UConn Dominates Gonzaga, Reaches First Final Four in 9 Years

UConn Dominates Gonzaga, Reaches First Final Four in 9 Years

In a stunning performance, the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Huskies demolished the Gonzaga Bulldogs 82-54, securing their spot in the Final Four for the first time in nine years.

UConn’s 28-point victory marked the largest margin in an Elite Eight game since 1992.

Led by Jordan Hawkins, who scored a game-high 20 points and earned the title of regional MVP, UConn demonstrated its strength as an elite defensive and top-five offensive team.

The Huskies’ big players, Adama Sanogo, Donovan Clingan, and Andre Jackson Jr., were also crucial in overwhelming Gonzaga, who struggled to find their footing throughout the match.

Despite dealing with distractions like a hotel switch, a bus break-in, and fasting players observing Ramadan, UConn remained focused and unwavering.

Gonzaga’s star forward Drew Timme, who faced foul trouble and was eventually benched, acknowledged that UConn was the better team that night.

Gonzaga started the game missing eight of their first nine shots and failed to recover as UConn took control of the match.

UConn’s victory ended Gonzaga’s 12-game winning streak, but the Bulldogs’ season is still considered remarkable, with a record of 31 wins.

Although UConn’s win means the end of Timme’s college career, he will be remembered as one of the greatest March players, with 301 points in the NCAA tournament.

As for UConn, the team now looks ahead to the Final Four, where they will face either Miami or Texas.

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