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UConn Triumphs in Nail-Biter: Newton and Spencer Propel Huskies to Big East Final

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In a high-octane battle at Madison Square Garden, the UConn men’s basketball team emerged victorious over St. John’s, securing a 95-90 win in the Big East Tournament semifinal. This victory propels UConn to its first championship game in the tournament since 2011.

Dazzling performances sealed the deal for UConn

Tristen Newton took charge early, dazzling with his scoring prowess. He finished the game with an impressive 25 points, along with nine rebounds and six assists. Newton’s impact was felt throughout the contest.

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Cam Spencer, not to be outdone, sealed the deal for his team. His clutch performance included 20 points, nine assists, and four rebounds. Spencer’s accuracy from beyond the arc (4 of 5) was crucial down the stretch.

The game started with a flurry of baskets as UConn connected on nine of its first 12 shots. The Huskies quickly erased an early 7-0 deficit, fueled by St. John’s standout Daniss Jenkins, who finished with an impressive 27 points. Newton’s heroics gave UConn its first lead, and he continued to dominate, scoring 20 points in the first half alone.

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UConn vs St John turned into an intense affair

The sold-out Madison Square Garden witnessed intense moments. Coach Dan Hurley and the players battled fiercely against St. John’s. A technical foul awarded to Rick Pitino for disputing a call added to the drama. Before play resumed, Hurley himself received a technical for addressing an unruly fan.

Freshman Jaylin Stewart provided a spark off the bench, contributing eight valuable points in the first half. His finishes at the rim helped extend their lead. Despite a late surge from St. John’s, Newton’s free throws ensured a 52-47 lead at halftime.

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UConn’s journey continues as they face Marquette in the Big East Tournament final. The Golden Eagles stand between them and their eighth tournament title. Last season, Marquette knocked them out of the tournament with a narrow 70-68 victory. The stage is set for an epic showdown.

Let the chants of “Let’s go Huskies” echo through the arena as UConn aims to reclaim the championship. Saturday promises a clash of titans, and fans eagerly await the next chapter in this thrilling tournament.

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