Saturday, March 14, 2009


CLOCK WATCHERS. One night after the 18th-ranked Orange’s epic six-overtime defeat of No. 3 Connecticut, the second-longest D1 game ever played, Syracuse needed only five extra minutes to beat the Mountaineers 74-69 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.

“Sorry we didn’t give you a longer game tonight,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “We tried. You know, what can I say?”

The Orange (26-8) advanced to face No. 5 Louisville on Saturday night, trying for the school’s sixth tournament title while the Cardinals (27-5) go for their first.

Here, Jonny Flynn #10 of Syracuse drives to the hoop against Da'Sean Butler #1 and Alex Ruoff #22 of the West Virginia.

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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