STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — The University of Connecticut is celebrating the men’s basketball team after winning their fifth national title Monday night.

The Huskies defeated San Diego State University 76-59 in Houston.

Gampel Pavilion hosted a ‘Welcome Home’ rally Tuesday. Head coach Dan Hurley, sophomore guard Jordan Hawkins, and junior guards Adama Sanogo and Andre Jackson Jr. thanked the fans for their support.

Hear their remarks in the videos below.

The Huskies landed at Bradley International Airport around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The two team buses were then escorted to campus.

VIDEO: UConn men’s basketball team arrives at Bradley International Airport

The state will celebrate the team’s victory on Saturday with a parade at 11:30 a.m., followed by a rally in downtown Hartford. 

News 8 will have live team coverage of the parade on-air and online.