UConn holds pre-game ceremony for Newtown victims

UConn sophomore guard Ryan Boatright had the letters ”SH” on
his left cheek.

The UConn men’s basketball team played its first game since the
shooting that took place Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary
School in Newtown.

A brief pre-game ceremony was held before Monday’s matchup
against Maryland Eastern-Shore in honor of the 26 victims who were
fatally shot at the school.

There was a moment of silence as 26 students holding candles and
players formed a circle at midcourt. Eight members of the
Governor’s Foot Guard of Connecticut stood with flags stood at

UConn players wore patches on their game jerseys to honor the
memory of the 20 children and six adults at the school who were

The rectangular patch had a green background, black outline and
the letters ”SH” in white. The school colors are green and

In addition, UConn bench personnel and others associated with
the game wore special green and white ribbons.