Fans rally to send UConn off to 10th straight Final Four

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) University of Connecticut freshman Larissa Compio was among about 200 fans who braved the drizzle and cold on Tuesday to cheer on the school's women's basketball team as it boarded a bus for a 10th consecutive trip to the Final Four.

The 18-year-old biology major from Washingtonville, New York, said she's been a fan of the women's team since she was a little girl and it was a huge reason she chose to attend the school. Their 111-game winning streak has given the campus, and especially female students, a sense of pride and identity, she said.

"These women are definitely giving an empowerment to all women," she said. "Not bragging, but we did better than the boys this year, so it's such an awesome thing."

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