, including the route, time, weather reports and more.
Where: University of Connecticut campus—Storrs, Mansfield, Connecticut
When: Wednesday, April 10, at 5:15 p.m. ET
Route: Storrs Congregational Church to Fairfield Way Plaza (“Victory Lap” campus route)
Forecast: 65 degrees, 40 percent chance of rain
Parking: North and South Parking Garages
According to John Altavilla of CourantBlogs.com, UConn’s championship parade will be preceded by a “short public event” upon the team’s arrival at Bradley International Airport, including remarks from Auriemma.
Following the brief gathering at the airport, the team will return to campus for a “Victory Lap” that will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m. at the corner of Route 195 and North Eagleville Road (Storrs Congregational Church). According to Altavilla, the route will then follow Glenbrook Road to the Wilbur Cross Building and Gulley Hall and onto Fairfield Way, concluding at Fairfield Way Plaza.
Altavilla also notes the availability of parking at the North and South Parking Garages for fans attending the event.
*Full campus map can be found at Maps.UConn.edu.