Syracuse Vs. UConn Halftime Score: No. 2 Orange Lead Huskies, 43-34

Senior forward Kris Joseph has tallied a team-best 10 points to help the No. 2-ranked Syracuse Orange earn a 43-34 halftime lead over the Connecticut Huskies in a Big East Conference men's basketball game at the Carrier Dome. The Orange (24-1, 11-1 Big East) are searching for their fifth consecutive victory and extend their home-winning streak to 20 games.

Sophomore center Fab Melo has tallied a game-best eight points and two blocks, while sophomore forward C.J. Fair has tallied four points and collected six rebounds for SU, which trailed 10-5 in the early going but used a 15-3 run to take a 25-15 lead with 8:25 to go in the first half.

Syracuse's senior guard Scoop Jardine has scored six points and dished out three assists.

For UConn, freshman guard Ryan Boatright has tallied a game-best 11 points including two 3-pointers in a late 8-2 run that helped the Huskies trim the SU lead to 32-29 with less than four minutes remaining.

The Huskies trailed 35-32 with 2:12 to play, but a late 8-2 run, which featured a Joseph jumper, steal and assist, helped Syracuse take a nine point lead into the locker room.

For more on this game Syracuse vs. UConn, check back to this StoryStream.

Check out, the SB Nation's blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to discuss everything on the Orange, while the The UConn Blog is all about, well, UConn. Make sure to follow along on Twitter at SBNationNY or JaredSmithCNY, as we're blogging live from the Carrier Dome for Syracuse vs. UConn.

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