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UConn advances to Big East Tournament final after 2-0 win over Creighton

UConn silences its critics with a solid win over the second-seeded team in the league.

UConn baseball continues its hot streak with a 2-0 win over the Creighton Blue Jays, advancing to the Big East Tournament finals.

On Sunday, the Huskies will take on the winner of the Xavier vs. Creighton game taking place later on Saturday. In this double-elimination tournament, UConn’s opponent will need to win two straight against the Huskies, while UConn (32-16) needs to win just one to claim the tournament crown.

UConn ace Ben Casparius (8-4) pitched a gem, giving up just three hits and striking out 13 in seven innings. Caleb Wurster earned his eighth save of the season with 1.1 innings of scoreless work while Justin Willis got two outs in relief as well.

Offensively, the Huskies were held back by a strong Creighton defensive effort but got two runs on the strength of eight hits, led by two from 3B Chris Brown. Big East Player of the Year Kyler Fedko knocked in both runs, one with a solo opposite-field home run in the 4th and the other with a sacrifice fly in the 5th.

Creighton and Xaiver will play Saturday at 4 p.m. for the right to try to beat UConn twice for the Big East Tournament title. UConn’s next game will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday and be televised on FS2.