7:00 PM ET, February 2, 2011
XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
No. 17 Syracuse ends four-game losing streak with win over No. 7 UConn
HARTFORD, Conn. -- There are games a team needs to win. There are games teams have to win.Syracuse won a game it had to win.Rick Jackson had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead the 17th-ranked Orange to a 66-58 victory over Connecticut (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) on Wednesday night, avoiding the first five-game losing streak in coach Jim Boeheim's 35 seasons.
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• The Orange avoided their first five-game losing streak since Jim Boeheim took over in 1979.
• Jeremy Lamb led the Huskies with 22 points -- his sixth straight game with more than 10 points. Meanwhile, Kemba Walker was held under 10 points for the first time this season.
• UConn lost for the first time in eight games at the XL Center this season.
• The combined 1,688 wins between Boeheim (848) and Jim Calhoun (840) set the record for the most combined wins by opposing coaches in a Division I game.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-69 (.377)||21-58 (.362)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-15 (.267)||8-23 (.348)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-16 (.625)||8-13 (.615)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|