Friday, March 13, 2009

Pre-Tournament Classic - Game Goes To 6 Overtimes

Someone tell Donovan McNabb that there may be ties in football but there are defiantly no ties in basketball. Much like the song from Sherry Lewis and Lamb Chop, it was the game that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends. Some people started playing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue playing it forever just because....

The Syracuse Orange and the UCONN Huskies battled last night at Madison Square Garden that went from being a regular conference tournament game into the longest game in Big East tournament history and the second-longest game in the history of NCAA Division I basketball. Syracuse ended up the victors with an upset of the number 3 ranked team from UCONN 127-117 victory that went 6 overtimes and spanned three hours and 46 minutes - the game started at 9:36 p.m. Thursday and ending at 1:22 a.m. Friday. The game almost ended in regulation on a buzzer beater but after review the last frame showed the last dimple on the ball was still in the shooters hand as time expired.

You know that these two teams will always remember the history they made the night they went 70 minutes at the Garden.

If this is any indication on how much Madness there will be this March, we should look to be treated to some epic games.

As the PA man said, "Have a safe trip home, and good morning."

2 comments:

Tom said...

70 minutes for the game? That's barely half an extra overtime for playoff hockey.

Tell them to play 150 minutes or so, and then I'll be impressed.

Eazy said...

This was sick. Ex, even. I love the Cuse. This result notwithstanding, I expect they'll shock a lot of people in the tournament.