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Syracuse and UConn tipped off Thursday’s Big East Tournament quarterfinals action Thursday.The game is sure to provide plenty of fireworks as three of the last four Big East Tournament meetings between the two squads have gone to overtime.
A six overtime thriller won by Syracuse 127-117 on March 12, 2009 was by far the greatest of them all.
Here are some of the crazy stats and anecdotes from that game, which like today’s game also came during the quarterfinals:
- Syracuse and Uconn combined for 244 points
- The game lasted a whopping 3 hours and 46 minutes
- 6 players scored 20 points or more
- The teams combined for 93 free throw attempts
- 8 players fouled out
- 7 players played at least 50 minutes
- 6 players put up double-doubles
- The game actually looked like it ended on a buzzer beater by Syracuse’s Eric Devendorf in regulation, but the officials checked the replay and realised the clock expired before the ball left Devendorf’s hand
- Only being able to throw out a combination of backups and scrubs, UConn was outscored by 10 in the sixth overtime period
- Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim after the game: “I’ve never been prouder of any team I’ve coached.” Keep in mind he won a national title in 2003
Here are the highlights for your viewing pleasure:
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