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UConn tops Alabama for berth in males’s basketball nationwide championship

The UConn Huskies earned a shot at back-to-back men’s basketball national championships on Saturday with an 86-72 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Huskies’ starting lineup was in double figures in scoring and the team shot an impressive 50% from the field to remind the nation why they were the defending champs. The Huskies

UConn tops Alabama for berth in males’s basketball nationwide championship

The UConn Huskies earned a shot at back-to-back males’s basketball nationwide championships on Saturday with an 86-72 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The Huskies’ beginning lineup was in double figures in scoring and the group shot a powerful 50% from the sector to remind the nation why they have been the defending champs. The Huskies had a four-point lead at half time however busted the sport open within the second half, outscoring the Crimson Tide by 10 factors.

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Donovan Clingan dunks

UConn heart Donovan Clingan dunks in opposition to Alabama through the Ultimate 4 sport, Saturday, April 6, 2024, in Glendale, Arizona. (AP Photograph/Brynn Anderson)

Stephon Fort led the Huskies with 21 factors and 5 rebounds. UConn additionally obtained an enormous sport from Donovan Clingan. He had 18 factors, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks. 

Clingan made it a 10-point sport with 5:10 left to go along with a lay-up.

Alabama’s Mark Sears did nearly every little thing he might to maintain the Crimson Tide within the sport. He had 24 factors, 5 rebounds and three assists. Grant Nelson added 19 factors and 15 rebounds.

However Dan Hurley’s group was simply an excessive amount of.

Nick Pringle dives for the ball

Alabama ahead Nick Pringle battles for a free ball in opposition to UConn through the NCAA school sport on the Ultimate 4, Saturday, April 6, 2024, in Glendale. (AP Photograph/David J. Phillip)

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After Sears made a 3-pointer with 2:54 left within the sport to chop the deficit to eight, Clingan dunked twice and Tristen Newton hit a 3-pointer Earlier than Alabama knew it, UConn’s lead with as much as 15 with 1:07 left within the sport.

Got here Spencer put the ending touches on the sport with a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left.

It was all she wrote for Alabama.

Dan Hurley hugs Alex Karaban

UConn head coach Dan Hurley embraces ahead Alex Karaban through the Alabama sport on the Ultimate 4, Saturday, April 6, 2024. (AP Photograph/Brynn Anderson)

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UConn will now play Purdue for the nationwide championship. The Boilermakers received their sport in opposition to N.C. State earlier within the day.

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Ryan Gaydos is a senior editor for Fox Information Digital.

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