Syracuse tops UConn in Thanksgiving thriller

The Syracuse Orange had five players score in double-digits as they held of the UConn Huskies, 79-76, in the semifinal round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas on Thursday afternoon. Syracuse will face Texas A&M in the tournament finals on Friday at 3:00 pm. Highlights, press conference, and more below…Game Spotlights:– Syracuse was led by the senior back court duo of Mike Gbinije and Trevor Cooney who led the Orange scoring with 17 points each. Gbinije also added 7 assists and 6 steals with just one turnover.- Syracuse freshman Tyler Lydon continued his great play on Thanksgiving Day with a 16 point, 12 rebound. Syracuse also got production from another freshman, Malachi Richardson, who scored 14 points and pulled down 6 rebounds.- Syracuse had 5 players log over 30 minutes (Cooney 39, Gbinije 39, Roberson 37, Lydon 35, Richardson 32). DaJuan Coleman started and logged 13 minutes. The only other Orange players that saw the court were Kaleb Joseph for 4 minutes and Frank Howard with 1 minute.- Tyler Roberson was a force in the paint with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots.- BOXSCORE: Syracuse 79, UConn 76 FPost Standard’s game recap at Syracuse.comSlideshow: Best and Worst from Syracuse’s win over UConnPostgame Press Conference w/ Boeheim & Players:Syracuse fans in the Bahamas react:

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