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UConn women hold ceremony to honor Newtown victims

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The Connecticut women's basketball team held a pregame ceremony Wednesday in memory of the 26 shooting victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School in nearby Newtown.

There was a moment of silence before No. 2 UConn played Oakland played at the XL Center. Huskies players and cheerleaders formed a circle at midcourt holding 26 lighted candles. Members of the Governor's Foot Guard of Connecticut were also part of the tribute.

UConn players wore small patches on the front of their game jerseys with the letters "SH." The letters were white with a green background, the school colors at the elementary school located about 50 miles from the arena. In addition, UConn bench personnel and others associated with the game wore special green and white ribbons.

Updated December 19, 2012

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