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Connecticut players leave the bench after the second half of the championship game against Notre Dame. (Mark Humphrey/AP)
Connecticut players leave the bench after the second half of the championship game against Notre Dame. (Mark Humphrey/AP)
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The UConn women won the NCAA title Tuesday night, making history 24 hours after their male counterparts beat Kentucky. Also, the Red Sox can't seem to win at home and, on Wednesday, UMass' Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in Division I men's college basketball.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only A Game. He tweets at @OnlyAGameNPR.

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Radio Boston: UConn In ‘Basketball Heaven’ After Defeating Kentucky

  • "If you missed it last night, there was big news out of Arlington, Texas at the men’s NCAA basketball final. The University of Connecticut outlasted Kentucky, winning the championship game 60 to 54."

WBUR: UMass Sophomore Becomes 1st Openly Gay D-I Men’s Basketball Player

  • "University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon has announced that he is gay, making him the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player. Gordon made the announcement Wednesday to ESPN and Outsports, a website that covers gay athletes."

WBUR: Coming Out In Basketball: How Brittney Griner Found 'A Place Of Peace'

  • "Brittney Griner is 23 years old, 6 feet 8 inches tall and one of the best female basketball players in the world. She was the WNBA top draft pick last year, and in college she set records for the most blocked shots in a season and the most career blocks in history — for male and female players. She's so good that the owner of a men's team — the Dallas Mavericks — has said he'd recruit her."

This segment aired on April 9, 2014.

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