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4. Donovan Clingan's return for UConn

The UConn Huskies are still the indisputable best team in the nation, and they kept that going with wins over Creighton and Villanova. While that win against the Wildcats was a game too close for comfort, they still have kept winning after their loss to Seton Hall back before Christmas. However, the loss was not the only problem they faced, they also lost their star center Donovan Clingan to injury in that game.

Clingan made his triumphant return against the Creighton Blue Jays where he played 15 minutes and put up six points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks. His minutes increased to 24 against Villanova where he put up similar numbers on better efficiency, but it is still going to be some time before he returns to 100 percent for this team.

The depth of this team has continued to step up though even when he is hurt, and 24 minutes goes down as the fourth-highest amount of minutes he has played in a game this season. Huskies fans just have to continue to hope he stays healthy the rest of the way, because with him in the lineup they become near unstoppable in this great conference. As they look to defend their title as National Champions, the health of one of your best players is crucial, so however this team has to manage his usage, they will need to do whatever it takes to keep him on the floor.