Rivalry Rant By: Tom Nappi
On Saturday Feb 25th 2012
#2 Syracuse - 71 UCONN - 69
Going into the 2nd half Syracuse had a 43-29, U Conn outscored Cuse 40-28 in 2nd half.
:51 seconds left in the half Andre Drummond made a tip shot to tie up the game. Fab Melo put Syracuse ahead with :25 seconds left with a dunk and Cuse never looked back as they won the Big east title. Cuse 29-1 on the season, now last time these 2 teams met on Feb 11th it was Cuse running away with the game but usually when it's Syracuse playing Uconn you have an absolutely amazing basketball game.
Uconn and Syracuse Basketball is one of the most underrated great rivalries in Sports.
2010-11 season when these 2 teams met, they split Syracuse won 66-58 and then Uconn upset Cuse at Big East tournament 76-71 in overtime.
2009-10 season Syracuse beat Uconn 72-67
2008-09 season early February Uconn killed Cuse 63-49, and then 31 days later on March 11th 2009 the most epic game ever, I will never forget it Cuse gets the upset 127-117 victory in 6 over times.... i repeat 6 overtimes.
After the 6 overtime game this rivalry really started gaining its recognition as always a great basketball game but even in 2007 the closeness of the Syracuse-Uconn Rivalry was still in existence.
2007-2008 season Uconn beat Syracuse 63-61,
2006-2007 Uconn wins game 1 67-60 Cuse wins game 2 73-63, and Cuse gets game 3 78-65,
2005-2006 they met 3 times Cuse took game 1 88-80, and Cuse won game 2 73-50 but game 3 goes into overtime and Cuse takes it 86-84.
2004-2005 they met 3 times again with in a 35 day span. Uconn wins first 2, 74-66, 88-70 but Cuse wins the big east tournament game 67-63.
2003-2004 game 1 monday feb 2nd 2004 Uconn pounds Cuse 84-56, 35 days later March 7 2004 Cuse beats Uconn 67-56.
2002-2003 Uconn gets both games, that was the big Uconn championship year but still cuse keeps it close 75-61, 80-67.
2001-2002 they did not play each other, but you look at the 10 year span of games between Uconn and Syracuse and how they went back and forth and 1 day Cuse or Uconn could crush the other and then just 30 days later they could play a 6 overtime game or it could be a buzzer beater to win it.
And it came to me Saturday Night, it's rivalries like Syracuse and Uconn people love sports, Sports is one of the most unpredictable things in life and it's rivalries like Uconn and Syracuse that just make it amazing entertainment.
Screw the Oscar winning movies or the Grammy winning musicians, why would you want to watch them over Syracuse and Uconn and if your a fan of one of those teams your heart is in your throat every time one meets the other.
Top Rivalries in sports Sox-Yankees, Lakers-Celtics, Giants-Dodgers, Patriots-Jets, Bruins-Canadians, Packers-Bears and add Syracuse and Uconn to the list as one of the most unbelievable rivalries in sports, this is why people love sports and more-so college sports for games or match ups like Syracuse and Uconn. You think about it from a college perspective as well their is usually major turnover every year at big universities in basketball because Cuse and Uconn are 2 of the top teams for NBA players. That makes the fact they have been going back and forth the past 10 years even more amazing.
THIS WEEK ON SPORTS BLAST WE DISCUSS IS SYRACUSE AND UCONN GREATEST RIVALRY IN SPORTS EVER!!!
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The NBA reached a tentative agreement this season to officially end the NBA Lockout there will be a 66 game season starting Christmas Day. The Boston Celtics will play the New York Knicks in their first game of the year on Christmas Day.
Women's Basketball Sunday November 27th:
Boston College - 68 Bryant - 42
Women's Ice Hockey Sunday November 27th:
B.C. - 3 Brown - 1
Men's Basketball Sunday November 27th:
Boston College - 57 New Mexico - 75
Men's Basketball Friday November 25th:
BC - 66 U.C. Riverside - 62
UConn Women's Basketball Sunday November 27th:
UConn - 78 Drayton - 38
UConn Soccer Sunday November 27th:
UConn - 3 JMU - 0
UConn Basketball Friday November 25th:
#4 Uconn - 63 UCF - 68
Mens Basketball November 25th 2011
#20 Florida State University - 41 Harvard - 46
Mens Basketball November 26th 2011
Harvard - 59 UCF - 49
Friday November 25th: Detroit - 3 Bruins - 2 Shootout
Saturday November 26th: Bruins - 4 Winnipeg - 2
(Chris Kelley, 2 Goals)
NCAAW Ole Miss - 72 UMASS - 67
Men's Hockey: Quinnipiac - 4 UMASS - 2
NCAA Bball UMASS - 61 Charleston College - 85
Hockey 11/26/2011 B.U. - 3 Cornell - 1
NCAAB 11/27/2011 B.U. - 68 Hofstra - 61
NCAAW 11/26/2011 B.U. - 71 URI - 44
NCAAW Hockey B.U. - 1 Cornell - 7
Green Bay Packers - 27 Detroit Lions - 15
Miami Dolphins - 19 Dallas Cowboys - 20
S.F. 49ers - 6 Baltimore Ravens - 16
Minnesota Vikings - 14 Atlanta Falcons - 24
Cleveland Browns - 20 Cincinnati Bengals - 23
Tampa Bay Bucs - 17 Tennessee Titans - 23
Carolina Panthers - 23 Indianapolis Colts - 19
Arizona Cardinals - 23 St. Louis Rams - 20
Houston Texans - 20 Jacksonville Jaguars - 13
Chicago Bears - 20 Oakland Raiders - 25
Washington Redskins - 23 Seattle Seahawks - 17
New England Patriots - 38 Philadelphia Eagles - 20
New York Jets - 28 Buffalo Bills - 24
Denver Broncos - 16 S.D. Chargers - 13 O.T.
