12:00 PM ET, March 8, 2012
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
James Southerland key late as Syracuse snaps UConn's postseason win streak
NEW YORK -- Syracuse and Connecticut had another memorable meeting in the Big East tournament.The latest game kept Syracuse's strong season moving toward a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and ended Connecticut's memorable postseason streak.Dion Waiters had 18 points and James Southerland scored all 10 of his points over the final 8 minutes to lead No. 2 Syracuse to a 58-55 victory Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
O'Neil: Syracuse Remarkably Unselfish
Syracuse's greatest strength, its depth, underscores another quality that has the Orange primed for a No. 1 seed and a deep tournament run: they're a remarkably unselfish team, Dana O'Neil writes. Blog
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-64 (.344)||20-52 (.385)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-23 (.261)||3-14 (.214)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-10 (.500)||15-23 (.652)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
The Orange have been squeezing out wins against the Huskies when they clash in the Big East tourney. In the last 10 meetings combined, Syracuse and UConn are separated by just 1 point, with the Huskies holding a 755-754 edge despite the Orange winning 6 of 10.[+]
BIG EAST MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - LAST 10 MEETINGS
Syracuse now has 31 wins this season. That matches the most in school history, set by the 1986-87 team.
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