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Connecticut - Syracuse Preview

Syracuse students agree: Few things finer than beating UConn in MSG.
Few games create the excitement on the schedule than seeing Connecticut. You know the history. You know the rivalry. Now it's time to play again. After Syracuse's surprising run in the Battle 4 Atlantis last season, where Syracuse beat UConn on Thanksgiving, we turn to this year. The game is in the Garden. I'll wait here while you look up Youtube clips from 2009. Anyway, Syracuse had a bit of a tune up against North Florida. Now comes a Blue Blood. UConn is led by sophomore Jalen Adams, who is their leading scorer. If Syracuse can find a way to shut him down, that will go a long way in beating the Huskies. They do start a veteran 7' center in Amida Brimah. So this should be a fun battle, watching DaJuan Coleman battle it out down low. If Syracuse can rebound and earn transition baskets by turning over UConn, specifically freshman Christian Vital, it should be a fun night. If UConn gets hot and Syracuse doesn't rotate in the Zone though, we'll be miserable at work. And I'll have a UConn fan at my desk tomorrow giving me the business. That is unacceptable. However, while Syracuse does have 2 losses, they are against quality opponents. UConn has lost to Wagner and Northeastern. Uhhhh... what? I just think despite Syracuse's flaws, the talent should win the day. And I think Syracuse is a little more talented right now. I'll take the Orange over the Connecticut UConn Huskies by 9. This game is available nationally on ESPN 2 / WatchESPN at 7:00pm. Both John and I are in the home office. Should be a fun one. UConn... U SUCK!

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