UConn Huskies 1998-1999 Legacy

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      UConn Huskies x Legacy Collection

      19nine’s Legacy Collection dives inside the archives to bring back some college basketball classics. Like the originals, we crafted each Legacy pair of retro shorts with the materials and details to honor the original designs. It was a labor of love in our pursuit to provide an era specific keepsake that celebrates the most iconic styles in college basketball history.

      '99 UConn Legacy

      UConn entered the 1998-1999 season ranked #2 in the preseason polls.  Thanks to a 19 game win streak to start the season the Huskies spent 10 consecutive weeks at #1 and never fell out of the Top 3. 

      A Big East regular season championship and Big East Tournament championship secured Connecticut a #1 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament.  After wins against Texas- San Antonio, New Mexico and Iowa the Huskies ran up against a hungry upstart Gonzaga team with a Final Four berth on the line.  UConn won a nail biter 67-62 giving the school it's first Final Four appearance.

      After dispatching Michael Redd, Scoonie Penn and the Ohio State Buckeyes in one of the semi final games, the Huskies were setup for a showdown with the loaded #1 ranked Duke Blue Devils. 

      In what was dubbed the "Duke Invitational" by media outlets UConn felt the disrespect and used it as motivation.  Tired of hearing about how great Duke was, Ricky Moore turned the hotel TV off, looked at his teammates and said, "You know what you have to do."

      The rest is history.  UConn 77- Duke 74.  Behind Rip Hamilton's 27 points and Khalid El-Amin's steady floor play the Huskies shocked the world and became the National Champs.

      • Modern Standard-Length Fit - SIZE CHART 
      • Material: Tight Knit Mesh 
      • Embroidered Team Graphics
      • Stitched Piping
      • Poly Ribbed Waistband with Drawstring 
      • Officially Licensed 
      • Imported 
      • All Designs are trademarks of 19nine, LLC.