Auriemma sported a #8 Bryant jersey from the sidelines of a sold-out game at Gampel Pavillion as he coached the lady Huskies.
Connecticut’s team ultimately lost the game, but it was the tribute to Kobe – or Mamba as his friends and family called him – that took the night.
On twitter, the Huskies writing “One G.O.A.T. honors another. #MambaForever”