Before the season, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim veered from form and praised his team and its depth. After the Orange started the year inside the top 20 and posted three commanding victories, Boeheim looked like a sage. Since a commanding 101-59 win over South Carolina State, Syracuse has hit a wall.
Syracuse vs. UConn: The Orange lost a tough battle to the Huskies that would come down to the wire in the Tire Pro Classic in Madison Square Garden, 52-50. Andrew White III led Cuse with 14 points while DaJuan Coleman had 10 points and 15 rebounds.
Connecticut and Syracuse supplied plenty of great moments over the years at Madison Square Garden as members of the Big East. Christian Vital made two free throws with 2.2 seconds to play to give Connecticut of the American Athletic Conference a 52-50 victory over Syracuse of the Atlantic Coast Conference