LAS VEGAS (WTNH) — The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team is going to the Elite 8 after beating out the University of Arkansas on Thursday evening.
The team beat the Razorbacks 88 to 65.
Fourth-seeded UConn (28-8) will play No. 3 seed Gonzaga on Saturday for a spot in the Final Four, a stout response to last year’s early exit.
UConn, which has won nine of its past 10 games, shot 57.4% compared to 31.7% for Arkansas. The Huskies dominated inside, outrebounding the Razorbacks 43-31 and outscoring them 42-24 in the lane.
UConn is playing like a team capable of winning its fifth national title and first since 2014. The Huskies have outscored their three March Madness opponents by 62 points.
The Huskies were in Las Vegas for their matchup a few days before UConn’s women’s basketball team has its own Sweet 16 game against Ohio State on Saturday in Seattle.
The video below is from News 8 at 5 p.m. on March 23, 2023.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.