UConn men's basketball will play Syracuse at MSG this season

Published on Sunday, 10 June 2018 15:19


It’s not like the old Big East days, but it’s not too different.

The UConn men’s basketball team will play Syracuse Nov. 15 as part of the 2K Sports Classic, the fourth season in a row in which the teams will meet.

The field for the 2K Sports Classic’s four games in New York was previously revealed to include UConn, Syracuse, Iowa and Oregon. Fan Rag Sports reported Friday the matchups had been set, and as expected the Huskies and Orange were paired together.

There will be on-campus games associated with the event, though the “semifinalists” have been picked. There will be two games Nov. 15 in New York, while the winners and losers from those will face off the following day at MSG.

Syracuse leads the all-time series with UConn 56-38 and won the most recent meeting, a 72-63 matchup Dec. 5, 2017 that was also played at Madison Square Garden.

This pair of games in New York is part of at least four UConn will play in the metropolitan area next season. The Huskies also have a Dec. 8 meeting with Florida State in Newark, N.J., and one Dec. 22 with Villanova at MSG.

Posted in New Britain Herald, UConn on Sunday, 10 June 2018 15:19. Updated: Sunday, 10 June 2018 16:09.