Adama Sanogo scores 21 points to lead UConn past Miami 72-59 and into the NCAA Tournament title game
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The Connecticut Huskies are headed to the NCAA Tournament title game, thanks to Adama Sanogo's impressive 21-point performance.
Sanogo, a senior forward, led the way as No. 4 seed UConn upset No. 1 seed Miami 72-59 in the national semifinal on Saturday night. With the win, the Huskies earned their third trip to the championship game in program history.
Sanogo was stellar in the victory, finishing with 21 points and eight rebounds. He shot 8-of-12 from the field, and was a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. He also contributed two blocks and two steals in the win.
The rest of the Huskies followed Sanogo's lead, as four other players scored in double figures. Senior guard James Bouknight had 19 points, freshman guard R.J. Cole added 16, freshman forward Isaiah Whaley contributed 11, and senior guard Tyler Polley scored 10.
UConn's defense was the key to the win, as the Huskies held Miami to just 37.7 percent shooting from the field. The Huskies also dominated the glass, out-rebounding the Hurricanes 37-19.
The Huskies will face off against No. 1 seed Baylor in the NCAA Tournament title game on Monday night. UConn is hoping to win its first national championship since 2011.
Sanogo will be a key factor in the final, as the senior forward has been a steady force all tournament long. He'll be looking to lead the Huskies to a memorable win in his final collegiate game.