High School Football Playoff Match-ups November 29th 2011
Concord Carlisle (11-0) VS Holliston (10-1) 7:30pm Lowell H.S.
Millis-Hopedale (10-1) VS Mashpee (11-0) 7:30pm Taunton H.S.
Nipmuc (7-4) VS Northbridge (6-5) 5:15pm Foley Stadium
Narragansett H.S. (11-0) VS Clinton (5-6) 5:15pm Oakmont Regional
Leicester (7-4) VS Bartlett (7-4) 5:15pm Lunenburg High School
Assabet (10-1) VS Littleton (5-6) 7:45pm Lunenburg H.S.
Valley Tech (9-2) VS Bay Path (9-2) 5:15pm Wachusett H.S.
St. Johns (7-4) VS Shrewsbury (5-6) 7:45pm Foley Stadium
Leominster (8-3) VS Fitchburg (6-5) 7:45pm Doyle Field
Gardner (11-0) VS Holy Name (7-4) 5:15pm Doyle Field
Nashoba (11-0) VS Shepherd Hill (8-3) 7:45pm Wachusett Regional H.S.
Auburn (10-1) VS Groton-Dunstable (6-5) 7:45pm Auburn H.S.
Hudson (8-3) VS Oakmont (7-4) 7:45pm Oakmont Regional H.S.
Grafton (7-4) VS Southbridge (7-4) 5:15pm Auburn H.S.
Chelmsford VS B.C. High 5:15pm Lowell H.S.
New Bedford VS Needham 7:30pm Weymouth H.S.
Everett VS Lynn English 7:30pm Manning Field
Lynn Barnstable VS Lincoln-Sudbury 5:15pm Taunton H.S.
Tewksbury VS Reading 7:30pm Reading H.S.
King Phillip VS Duxbury 5:15pm Weymouth H.S.
Marblehead VS Wakefield 5:15pm Manning Field
Lynn Walpole VS Dennis-Yarmouth 7:30pm Bridgewater-Raynham H.S.
Oliver Ames VS Pembroke 7:30pm Franklin H.S.
Newburyport VS Hamilton-Wenham 7:30pm Andover H.S.
Bishop Feehan VS Bourne 5:15pm Bridgewater-Raynham H.S.
Cardinal Spellman VS Shawsheen 5:15pm Andover H.S.
Cathedral VS Chelsea 5:15pm Reading H.S.
East Boston VS Blue Hills 5:15pm Franklin H.S.
Latin Academy VS Nantucket TBD
In High School Football Hockomock play
Oliver Ames downs Stoughton 24-14
Sharon Over Foxborough 21-7
Attleboro over Franklin 21-14
North Attleborough upsets the 4th ranked team in the state Mansfield 18-15.
In Tri-valley Large play Hopkinton all over Westwood 42-13
Dover-Sherborn crushes Ashland 47-19.
In Non-League Play Norton lost at Holliston 48-28
Leominster crushes Marlborough 25-7
Medway destroys Bellingham 40-20
Millis/Hopedale is 9 and 1 after beating Medfield 21-13. Jim Perkins had a pair of rushing touchdowns and a 56 yard touchdown reception was credited to Ian Strom in the 2nd quarter.
Millis/Hopedale has already clinched a playoff spot, they will battle they will battle Mashpee in the first round after Mashpee took down East Bridgewater 16-6 on Friday.
Jonathan Papelbon has agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies close to 4 years and 50 million dollars with additional benefits that could take the deal close to $60 Million.
In the opening games of NCAA basketball
Northeastern Huskies took down Boston University in Overtime 82-74
Harvard over MIT 76-49,
Duke hung on to beat Belmont 77-76
Uconn over Columbia 70-57
In the first ever Carrier classic North Carolina took down Michigan State 67-55 on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson in Coronado, California, which was site of the burial of Osama Bin Laden's burial after he was killed by navy seals.
The New England Patriots take on the New York Jets in the Meadowlands this sunday at 8pm on Sunday Night Football