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3 takeaways from UConn Basketball's big win over Gonzaga

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1. Great shooting night for the Huskies

Going back to Donovan Clingan's great play, one of the main reasons he was able to play so well was the fact that he had efficient shooters around him. This team is the perfect combination of an elite big man, and great shooters to kick out to once they all crash down on him.

Clingan had three assists in this one, and UConn ended up with 55.8 percent shooting from the field, and a 7-17 night from the three-point line. Cam Spencer did his thing with a 3-6 night, and Tristen Newton tagged in a couple of threes of his own.

While this is not volume that jumps off the stat sheet, playing with this efficiency is going to win this team a lot of basketball games going forward. It also helps that Gonzaga was unable to get the three going, only knocking down two shots from behind the arc all game long. This was just a complete game from UConn for all 40 minutes, with great defensive and offensive efficiency against a top-10 team in a tough environment, this just shows the country how great UConn is going to be this season.

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The Huskies got great showings out of just about everybody, plus they are still waiting for Stephon Castle to get back into his groove. So the Huskies beat a top-10 opponent with ease, and do not even have everything figured out yet. This team will be scary come Big East play, and when March rolls around, this team will have a great opportunity to run it back.