UConn Wins Dual National Titles For Second Time

The Huskies have done it again.

For the second time in the history of NCAA basketball (men’s and women’s), UConn has won dual national championships. The men defeated Kentucky 60-54 in North Texas Monday. The women routed Notre Dame 79-58 tonight in Nashville, Tenn.

The Huskies also accomplished the feat in 2004.

“I just think it’s remarkable,’’ UConn athletic director Warde Manuel said. “Singularly, it’s remarkable. And to have both in the same year to do it, to be the only school to do it and we did it twice 10 years apart, is just an amazing accomplishment that I’m very proud of. These young women, young men, and both of our coaches, they’re phenomenal people all of them and the way they work at being the best showed this year.’’

Said senior Bria Hartley: “UConn knows how to win championships, (women) 9-0. The men 4-0. So when there’s a national championship on the line we’re going to go out there and we’re going to play our best basketball.’’