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Big East Basketball Tournament 2011: Syracuse vs. Connecticut Live Blog

NEW YORK - MARCH 12:  Eric Devendorf #23 of the Syracuse Orange handles the ball against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Dmitriy IoselevichSenior Analyst IIIMarch 11, 2011

The Syracuse Orange (No. 11) face off against the Connecticut Huskies (No. 19) in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament tonight at Madison Square Garden.

The last time these two teams met in a conference tournament they played the second longest game in NCAA Division I men's basketball history. Syracuse outlasted the Huskies, 127-117, in an epic game that lasted for six overtime periods and nearly four hours.

The Huskies have already had their share of heroics this week. Kemba Walker nailed a game-winning jumper to push UConn past the No. 1 seed Pittsburgh Panthers, 76-74. The Orange, meanwhile, survived an intense back-and-forth game with St. John's, pulling out a 79-73 win in the final minutes.

The winner of this one will face the winner of Louisville/Notre Dame in the championship tomorrow night.

Check back here for in-game updates and send your questions to me @dioselev. Enjoy the game! 

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