The No. 4 seed Huskies’ West Region rampage ended with Saturday night’s 82-54 thrashing of No. 3 Gonzaga. The win sends UConn to its sixth Final Four against Miami. In probably the craziest March ever, the Huskies demonstrated they are exceptional once more, putting in another dominant performance just hours after the UConn women made a rare mistake.
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Jordan Hawkins scored 20 points as UConn defeated Gonzaga 82-54 on Saturday night to go to the Final Four for the first time in nine years. In the West Region final, UConn dominated the normally efficient Bulldogs on both ends. They created a 23-point advantage early in the second half to saunter right into the last portion of the bracket.
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“I think it becomes a little bit of a mental hurdle, especially like early rounds of the NCAA Tournament where you feel like maybe the burden of the history and tradition and first-round games, maybe even second-round games,” Hurley said. “The climb to get to this point has been real and it’s been more challenging than I thought.”
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Gonzaga enabled UConn to go on a late run to take a seven-point lead at halftime before collapsing after All-American Drew Timme was called to the bench with his fourth foul early in the second half. UConn put the pressure on and kept making shots, looking like the overwhelming favorite to win it all.