Orange Blow Huge Lead But Hang On Against UConn
Fab Melo’s rebound-dunk was the difference in a 71-69 road win over Connecticut as Syracuse again found a way to win.
The second-ranked Orange led by as many as 17 points in the second half, 46-29, before the Huskies stormed back to tie the game at 69-69 with under a minute to play.
On the ensuing possession, Melo cleaned up C.J Fair’s missed jumper giving the seven-foot center 11 points and nine boards on the night. Kris Joseph led Syracuse (29-1, 16-1 Big East) with 21 points and seven rebounds. Dion Waiters added 10 points.
UConn’s Jeremy Lamb led the Huskies scoring attack with 19.
The Orange wrap up the regular season at the Carrier Dome next Saturday against No. 17 Louisville.