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Syracuse University

February 7, 2005

Day trip to watch Syracuse University vs UCONN

UCONN 74 Syracuse 66

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – #8/7 Syracuse’s (21-3, 8-2) 16-game home winning streak came to end Monday night at the Carrier Dome as the Orange lost to the #19/14 Connecticut Huskies (15-5, 7-3 BIG EAST), 74-66.

Hakim Warrick led the Orange with 16 points and seven rebounds. The Orange had won all 14 home games this season. The last time Syracuse lost in the Carrier Dome was Feb. 16, 2004 to Notre Dame.

After leading by just one, 37-36, at the half, an 11-6 run by Connecticut in the opening five minutes of the second stanza put the Huskies ahead by seven, 49-42. Eight unanswered points by the Orange, including four by Gerry McNamara, gave Syracuse a one-point advantage, 50-49, at the 13:24 mark.

With the Orange leading by two, 53-51, with 11:44 remaining, Warrick received his fourth foul of the night, and was sent to the bench. Syracuse increased its lead to five, 61-56, with 8:10 remaining before the Huskies scored five-straight points. Warrick re-entered the SU lineup at the 6:04 mark with the score tied, 61-61.

Back-to-back layups by Marcus Williams and Charlie Villanueva put Connecticut up four but SU answered on a jumper by Billy Edelin and a layin by Josh Pace, tying the game at 65-65 with 3:06 left.

Pace had 14 points and six rebounds for the Orange, while Terrence Roberts had 12 points and five rebounds before fouling out. McNamara had nine points and six assists.

Charlie Villanueva led Connecticut with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Rudy Gay added 18 points, and Marcus Williams had nine points and six assists.

Syracuse travels to Villanova on Saturday, February 12 for a 12:00 game against the Wildcats.

Total Mileage: 146 Miles

Total Miles Travelled:
202,691 Miles!

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