Size Matters: UConn’s Clingan Dominates Illini in Elite Eight Blowout 

At no point during the 77-52 loss on Saturday night in Elite Eight round was Illinois able to handle Connecticut 7-foot-2 center Donovan Clingan’s presence in the paint. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

March 30, 2024

BOSTON — Almost immediately into this NCAA Tournament East Regional Final, everybody on the Illinois bench had the Captain Ahab realization that dealing with Connecticut center Donovan Clingan was going to require a bigger boat. 

The defending national champions rode its 7-foot-2 mammoth frontcourt presence on both ends of the floor to a dominating 77-52 victory over the . . .

 

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