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Stephon Fort, No. 1 UConn Rout Stetson as CBB Followers Predict Again-to-Again NCAA Titles

Jack Murray March 22, 2024 Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images It was business as usual in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament for the UConn Huskies. The defending champions entered the tournament having won seven consecutive games, including the Big East Championship Game, and strolled into the tournament as

Stephon Fort, No. 1 UConn Rout Stetson as CBB Followers Predict Again-to-Again NCAA Titles

Jack MurrayMarch 22, 2024

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 22: Donovan Clingan #32 of the Connecticut Huskies dunks the ball during the first half of the game against the Stetson Hatters during the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 22, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

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It was enterprise as normal within the first spherical of the NCAA Division I Males’s Basketball Match for the UConn Huskies.

The defending champions entered the match having gained seven consecutive video games, together with the Large East Championship Sport, and strolled into the match because the No. 1 total seed. That arrange a date with No. 16 seed Stetson College and the Huskies didn’t take their foot off the fuel pedal, exploding for a dominant 91-52 victory to advance to the second spherical.

UConn Males’s Basketball @UConnMBB

First spherical within the books.#MadeForMarch | #MixForSix

NCAA March Insanity @MarchMadnessMBB


The Huskies put up a dominant efficiency towards (16) Stetson, successful 91-52! #MarchMadness

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The Huskies took an enormous 52-19 lead at halftime and managed the massive lead all through the second half towards the Hatters. This was the second-largest halftime lead within the NCAA Match in 20 years:

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

UConn’s 33-point halftime lead is the second-largest NCAA match halftime lead within the final 20 years, per @ESPNStatsInfo. Gonzaga led Fairleigh Dickinson by 36 in 2019.

Regardless of incomes the large lead, head coach Dan Hurley nonetheless noticed room for enchancment from his Huskies.

March Insanity Males’s Basketball TV @MM_MBB_TV

.@UConnMBB with the lead!

Coach Dan Hurley speaks with @tracywolfson after the top of the primary half. ⬇️

Stephon Fort had 14 factors on 6-of-11 taking pictures and 1-of-2 from three-point vary whereas additionally including 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Cam Spencer had 15 factors, 5 rebounds and three assists, Donovan Clingan had 19 factors with eight rebounds and 4 assists and Tristen Newton had 13 factors, eight assists and three rebounds.

UConn Males’s Basketball @UConnMBB

DC throws it down! #MadeForMarch | #MixForSix

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Followers took to social media to hype up the Huskies as repeat candidates.

OutOfSightSports🚀&commerce;️ @OOSSports

New yr, identical vibes for UConn… 😤👀 🐕 #MarchMadness

No Escalators @NoEscalators

Early returns are that UConn is the truth is higher.

Mr. Smith 👑 @BadChoiceMilk

So long as we win by 30 and everybody’s wholesome, I will be comfortable… #UConn

The Silent Cartographer @enby_cat_zaddy

This #UConn sport 😳

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Andre Younger @Yo_Geee

UConn so elite

SBR @SBR_bets

UConn nonetheless having all 5 starters in up 30 with 7 minutes left is hilarious

Jaden Daly @DalyDoseOfHoops

This sport is all however, to cite the late nice Chuck Hearn, within the fridge, however sure individuals (Hurley) will most likely discover fault with one thing in a while. The perfectionism is a fantastic factor generally.#UConn is up 74-42 with 7:15 to go. #BleedBlue

The Driving Kroner @T_nels

UConn diving for free balls with a 37 level lead, no one is thrashing them I am afraid

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epark88 @epark88

Alex Karaban, now taking part in protection along with his ft in addition to his chest. You like to see it.

Let’s go… #MarchMadness#UConn #BleedBlue

The Huskies have handed the primary check, however their subsequent opponent confirmed some toughness in its first spherical matchup.

Connecticut will face Northwestern within the second spherical. The Wildcats took down Florida Atlantic, a crew that reached the Ultimate 4 final season, 77-65 in extra time. The winner will advance to the Candy 16 video games in Boston.

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