UConn raced out to a 13-4 lead and after surrending the lead once in the first half, the Huskies never looked back. They led 38-32 at the break and led by as many as 13 in the second half. Senior forward Eric Cobb, who averaged 1.7 points and 2.7 rebounds last season, had a huge game for the Huskies, notching 13 points and 13 rebounds. “It’s just a step forward from last year,” Cobb said. “We’re just trying to get the program back to where it used to be.” Said Hurley of Cobb: “Eric ’s a guy who can really catapult this year into some real things professionally and he certainly looked the part tonight.”
Dan Hurley is just a little fired up as his team takes a 38-32 halftime lead on Syracuse. pic.twitter.com/EWxV3LbmM6— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 16, 2018
Syracuse closed to within 70-66 on a Battle 3-pointer with 3:43 remaining. But after Battle missed another jumper, Gilbert drained a three that extended UConn’s lead to 73-66. Adams then drained another three from the left side to ice the game and give UConn a 76-66 lead. After Syracuse closed to within 76-71, Smith drained two free throws with 52.3 seconds left to make it 78-71. Gilbert added two more from the stripe for an 81-74 lead.
Syracuse misspelled Buddy Boeheim’s last name. How in the world does that happen? pic.twitter.com/tFwVJXa99j— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 16, 2018