Syracuse sets attendance record against Connecticut

Syracuse defeated Connecticut 85-67 on Saturday in front of a crowd of 33,430 fans, the largest crowd in college basketball this season. It was the fourth largest crowd in Carrier Dome history.

The Orange hold the record of 34,616, set in Feb. 2010 when the Orange defeated Villanova.

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“It’s overwhelming,” Kris Joseph said. “Just to know that we have so much support and all the fans come out and appreciate what we’re doing, for the school, for the community, it’s just a great thing and a great feeling.”

The Orange has yet to lose a game at home this season. The last time it happened was the 2002-03 season, when the Orange was a perfect 17-0 at home.

The game was also the only crowd to top 30,000 this season.

“Sometimes I just get the chills,” Joseph said. “It’s a great feeling. I can’t even explain it. Words can’t explain how it feels to be out there when you score a basket or you know you make a big play in the hole – 33,000 fans just screaming, chanting, it’s a good feeling.”

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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