Ian Eagle Had Perfect Final Call of UConn’s Historic NCAA Title Win Over Purdue

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Monday night’s NCAA tournament final between two men’s college basketball heavyweights saw the UConn Huskies deal the knockout blow against the Purdue Boilermakers in a decisive 75-60 victory at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

As the Huskies have done all tournament long, they dominated their top-seeded adversaries in smothering fashion, pulling away with a double-digit lead by the midpoint of the second half. Including their NCAA title win, UConn outscored its opponents by an average of 23.3 points per game this postseason. 

It’s only fitting, then, that the unbeatable crowned kings of the 2024 NCAA tournament received a final call worthy of royalty.

Here’s Ian Eagle on the euphoric fairytale ending for the Huskies:

UConn clinched their second straight national championship against Purdue, becoming the first team to go back-to-back since Florida in 2006 and ‘07. It is the Huskies’ sixth title in school history, as UConn trails only UCLA (11) and Kentucky (8) for the most all-time NCAA men’s championships.

Huskies senior guard Tristen Newton was named the most outstanding player of the tournament and finished with 20 points and 7.0 assists in Monday’s win.

Kristen Wong


Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.