2009: Cornerback Jasper Howard was killed on campus. The Huskies lost their next three games before beating Notre Dame in overtime in South Bend. They won their next three games including a Papajohns.com Bowl win over South Carolina. 2009: For the first time in state history the boys and girls basketball championships were played at Mohegan Sun Arena, an entertainment complex that includes gaming venues, March 20-21. 2009: Connecticut hosted the WNBA All Star Game for the second time in its history. 2009: UConn had four players chosen among the first 63 picks in the NFL draft, including the program's first first-round pick (Donald Brown, Colts).
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