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Connecticut stakes claim as national basketball capital with both teams again in Final Fours

  • FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, Connecticut's Shabazz Napier, left, high-fives teammate Breanna Stewart during an inter-squad scrimmage at the men's and women's basketball teams' First Night event in Storrs, Conn. Connecticut's men's and women's teams are in the Final Four together for the fourth time. No other school has done it more than once. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, Connecticut's Shabazz Napier, left, high-fives teammate Breanna Stewart during an inter-squad scrimmage at the men's and women's basketball teams' First Night event in Storrs, Conn. Connecticut's men's and women's teams are in the Final Four together for the fourth time. No other school has done it more than once. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut's Ryan Boatright gestures toward members of the media as he boards a bus to depart to Dallas following an NCAA college basketball team workout Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. UConn will play Florida in a Final Four game on Saturday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Connecticut's Ryan Boatright gestures toward members of the media as he boards a bus to depart to Dallas following an NCAA college basketball team workout Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. UConn will play Florida in a Final Four game on Saturday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut's Shabazz Napier responds to a question following an NCAA college basketball team workout Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. UConn will be playing Florida in the Final Four on Saturday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Connecticut's Shabazz Napier responds to a question following an NCAA college basketball team workout Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. UConn will be playing Florida in the Final Four on Saturday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

UConn's men's basketball team left campus Tuesday for Dallas and the Final Four.

The women's team will leave later in the week for Nashville, Tenn., and their own national semifinal.

It is the fourth time the school's two basketball teams have each earned a berth to a Final Four in the same season.

The teams will be trying to duplicate the dual championships they won in 2004, the only time a school has won both men's and women's titles in the same year.

The players and coaches say they will be rooting hard for each other. Forward Niels Giffey of the men's team called the dual success "part of the magic of UConn."

The men play Saturday night against Florida.

The women will face either Stanford or North Carolina on Sunday.