The No. 1 ranked UConn Huskies men’s basketball team extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 71-62 victory over the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday night. The game took place at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Donovan Clingan, who had missed several games earlier in the season due to a foot injury, played a crucial role in the victory, scoring 18 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. The win puts UConn in a comfortable position in the Big East Conference standings, with a 2-game lead over their closest rivals.
Butler aims for a statement win
The Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball team were hoping to add a significant victory to their NCAA Tournament resume when they visited the top-ranked UConn Huskies. The game was deemed crucial for Butler’s chances of making it to the tournament. Unfortunately, they were unable to overcome the dominant UConn team and suffered a 9-point defeat. Despite the loss, Butler has been on an impressive run as of late and had recently secured a win against Creighton on the road.
UConn maintains their winning streak
- Donovan Clingan leads UConn to their 11th consecutive win
- Clingan scores 18 points and secures 14 rebounds
- The victory gives UConn a 2-game lead in the Big East Conference standings
“We knew this would be a tough matchup against a hot Butler team, but our players showed resilience and executed our game plan effectively,” said UConn head coach.
UConn’s win against Butler on Tuesday adds to their impressive season record of 20 wins and just 2 losses. Their last game prior to this was a 77-64 victory over St. John’s, led by standout player Cam Spencer who scored 23 points in that game. The team has been consistently performing well and is currently the top-ranked team in college basketball.
As UConn returns home for their next game, they will be looking to maintain their momentum and continue their winning streak. Butler, on the other hand, will need to regroup and refocus in order to secure the wins they need to enhance their NCAA Tournament chances.