Connecticut–Syracuse men's basketball rivalry

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Connecticut–Syracuse men's basketball rivalry
Sport Men's basketball
First meeting 1/27/1956
Syracuse 102, Connecticut 82
Latest meeting 12/5/2017
Syracuse 72, Connecticut 63
Next meeting November 15, 2018
Statistics
Meetings total 94
All-time series Syracuse leads 56–38 (.596)
Current win streak Syracuse, 1 (2017-present)

The Connecticut–Syracuse men's basketball rivalry is an American college basketball rivalry between the Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team of the University of Connecticut and Syracuse Orange men's basketball team of Syracuse University.[1][2] Syracuse leads the all-time series 56–38.

History[edit]

The first game played between the two schools took place on January 27, 1956, in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse won 102–82.[3]

The rivalry peaked while both teams were members of the Big East Conference from 1979 to 2013. The rivalry featured two Hall of Fame coaches, Jim Boeheim and Jim Calhoun. One of the highlights was the historic Big East Tournament quarterfinal game in 2009. The game took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City where Syracuse won 127-117 in a game that went to six overtimes, ending at 1:22 AM.[2]

In November 2015, after the teams met in the Bahamas, both Kevin Ollie and Jim Boeheim expressed interest in renewing the rivalry. Boeheim said, "It was like an NCAA game early in the year, It's a tremendous atmosphere. A tremendous game. It really was. I think there's a reasonable likelihood that we will play Connecticut again someday soon." Ollie said, "It's something that we're definitely looking at, It would be a great thing. It's a great rivalry."[4]

UConn and Syracuse met at the Jimmy V Classic on December 5, 2017.[5]

Game results[edit]

