Syracuse v/s UConn : An Epic Game of Basketball

March 14th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by GD  

A big tournament, two big teams, knockout stage and basketball equals to a nail-biting game of basketball. This formula was evident in the quarter final match of the Big East tournament between the Syracuse and UConn.

The Madison Square Garden was the venue to one of the historic games of basketball in the University circuit, to be ever played. The game that spanned to length of 3 hours and 46 minutes included the 6 overtimes. Every time the game appeared to be over, it would take a whole new turning. The game that that can be applauded as the ultimate test of endurance and adrenaline will long be remembered in the college basketball lore.

The game finally ended at 1.22 a.m. on Friday, with a final score- Syracuse 127 and the Connecticut Huskies 117. The game that lasted over 3 hours saw Jonny Flynn the leading scorer for the Orange with 34 points and 11 assists logging 67 minutes and eight players being fouled out.

This epic game between the 6th seeded Syracuse and the 3rd seeded UConn demanded more from the players, both emotionally and physically, than any other games played in their career. It game was a three hour roller coaster, topsy- turvy ride, that at times saw the players limping and gasping for air.

This quarter-final in the span of three hours unfolded into and one of the most spectacular shows of human will and stamina in the history of college basketball.

The Big East Commissioner, Mike Tranghese reflected upon the epic game with the following words, “It was the best I’ve ever seen in our tournament. The level of play and the level of competitiveness was extraordinary.”

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