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UConn romps back into Final Four with blowout of Illinois

BOSTON -- Late in the first half of Saturday's East regional final between UConn and Illinois, the Huskies' dominant march toward back-to-back national championships seemed in danger. Not just their streak of double-digit wins, but staying alive in the NCAA tournament.

The Fighting Illini had fought back from an early deficit to tie the score with 1:49 left until halftime.

Less than eight minutes of game action later, UConn led by 30.

The Huskies ran off 30 straight points, an onslaught not seen this late in the NCAA tournament in recent memory, en route to a 77-52 victory to advance to their second straight Final Four.