Connecticut victories Syracuse victories
No. Date Location Winner Score Series Notes
UC SU
1 January 27, 1956 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 82 102 Syracuse 1–0
2 January 7, 1957 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 78 79 Syracuse 2–0
3 March 12, 1957 New York, NY Syracuse 76 82 Syracuse 3–0 NCAA First Round
4 March 8, 1958 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 70 75 Syracuse 4–0
5 February 18, 1959 Storrs, CT Syracuse 64 72 Syracuse 5–0
6 February 2, 1960 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 64 65 Syracuse 6–0
7 March 5, 1962 Storrs, CT Syracuse 67 72 Syracuse 7–0
8 March 7, 1963 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 92 74 Syracuse 7–1
9 March 6, 1964 Storrs, CT Syracuse 49 58 Syracuse 8–1
10 December 18, 1965 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 62 87 Syracuse 9–1
11 February 6, 1967 Storrs, CT Syracuse 79 90 Syracuse 10–1
12 January 27, 1968 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 89 84 Syracuse 10–2
13 January 8, 1969 Storrs, CT Connecticut 103 84 Syracuse 10–3
14 February 11, 1970 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 80 101 Syracuse 11–3
15 December 20, 1970 Storrs, CT Syracuse 76 97 Syracuse 12–3
16 February 19, 1972 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 69 98 Syracuse 13–3
17 December 23, 1972 Storrs, CT Syracuse 73 104 Syracuse 14–3
18 January 10, 1974 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 61 60 Syracuse 14–4
19 November 30, 1977 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 61 101 Syracuse 15–4
20 January 13, 1979 New Haven, CT Syracuse 60 74 Syracuse 16–4
21 March 10, 1979 Providence, RI Syracuse 81 89 Syracuse 17–4 NCAA Second Round
22 January 26, 1980 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 89 99 Syracuse 18–4
23 February 29, 1980 Providence, RI Syracuse 61 92 Syracuse 19–4 Big East Tournament
24 January 5, 1981 New Haven, CT Connecticut 78 59 Syracuse 19–5
25 February 14, 1981 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 65 63 Syracuse 19–6
26 January 6, 1982 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 69 72 Syracuse 20–6
27 February 13, 1982 Hartford, CT Syracuse 71 78 Syracuse 21–6
28 February 2, 1983 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 69 89 Syracuse 22–6
29 February 5, 1983 Hartford, CT Connecticut 55 54 Syracuse 22–7
30 January 18, 1984 Hartford, CT Syracuse 68 95 Syracuse 23–7
31 February 18, 1984 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 85 873OT Syracuse 24–7
32 March 8, 1984 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 58 73 Syracuse 25–7
33 January 19, 1985 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 70 68 Syracuse 25–8
34 February 20, 1985 Hartford, CT Connecticut 71 69 Syracuse 25–9
35 January 25, 1986 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 67 80 Syracuse 26–9
36 March 1, 1986 Hartford, CT Syracuse 58 75 Syracuse 27–9
37 January 3, 1987 New Haven, CT Syracuse 71 88 Syracuse 28–9
38 February 7, 1987 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 53 59 Syracuse 29–9
39 January 16, 1988 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 51 50 Syracuse 29–10
40 February 20, 1988 Hartford, CT Syracuse 71 73 Syracuse 30–10
41 January 16, 1989 Hartford, CT Connecticut 68 62 Syracuse 30–11
42 February 28, 1989 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 72 88 Syracuse 31–11
43 January 15, 1990 Hartford, CT Connecticut 70 59 Syracuse 31–12
44 February 10, 1990 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 86 90 Syracuse 32–12
45 March 11, 1990 New York, NY Connecticut 78 75 Syracuse 32–13 Big East Tournament
46 January 16, 1991 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 79 81OT Syracuse 33–13
47 January 28, 1991 Hartford, CT Syracuse 66 68 Syracuse 34–13
48 February 3, 1992 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 83 84 Syracuse 35–13
49 March 4, 1992 Hartford, CT Connecticut 85 78 Syracuse 35–14
50 February 2, 1993 Hartford, CT Syracuse 57 60 Syracuse 36–14
51 February 15, 1993 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 80 76 Syracuse 36–15
52 January 10, 1994 Hartford, CT Connecticut 75 67 Syracuse 36–16
53 February 1, 1994 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 95 108 Syracuse 37–16
54 January 23, 1995 Storrs, CT Connecticut 86 75 Syracuse 37–17
55 February 12, 1995 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 77 70 Syracuse 37–18
56 January 21, 1996 Hartford, CT Connecticut 79 70 Syracuse 37–19
57 March 8, 1996 New York, NY Connecticut 85 67 Syracuse 37–20 Big East Tournament
58 January 26, 1997 Hartford, CT Syracuse 53 65 Syracuse 38–20
59 February 17, 1997 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 66 71OT Syracuse 39–20
60 January 24, 1998 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 63 54 Syracuse 39–21
61 March 7, 1998 New York, NY Connecticut 69 64 Syracuse 39–22 Big East Tournament
62 February 1, 1999 Hartford, CT Syracuse 42 59 Syracuse 40–22
63 February 28, 1999 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 70 58 Syracuse 40–23
64 March 5, 1999 New York, NY Connecticut 71 50 Syracuse 40–24 Big East Tournament
65 January 24, 2000 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 74 88 Syracuse 41–24
66 March 4, 2000 Hartford, CT Connecticut 69 54 Syracuse 41–25
67 February 19, 2001 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 60 65 Syracuse 42–25
68 March 7, 2001 New York, NY Syracuse 75 86 Syracuse 43–25 Big East Tournament
69 February 10, 2003 Hartford, CT Connecticut 75 61 Syracuse 43–26
70 March 14, 2003 New York, NY Connecticut 80 67 Syracuse 43–27 Big East Tournament
71 February 2, 2004 Hartford, CT Connecticut 84 56 Syracuse 43–28
72 March 7, 2004 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 56 67 Syracuse 44–28
73 February 7, 2005 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 74 66 Syracuse 44–29
74 March 5, 2005 Storrs, CT Connecticut 88 70 Syracuse 44–30
75 March 11, 2005 New York, NY Syracuse 63 67 Syracuse 45–30 Big East Tournament
76 January 16, 2006 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 88 80 Syracuse 45–31
77 February 8, 2006 Hartford, CT Connecticut 73 50 Syracuse 45–32
78 March 9, 2006 New York, NY Syracuse 84 86OT Syracuse 46–32 Big East Tournament
79 February 5, 2007 Storrs, CT Connecticut 67 60 Syracuse 46–33
80 February 17, 2007 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 63 73 Syracuse 47–33
81 March 7, 2007 New York, NY Syracuse 65 78 Syracuse 48–33 Big East Tournament
82 February 6, 2008 Syracuse, NY Connecticut 63 61 Syracuse 48–34
83 February 11, 2009 Storrs, CT Connecticut 63 49 Syracuse 48–35
84 March 12, 2009 New York, NY Syracuse 117 1276OT Syracuse 49–35 Big East Tournament
85 February 10, 2010 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 67 72 Syracuse 50–35
86 February 2, 2011 Hartford, CT Syracuse 58 66 Syracuse 51–35
87 March 11, 2011 New York, NY Connecticut 76OT 71 Syracuse 51–36 Big East Tournament
88 February 11, 2012 Syracuse, NY Syracuse 67 85 Syracuse 52–36
89 February 25, 2012 Storrs, CT Syracuse 69 71 Syracuse 53–36
90 March 8, 2012 New York, NY Syracuse 55 58 Syracuse 54–36 Big East Tournament
91 February 13, 2013 Hartford, CT Connecticut 66 58 Syracuse 54–37
92 November 26, 2015 Nassau, Bahamas Syracuse 76 79 Syracuse 55–37 Battle 4 Atlantis
93 December 5, 2016 New York, NY Connecticut 52 50 Syracuse 55–38 Tire Pro Classic
94 December 5, 2017 New York, NY Syracuse 63 72 Syracuse 56–38 Jimmy V Classic

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