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Knights can't make history vs. Huskies

Rutgers' bid for its first Big East championship ends in disastrous defeat to UConn

Updated: November 27, 2011, 10:58 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Rutgers had a chance to do something very special on Saturday.

The Scarlet Knights, members of the Big East Conference since 1991, had a chance to finish in first place for the first time.

Sure, they would have had to share the spot with Louisville, and perhaps another school or two as well. And they would have needed lots of tiebreaker help to get the conference's automatic BCS berth. But with a win over 4-6 UConn, Rutgers would have earned the title of champion.

Instead, ...

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