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.