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#pounditTuesday, April 16, 2024

UConn’s insane run against Illinois had fans in a frenzy

UConn fan looking shocked after huge Huskies run against Illinois

The UConn Huskies on Saturday went on a scoring rampage of epic proportions to secure their spot in the Final Four.

UConn shredded Illinois 77-52 to win their Elite Eight matchup at TD Garden in Boston, Mass. The Huskies buried the Fighting Illini with a 30-0 run midway through the second half.

Illinois forward Marcus Domask’s jumper at the 1:51 mark of the first half tied the game at 23. UConn then went on to hold Illinois scoreless for nearly 10 minutes of game action.

The ridiculous run left fans — both in the crowd and on social media — in complete disbelief.

What made UConn’s lopsided win even more impressive was their own poor shooting from outside. The Huskies shot just 3/17 from distance in a game that turned out to be completely one-sided.

UConn center Donovan Clingan led all scorers with 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Clingan’s rim protection anchored a Huskies defense that limited the Fighting Illini to 25.4% shooting.

The defending champions have been the definition of dominant this postseason. The Huskies have held a 30-point lead in all four of their 2024 NCAA Tournament wins. UConn has won each of its last 10 March Madness games by double figures.

The Huskies have so far complied with head coach Dan Hurley’s request to crush the spirit of any opponent they face.


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