If you will, UConn is a little like Turbo from Breakin' 2: Electric Boogalo while Syracuse is like the burly,.open-shirted construction workers chasing him.
Turbo gets the jump on the construction workers and makes off with their orange (!!!) case, just like how UConn got one over on Syracuse back in early February. But Turbo underestimated the construction worker's desire to catch him and beat the ever-loving snot out of him and he ended up falling down a staircase and eventually letting out one of the wussiest whimpers ever heard. Kinda like what's gonna happen to UConn tonight when Syracuse gets their revenge.
You need subtext? I've got subtext. UConn wants a #1 seed and they can't do that unless they win this game. Syracuse wanted to prove they can hang with the big boys and possibly secure a five seed or even better if they keep winning. The two head coaches, Jimmy B and Jimmy C, have approximately 435,563,223 coaching wins between them (estimate). Oh and neither school, or their fans, really like each other.
Winner takes it all. Loser takes a fall. That's what they say.