WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Players and fans have honored victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre during a special ceremony before the start of the basketball game between the University of Connecticut and Hartford.
Members of the Newtown Girls Youth Basketball Association lined up with both teams on the court Saturday. The youngsters clutched teddy bears and green signs that said "We Are Sandy Hook. We Choose Love." There was moment of remembrance that included the ringing of a chime 26 times in memory of the 20 students and six adults killed just over a week ago.
Coaches, their staffs and courtside personnel wore green ribbons, the school color at Sandy Hook. Two large paintings of green ribbons with the white letters "SH" were on the hardwood court at the Chase Family Arena.