Two weeks ago, I wrote about how my NCAA 11 season has eerily mirrored UConn's Big East run so far. I had embarrassing losses to Rutgers and Louisville, before pulling out two exciting wins over West Virginia and Pittsburgh. Now, I don't know if my Xbox has the magical ability to project accurate results, but I also can't be sure that it doesn't. Just in case, I played out today's UConn - Syracuse matchup. It was close throughout, as I expect tonight's game to be. I gave Syracuse a heavy dose of Formula 2007 (Jordan Todman had 177 yards on the ground) but Delone Carter was mighty effective and Ryan Nassib played out of his mind to keep the Orange in contention. I thought I had the game in hand as I took a 31-24 lead with only 35 seconds left. It wasn't to be though, a miracle pass sent the game to overtime. After an exchange of field goals, it was off to round two. The UConn defense earned its scholarships though, holding the Orange to three points and giving Kashif Moore a chance to get open in the endzone and finish the Orange a few plays later. Your final: UConn 40-Syracuse 37 2OT.
The fake stuff is all well and good, but you're not here for that. UConn and Syracuse kick off at 7 on ESPNU or ESPN3. Please join us in the comments. Go Huskies.