BY MATT ZAMPINI • NOVEMBER 26, 2015 • 11:28 P.M.
Five Syracuse players scored 13 or more points as the Orange defeated No. 18 UConn 79-76 in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Imperial Arena.
Tyler Lydon led the Orange with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije each scored 17.
Once again for UConn (4-1), Daniel Hamilton led the way. The sophomore had a near triple-double for the second straight game finishing with 18 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
The Scarlet Knights recorded 16 shots while the Huskies finished with 15. Unlike in the regular season game between the two teams in September, the side with more shots walked away with the win.
Saturday’s game was dubbed a “mainland game,” and the first game for the Huskies in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. The Huskies will travel to Paradise Island in the Bahamas on Monday to continue the tournament.
No. 18 UConn women’s soccer is heading to the NCAA Tournament third round for the first time since 2007 after defeating No. 10 Notre Dame 2-0 Friday night.
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