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Syracuse crushed by Oregon, swept at The Garden (full coverage)

The Syracuse Orange fell in love with the 3-point shot, but the trey did not love the Orange back in an 80-65 loss to the 13th-ranked Oregon Ducks here at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

Although not a good shooting team, Syracuse inexplicably took shot after shot from the 3-point line in Friday’s game. Oregon, which spent most of the game in a 2-3 zone, seemed to invite the Syracuse players to take their chances from 3-point range. The Orange finished the game 5 for 28 from beyond the arc.

The 28 3-pointers were more than Syracuse attempted in any game last season.

The loss completed a disappointing 0-2 trip to New York City for Syracuse, which lost to Connecticut on Thursday night. The Orange, ranked No. 15 in this week’s AP poll, figures to fall out of the rankings next Monday. Read more at Syracuse.com | Box Score

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THURSDAY NIGHT: UCONN 83, SYRACUSE 76

The Syracuse-Connecticut rivalry never disappoints.

Syracuse and UConn, the two former Big East foes now playing in two different conferences, reunited in their old stomping grounds of Madison Square Garden and once again brought back memories of past battles.

The two fan bases filled the Garden and the two teams filled the arena with intensity.

Syracuse trailed by as many as 13 points, but Tyus Battle’s 3-pointer trimmed the margin to 4 with just under four minutes remaining.

However, the Orange’s comeback came up short when UConn’s Alterique Gilbert and Jalen Adams knocked down back-to-back 3s to pave the way to an 83-76 win here on Thursday night.

No. 13 Oregon, No. 15 Syracuse meet in unusual situation
When the 2K Empire bracket was released, it was widely expected that No. 13 Oregon and No. 15 Syracuse were going to face off in the championship game. Come Friday, the nationally ranked teams will play each other, but not in the championship. Instead, the Ducks and Orange will tipoff in the consolation game at 4:30 p.m. ET after both being upset Thursday evening. Read More

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Syracuse and Connecticut renew their rivalry in New York City at the 2K Empire Classic on Thursday, Nov. 15. Tipoff at Madison Square Garden is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and the Watch ESPN app.

Syracuse improved its record to 2-0 with an 84-70 win against Morehead State on Saturday. Junior Tyus Battle scored 18 points in the second half to seal the victory for the Orange. Sophomores Oshae Brissett and Elijah Hughes also had big nights, scoring 17 and 21 points, respectively. Brissett also led the team in rebounds with 12.

‘Cuse is ranked No. 16 in this week’s Associated Press poll and No. 14 in the USA Today/Coaches poll. Read More

ORANGE HOOPS GAME DAY LINKS:

Syracuse vs. UConn preview: Five things to watch (NunesMagician.com)
What channel is Syracuse basketball vs. Connecticut on? TV, live stream, tip time (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse basketball a 9.5-point favorite over UConn (Syracuse.com)
Jim Boeheim’s little notebooks carry a big work schedule (Daily Orange)
Paschal Chukwu shows early improvement in healthy season for Syracuse (Daily Orange)
2K Classic: Scouting reports on Syracuse, Connecticut, Oregon, Iowa (Syracuse.com)
SYRACUSE AT THE MECCA: Top SU men’s basketball moments at MSG (Daily Orange)
SU’s matchup with UConn adds latest chapter to MSG story (LINKS) (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett appears ready to explode (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse basketball recruit Brycen Goodine signs letter of intent (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse basketball recruit Quincy Guerrier signs National Letter of Intent (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse basketball recruit Joe Girard III signs letter of intent to play for Orange (Syracuse.com)
Madison Square Garden remains vital to Syracuse basketball (Syracuse.com)

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