UConn men and women take NCAA Championship titles within 24 hours of one another. First, the men defeated Kentucky, followed by the women who were victorious over Notre Dame.
- The UConn men's basketball team defeated Kentucky 60-54 in the final game to win the NCAA Championship. The Men's Championship game was held on Monday, April 7th at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
- The Huskies became the first men's basketball team to win the NCAA Championship Game as a No. 7 seed since Villanova in 1985. Despite doubts, Shabazz Napier led his team to the top and helped secure UConn's fourth NCAA title.
- Napier finished his senior season scoring 22 points against Kentucky. He led the Huskies throughout the tournament and was voted most outstanding player of the Final Four. Two weeks ago, Napier entered the NBA draft, which is expected to be held on June 26, 2014.
- The next day, Tuesday, April 8, the UConn women's basketball team defeated Notre Dame in the Women's 2014 NCAA Championship Game, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The win marked the second time in history that both UConn teams have won NCAA championship titles in the same year. The last time this occurred was in 2004.
- The UConn women had an undefeated season, finishing 40-0. No. 1 seed UConn beat rival No. 1 seed Notre Dame with a score of 79-58. This is the ninth national title for the women.
- Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley, two UConn seniors, led the team throughout its undefeated season. Dolson ended her career at UConn scoring 17 points in the Championship Game, and Hartley finished with 13 points. Both women entered the WNBA draft and were selected to play for the Washington Mystics.
- To celebrate both NCAA titles, the state held a victory parade for the players in the capital city, Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday, April 13th. Hundreds of thousands of UConn fans attended the parade to cheer on their victorious teams.