Pregame Tribute To Sandy Hook Victims Emotional For Huskies


Like the UConn men’s team did Monday at the XL Center, the Huskies held a pregame ceremony to pay tribute to the 26 people, including 20 children ages 6 and 7, who were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. A combined 26 members of the UConn spirit squad, dance team and pep band formed a circle around the Huskies’ logo at midcourt and held a candle.

The 11 UConn players blended in with the candle-holders during a 26-second moment of silence.

“The boys did it the other day and just for us to do something the like that … That moment will definitely be stuck in my mind forever of just being there to support great people that were part of such a tragedy,’’ Dolson said. “So it was an emotional moment, definitely.’’

“Being out there for that pregame ceremony is something that I was really glad that we did as a team and just as a university because, obviously, the whole thing that happened in Newtown is really sad,’’ freshman Breanna Stewart said. “And we just want to show that we’re going to do whatever we can to try and help out.’’