CoverItLive: No. 3 Syracuse v. UConn

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIFebruary 10, 2010

ROSEMONT, IL - JANUARY 30: Wes Johnson #4 of the Syracuse Orange moves with the ball against the DePaul Blue Demons at the Allstate Arena on January 30, 2010 in Rosemont, Illinois. Syracuse defeated DePaul 59-57. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Tonight might be Dick Vitale's Super Bowl , but it's also the night in which Syracuse and Connecticut will meet on the hardwood for the first time since they went six overtimes at MSG last season.

Neither roster resembles itself from 11 months ago and neither does UConn's bench. Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun will miss his seventh straight game as he continues his medical leave of absence. Assistant coach George Blaney will serve as the Huskies bench boss tonight in the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse's uniform–much like its roster from 11 months ago–will have a different look for tonight's contest. Nike has unveiled a new design, reportedly their lightest uniform yet and similar to what Team USA wore in Beijing. The back of the jerseys will contain Syracuse campus landmarks including the Carrier Dome and Hall of Languages.