STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — UConn women’s basketball coach, Geno Auriemma, honored his long-time friend, legend Kobe Bryant at a Huskies game vs. Oregon Monday night.

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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”