1999

Column: The legacy of the 1999 championship team lives on

Column: The legacy of the 1999 championship team lives on

Khalid El-Amin’s iconic celebration after UConn beat Duke in the 1999 national championship game was completely spontaneous, but given how poetic it was, one could have easily been fooled. UConn had never once made it to the Final Four and lost in the NIT just two years prior.