Mar 12, 2009

Syracuse wins in six (count 'em) overtimes

They nearly won in regulation on a miraculous last-second three that left Eric Devendorf's fingertips less than a tenth of a second after the clock stopped. They never led in overtime until the sixth extra frame. At long last, though, Syracuse defeated UConn, both teams down to their second- and third-stringers in a bedraggled marathon of a game, as exhausting as it was exciting.

Johnny Flynn played the whole game, yet still had enough oxygen in his lungs and his brain to provide a quick interview at 1:25 in the morning, smiling all the while. Incredible.

Syracuse plays West Virginia tomorrow night. Provided they can still play.

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