Syracuse takes on UConn in Hartford for the last time in the Big East. Let's make it count.
The Connecticut Huskies. We Syracuse Orange have had quite a few battles with these guys over the years. This one will be the last in Hartford as Big East foes and, until they're eventually invited into the ACC, will be the last one here for a while. Let's make it count.
Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: XL Center, Hartford, CT
TV: ESPN/ESPN3 (subject to ESPN3 blackout in Eastern third of USA)
Announcers: Brent Musburger & Jimmy Dykes (keep Juli Boeheim away from here)
Radio: Syracuse IMG Network/WAER 88.3/WTKW 99.5 FM/ESPN 97.7 FM/Sirius 112/XM 197
Records: Syracuse 20-3 (8-2), UConn 16-6 (6-4)
Rankings: Syracuse No. 6/7, UConn (UNR)
UConn's Last Game: The Huskies didn't let a late deficit stop them from coming back to top Seton Hall, 78-67, on the road.
Series: 90 games, Syracuse leads 54-36.
Current Streak: 3, Syracuse.
Boeheim's Record Vs: 40-32
Last Game: The Orange eliminated the Huskies in the Big East Quarterfinals with a 58-55 victory. Dion Waiters led the Orange with 18 points and James Southerland hit some critical three's to ice the win. The win completed a three-game sweep by SU in 2012.
UConn Last Year: The Huskies finished Jim Calhoun's final season with a 20-14 record (8-10 in BE). They lose in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament as a 9-seed to 8-seed Iowa State.
UConn Coach - Kevin Ollie (1st): Ollie had the unenviable task of replacing Jim Calhoun and taking over a program that entered the season in disarray over violations, transfers and a post-season ban. He's done a pretty good job, unfortunately for us, ensuring that the team will have a winning season in spite of everything.
"Fear Me, I've Killed Hundreds Of Timelords": Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright do much of the scoring for the Huskies from up-top. The two guards average a combined 33 PPG and do a decent amount of work from beyond the arc. Guard Omar Calhoun and F DeAndre Daniels can hold their own as well.
Fun Fact: UConn will be without the services of backup center Enosch Wolf, who has been suspended indefinitely after allegedly assaulting a woman.
Unexciting Reason To Watch: It's not "real" UConn. It's like wrestling against Fake Diesel after Kevin Nash left the WWF for WCW.
Exciting Reason To Watch: It's still Syracuse vs. UConn. On ESPN. In Hartford. In the Big East.
UConn Blog: The UConn Blog (duh)
Tweeterers Worth Following: @TheUConnBlog, @DesmondConner