April 9, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - Fresh off leading the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams to national championships, head coaches Kevin Ollie and Geno Auriemma will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday afternoon.
The NYSE closes at 4 p.m. ET and the closing bell ceremony can be viewed by clicking THIS LINK or by visiting http://new.livestream.com/NYSEeuronext.
Ollie led the Huskies to their fourth national championship in only his second year as the UConn head coach. The Huskies defeated Kentucky, 60-54, in front of nearly 80,000 people at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
Auriemma led the Huskies to their record ninth national championship with a 79-58 win over previously undefeated Notre Dame on April 8. UConn completed their fifth undefeated season with a 40-0 record and was ranked No. 1 wire-to-wire during the 2013-14 season.
Since 1995, the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams have combined for 19 Final Four appearances and 13 National Championships. UConn is the only school to win the men’s and women’s basketball national championship in the same season, a feat the Huskies have now accomplished twice (2004, 2014).