The University of Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team is headed to the Final Four for the first time in nine years after a dominating 82-54 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday night.
The Huskies, who are the No. 1 seed in the East Region, took control of the game early and never looked back. They led by as much as 30 points in the second half and outrebounded Gonzaga 45-28.
Senior Christian Vital led the way for UConn, recording 18 points and ten rebounds in the win. He was joined by freshman James Bouknight who scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds. Bouknight also had three steals and two blocks, while Vital had two blocks as well.
Gonzaga, the No. 6 seed in the West Region, was led by freshman Corey Kispert, who had 17 points and seven rebounds.
The Huskies also received strong contributions from freshman Brendan Adams, who had 15 points and four rebounds, and junior Josh Carlton, who had 13 points and seven rebounds.
UConn will now face the winner of the game between No. 2 seed Houston and No. 3 seed Oregon State in the Final Four. The game is scheduled for Saturday, April 3.
UConn’s win is a testament to their hard work and dedication throughout the season and their determination to make it to the Final Four. After nine years of waiting, the Huskies have finally earned their spot in the NCAA tournament’s biggest stage.