Students line up at UConn arena hours before game

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Students began lining up outside Connecticut’s Gampel Pavilion more than four hours before Monday night’s NCAA championship game, just to get a good seat to watch on television.

The school has set up three large screens on the arena floor. More than 8,000 students watched from the Huskies’ home arena on Saturday as the team upset overall No. 1 seed Florida at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. A similar crowd is expected Monday night as UConn faces Kentucky for the national title.

UConn students

UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz says extra police, and ambulances will be on campus Monday night.

Students say they expect the party to be loud, especially outside the North Campus residence hall, where an email from a resident assistant bent on enforcing quiet hours went viral on Monday.