The UConn men’s basketball team arrived at their Las Vegas hotel for Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup against Arkansas in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. However, they received a terrible welcome.
CT Insider’s David Borges reports that when the players arrived at their rooms, they were subjected to “dirt, vomit … and worse.” He added that the incident went down at the Luxor Hotel.
The fourth-seeded Huskies were moved to “a nearby, high-level hotel” after the situation.
UConn players did not let the incident faze them ahead of their matchup against the eighth-seeded Razorbacks. The team reportedly went out for dinner together on Tuesday night after practice.
“It’s not something we want to make a big deal out of,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said. “Everything worked out fine.”
UConn is at this point of the tournament thanks to back-to-back double-digit wins over No. 13 Iona and No. 5 St. Mary’s in the first two rounds of the tournament. This is the first time the team has advanced to the Sweet 16 since winning the national championship in 2014.
Arkansas and UConn will tip off at 7:15 p.m. ET. The winner will advance to the Elite Eight.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.