CHICAGO -- Former University of Connecticut player and current Chicago Cubs infielder Mike Olt was plenty excited his alma mater won the men's basketball championship on Monday night, but he almost didn't get a chance to see it.
Olt, 25, made the Cubs in the final days of spring training and the Cubs started the season on the road. They finally had their first off day at home Monday, allowing Olt to settle into his new townhouse.
"I don't have cable so I drove around and wanted to find a small sports bar," he said Tuesday before the Cubs played the Pittsburgh Pirates. "Found one with no one inside it. So I watched it by myself. I got to cheer it on hard."
Olt doesn't remember the name of the bar but said it was near Wrigley Field. He attended Connecticut in 2008 and 2009 having grown up in nearby Branford, Conn.. He hit his first career home run last week against the Pirates. He's 1-for-13 this season.
"I'm glad I got to watch it," Olt said.