UConn fans storm court, party in Storrs after Final Four win vs. Florida


On Dec. 2, Shabazz Napier hit a game-winner against Florida after his first attempt bounced off the backboard and right back to him, giving him a second opportunity to play hero.

The fans inside Gampel Pavilion remained in the stands as they watched Napier race out of the arena with the win.

Saturday night was a different story. With UConn taking on top-ranked Florida, which hadn’t lost since that game in Storrs, the campus held a viewing party inside the 10,000 seat arena. Once the Huskies put the finishing touches on a 63-53 win in the Final Four, the fans inside the Gampel Pavilion rushed the floor, celebrating the program’s fourth National Title game appearance since 1999.

UConn faces the winner of Kentucky-Wisconsin on Monday night.

Here are some of the sights from Storrs, Conn. on Saturday night: