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The best game ever?

March 13, 2009

I’ve already heard all the buzz about the Syracuse/UConn game in the Big East tourney being the perhaps the greatest basketball ever played.

Is that justified?

It’s certainly the longest game I’ve ever watched, and it was very exciting to see. However, should it really be referred to a s the greatest game ever played?

No.

For those of you living under a rock, it took six overtimes before the Orange were finally able to put the Huskies away by a score of 127-117. Syracuse sophomore Jonny Flynn led all scorers with 34 points on 9-25 shooting. However, Flynn was 16-16 from the foul line.

Senior guard A.J. Price led the Huskies with 33 points.

Despite the loss, three UConn players (juniors Hasheem Thabeet (19, 16) and Stanley Robinson (28, 14), and senior Jeff Adrien(12, 15)) notched double-doubles (points and rebounds, in this case).

But anyway, in terms of history, this is where it stands:

Trailing only the Dec. 1981 game that went to seven overtimes between Cincinnati and Bradley in length of playing time, this game was full of back and forth action.

I enjoyed the ride, as did basically anyone who watched the game.

If you didn’t, check your pulse, you’re probably dead…or dying.

-Haas

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