It Was The Second-Longest Division One Basketball Game In History. No. 18 Syracuse Beat No. 3 Connec

 
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(24 Mar 2009) HEADLINE: Syracuse beats No. 3 Connecticut in 6 OTs CAPTION: It was the second-longest Division One basketball game in history. No. 18 Syracuse beat No. 3 Connecticut, 127-117, in six overtimes in the Big East Tournament. Syracuse advanced to play West Virginia in the semifinals. (March 13) [Notes:ANCHOR VOICE] NB. THIS IS A VOICEOVER TRANSCRIPT, NOT A FULL SHOT LIST. IT WAS THE SECOND-LONGEST DIVISION ONE BASKETBALL GAME IN HISTORY. WHEN IT FINALLY ENDED OVER 3� HOURS AFTER TIPOFF, 18TH-RANKED SYRACUSE WALKED OFF THE COURT WITH A 127-117 TRIUMPH OVER NO. 3 CONNECTICUT IN SIX OVERTIMES, HIGHLIGHTING THURSDAY'S BIG EAST QUARTERFINAL ACTION. THE ORANGE NEVER LED IN OT UNTIL ANDY RAUTINS DRAINED A THREE-POINTER 10 SECONDS INTO THE SIXTH EXTRA SESSION. JONNY FLYNN PLAYED 67 MINUTES, FINISHING WITH 34 POINTS AND 11 ASSISTS. FELLOW NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK, NATIVE PAUL HARRIS ALSO STUCK AROUND FOR THE END OF THE MARATHON, GIVING SYRACUSE 29 POINTS AND 22 REBOUNDS. BAY CITY MICHIGAN'S ERIC DEVENDORF ALMOST WON THE GAME IN REGULATION BY DRAINING A LONG BASKET. OFFICIALS HUDDLED BY THE VIDEO MONITOR BEFORE DETERMINING DEVENDORF STILL HAD HIS FINGERTIPS ON THE BALL WHEN TIME EXPIRED. IT WAS AN AGONIZING LOSS FOR KEMBA WALKER AND THE HUSKIES. AMITY, NEW YORK, PRODUCT A.J. PRICE FINISHED WITH 33 POINTS AND 10 ASSISTS. THE GAME FELL ONE OVERTIME SHORT OF THE RECORD SET IN DECEMBER 1981, WHEN CINCINNATI BEAT BRADLEY 75-73. THE OUTCOME PUTS SYRACUSE IN THE SEMIFINALS AGAINST WEST VIRGINIA. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b85b67faee0240891d7ecb8c3cf0504c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork