A decade ago in the desert, UConn and Gonzaga made the leap
Connecticut was the program that couldn't quite get over the hump. Gonzaga was the program known for John Stockton but not much else.
Everything changed on March 20, 1999.
In a Phoenix arena nearly a decade ago, two programs were elevated to a level unprecedented for their universities. Behind 21 points from Richard Hamilton and a double-double from Kevin Freeman, Connecticut beat 10th-seeded Gonzaga, 67-62, in a thrilling 1999 Elite Eight matchup that sent the Huskies to ...
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