Here's my analysis:
First, there are no consistent T1 schools in Ct. other than Yale. If you get into Yale, you go. Period. UConn is the best state school in Ct., but it is only 47--and tied with several others at that. It may not be T1 next year or the year after.
If you want to practice in Ct., UConn is way, way better for employment than any t4. Even if you go for free, you make more money at the end getting recruited by the big-firms at the better school.
Moreover, you learn more by competing with the better students at UConn.
Good luck, whatever you choose.