UConn on to the national championship with victory over Miami
HOUSTON, TX/ STORRS, CT (WFSB) - UConn is on to the national championship with a 72-59 win over Miami.
Center Adama Sanogo led the way for the Huskies with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks. He shot 9 for 11.
Shooting guard Jordan Hawkins had 13 points for UConn. He shot 42-percent from three point range.
It was UConn’s fifth win in the tournament. They have won every game by double digits.
The Huskies will play the San Diego Aztecs Monday night at 9:20 p.m. on Channel 3/CBS.
Shooting guard Jordan Hawkins started the game for the Huskies. He did not practice Friday due to illness.
Excited fans sent off the team from their hotel:
They arrived at NRG Stadium around 7 p.m.
Fans in Houston and Storrs are getting ready for the big game.
Local sports bars and watch parties are expected to be filled with UConn fans.
One of the biggest watch parties will be at Gampel. General admission tickets for the event are already sold out.
“It’s gonna be crazy. You’re going to feel the ground shake. Once we win it’s gonna be crazy and we’re definitely gonna win,” said Sahil Gandhi, UConn freshman.
Sahil thinks UConn will win 83-77.
Students are expected to be let into Gampel around 7 p.m.
UConn officials have also upped security on campus.
The team hasn’t won a national championship since 2014.
“You can go out and do something with your friends, the game’s on, and it’s your home team pretty much playing out here. Feels like we’re playing out there,” says Adam Peter a UConn student.
You can watch Saturday’s UConn game only on Channel 3. The game begins at 9:16 p.m. ET
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