7:00 PM ET, February 10, 2010
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Even without coach Jim Calhoun at the helm, Connecticut gave Syracuse a scare to the end.Wes Johnson and Kris Joseph combined to make six straight free throws in the final 33 seconds and Syracuse (No. 3 ESPN/USA Today, No. 2 AP) held off the game Huskies 72-67 on Wednesday night after squandering a 16-point lead in the second half.
• Syracuse has won seven of its last eight conference home games.
• The Orange have won 40 of their last 43 games vs. unranked teams.
• UConn has lost six of its last seven games vs. ranked teams.
• The Huskies have lost six straight conference road games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Syracuse scored 34 points in the paint. A big reason was the ability of its forwards to get in position around the rim, shooting a combined 13-for-21 on cuts to the basket and post-up plays.
|Cut to basket||7-9||2||17|
|Other plays||4-19||2||11||*Johnson, Jackson, Onuaku, Joseph|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-67 (.388)||23-54 (.426)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-16 (.250)||3-13 (.231)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-17 (.647)||23-28 (.821)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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