UConn has been dominant NCAA tournament run, which continued on Saturday night with the Huskies’ 72-59 victory over Miami. It was a familiar sight. UConn advances to the national title game against San Diego State on Monday. UConn tallied the game’s first nine points, with Jordan Hawkins hitting a 3-pointer 14 seconds in and Sanogo following with two of his own.
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Hawkins dispelled notions of ineffectiveness following his bout with a stomach bug the previous two days. Sanogo had hit only 17 three-pointers in the first 37 games of the season are encouraging. UConn increased its lead to 20 points early in the second half, and Miami only got it down to single digits for 35 seconds the rest of the way.
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The Hurricanes were on the verge of a comeback. They scored back-to-back baskets or making consecutive stops, but the Huskies never let them get closer than touching distance. UConn increased its lead to 20 early in the second half, and Miami would only get it down to single digits for 35 seconds the rest of the way. The Hurricanes were flirting with a comeback, scoring back-to-back baskets or making consecutive stops, but the Huskies never let them get closer than touching distance.
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San Diego State will unveil a new test on Monday. The Aztecs aren’t offensive powerhouses like Gonzaga or Miami. But they’re elite defensive, physicality, toughness, and experience isn’t what UConn is used to playing in the Big East.