The Syracuse Orange may be glad that their yearly matchups with the Connecticut Huskies are over for now. In the final meeting between the two teams as members of the Big East, UConn shocked 'Cuse in a 66-58 upset victory.
Syracuse never rebounded from a poor first half and watched the Huskies pull away at the end of the game to secure the victory. The Orange played an overall poor game, but they especially struggled from behind the arc, where they shot a miserable 17.4 percent.
UConn was led by its backcourt of Omar Calhoun, Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier. The trio combined for 42 total points.
'Cuse falls 20-4 on the season and drops into a three-way tie with Marquette and Georgetown for first place in the Big East with a conference record of 8-3.
This is not the way that head coach Jim Boeheim and his team hoped to head into the stretch run to close out the year. Moving on, there are several things that must be fixed in order for this team to have a shot at a national title.
Though many things in the game against Connecticut were negative for the Orange, there did happen to be a few positives as well.
Let's take a look at 10 things we learned about Syracuse in the defeat at UConn.