College Basketball

Syracuse Takes Down Former Big East Rival UConn

Dec 6, 2017
AP

In the second contest of this year's Jimmy V Classic, Syracuse (7-1, 0-0) hung on against longtime adversary UConn (6-3, 0-0), 72-63,  in the familiar venue of Madison Square Garden. 

These two teams share one of the most tenured rivalries in college basketball, and the Orange entered this contest with a 55-38 all-time record against the Huskies. The Huskies got the better of the Orange in their last meeting, winning 52-50. 

In the rivalry's return to Madison Square Garden, the Orange got one back. 

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