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Connecticut Upsets No. 15 Syracuse Behind Adams and Gilbert

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    Connecticut guard Jalen Adams (4) goes to the basket against Syracuse guard Tyus Battle (25) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the 2K Empire Classic, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Connecticut won 83-76.

    Jalen Adams and Alterique Gilbert scored 16 points each to lead Connecticut to a 83-76 upset of No. 15 Syracuse in the first game of the 2K Classic Thursday night.

    In its first season under Dan Hurley, Connecticut improved to 3-0. The Huskies took the 95th all-time meeting between the schools, and are 39-56 against UConn.

    Tarin Smith added 14 for the Huskies. Eric Cobb finished with 13, and Christian Vital had 11.

    Syracuse dropped to 2-1 with its first loss of the season.

    Jalen Carey led all scorers with 26. Tyus Battle had 16, and Elijah Hughes chipped in with 15.

    Leading by four with 3:38 left, UConn outscored Syracuse 13-10 to end the game.

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