UConn repeats as National Champions beating Purdue 75-60

The University of Connecticut Huskies won their second consecutive NCAA Championship by beating the Purdue Boilermakers 75 to 60. The Huskies are the first team to repeat as champions since the Florida Gators in 2006 and 2007.

UConn won their six tournament games by of average margin of 23 points per game. This is the Huskies sixth national championship in their program. 

Tristen Newton led UConn with 20 points and seven assists, named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. Stephon Castle had 15 points, Cam Spencer tallied 11 points and eight rebounds, and Donovan Clingan had 11 points and five rebounds. UConn guards outscore Purdue guards 46 to 17. 

Purdue Center Zach Edey had 37 points and 10 rebounds. The Boilermakers scoring other that Edey was Braden Smith with 12 points. Purdue’s offense really struggled and besides Edey and Smith the others scored more than five points. They got just two points off the bench from four players.

“This whole season for us is going to come down to the bench. My best teams always have that depth. You saw how fresh we were in March last year because of the depth.” “I just think that our starting five is going to be as good as anyone’s. It’s “can we get the bench?’”

Can UConn be a dynasty and is Dan Hurley one of the elite coaches in college basketball? Can we put the Huskies as a blue blood of college basketball? With six national championships you can consider to become one of college basketball elites. 

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