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Monday / December 18.
  • Syracuse Wins One for the Ages; Locals Help West Virginia Upset Pitt

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    SYRACUSE-UCONN HIGHLIGHTS

    JIM BOEHEIM / JIM CALHOUN PRESS CONFERENCE

    NEW YORK (AP) — Syracuse and Connecticut played a game for the ages Thursday night and into early Friday. When it was over, everybody in Madison Square Garden was exhausted and, except for the losing team, exhilarated.

    Telling someone that No. 18 Syracuse beat No. 3 Connecticut 127-117 in six overtimes in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament is equivalent to saying there’s a star in the sky.

    There’s more, so much more.

    “I’ve got no words,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said when asked to describe the second-longest Division I game ever. “I’ve never been prouder of any team I’ve coached.”

    Read the full story here.

    In Friday’s semifinals, Syracuse will play West Virginia, which upset Pitt behind tremendous play from local players Devin Ebanks and Da’Sean Butler. Read about it here.

    COACHES VS. CANCER CLASSIC

    And speaking of Syracuse, the Orange, North Carolina, California and Ohio State will tipoff next season in the 2009 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden.

    The 2009 tournament will include a 12-team field with games at four regional sites (Syracuse, North Carolina, California and Ohio State) between November 9-13. Championship Round games will be played on November 19 & 20.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.