Did you miss Saturday's Villanova-Syracuse game at the Carrier Dome? Thanks to the Syracuse Post-Standard, you can watch not only the game, but the place fill and empty with 34,616 fans in less than a minute.
Joel Huerto is managing editor of One Man Fastbreak.net and a sports consultant with Opposing Views.com. He has been a member of the sports media for almost 20 years, which included nine years as a news editor at the Los Angeles Times. He will cover a variety of topics, from coach and player profiles to hot-button issues. Joel is also known as "maniLA ice" for his cool demeanor in the friendly confines of the YMCA hardwood. He loves to shoot the "tear drop" and prefers to play zone to hide his deficiencies on defense.
The game started on Thursday night and ended on Friday morning. It took six overtimes and nearly four hours of court time before Syracuse finally outlasted Connecticut, 127-117, at Madison Square Garden in the second-longest game in Division I history.
Only Cincinnati and Bradley played in more overtimes. On Dec. 21, 1981, Cincinnati defeated Bradley, 75-73, in seven five-minute overtime periods.
"I just got to tell you, I'm more proud of this team tonight than any team I've ever coached because we had nothing. We had nobody out there for a long time. Connecticut had their good players for a couple of three overtimes," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. "The heart we showed coming back from six points down in one overtime, the plays we made ... I've never been prouder of a team than these guys tonight.
There was another bizarre incident Saturday, this one involving the women's game between Syracuse and Connecticut. After the Huskies ran it up in a 107-53 victory at Hartford, the Orange's Nicole Michael appears to trip Geno Auriemma during the postgame handshake. Thanks to Sports By Brooks.