A quick look at the numbers

Syracuse connected on 59.3 percent of its shots against UConn Saturday in its 85-67 win.

I did a little quick research and it’s believed to be the highest percentage by a UConn opponent since Dec. 28, 2000. I’m going to double-check, but I believe that’s accurate.

On that December day, Stony Brook shot 61.5 percent from the floor (24-of-39) in a 67-58 LOSS to UConn. The Seawolves were undone by 24 turnovers, limiting the number of shots they could hoist.

Still, Stony Brook made 12 of its 16 shots in the second half to give UConn a bit of a scare.

UConn’s record book lists five Big East games in which it has allowed teams to shoot 65 percent or higher, the last Jan. 2, 1990 (A lot of UConn defensive deficiency records date back to that one). That was UConn’s 93-62 loss to St. John’s at Carnesecca Arena/Alumni Hall, its last game in the building.

St. John’s was an ungodly 35-of-51 (68.6 percent) in that game. That was the Dream Season, of course, and UConn rallied from that low to put together quite a nice run.



About Neill

Neill Ostrout covers the UConn men's basketball team for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester. He has been a member of the "Horde" for more than 16 years.
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