Despite a furious second half rally, the Syracuse Orange held off the UConn Huskies 71-69 on Saturday night in a hard-earned road win.
'Cuse held a 43-29 advantage at the half before the defending champion Huskies roared back to tie the game at 69-69 with less than a minute remaining. Fab Melo's dunk with 25 seconds left put the Orange up 71-69 and helped his team secure its eighth consecutive win.
With the win, Syracuse now stands at 16-1 in conference play and 29-1 overall. The Huskies slip to 7-9 in the Big East and 17-11 on the season.
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