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The first overtime ended tied at 81 when Walker ducked between two Syracuse players for a 3-point attempt at the buzzer but it was short.
The second overtime almost had an ending for the ages when Walker let go with a shot from just inside midcourt that bounced off the back of the rim, leaving it tied 87.
Connecticut scored the first six points of the third overtime, and the Huskies were still ahead by six on Jeff Adrien's follow dunk with 2:08 left. Harris scored consecutive field goals for Syracuse and after Price made one free throw with 21 seocnds left for a 98-95 lead, Rautins hit a 3 with 11 seconds left to tie it. Price missed a 3 and Adrien was off with the rebound and it was time for the fourth overtime which made this the longest Big East tournament game ever played.
Price missed a drive with 10 seconds left in the fouorth overtime and Harris had two shots blocked in the final seconds to send it to No. 5 tied at 104.
Price took an NBA-distance 3-pointer with 6 seconds left in the fifth overtime and it bounced off the rim to Adrien who was short with a jumper at the buzzer, leaving the game tied at 110.
The players seemed exhausted and most of the sellout crowd of 19,375 were still in their seats, or at least standing in front of them, for the sixth overtime.
Because four players from each team fouled out, players who rarely saw action all season were on the court in the final 5 minutes.
The only previous triple-overtime game in Big East tournament history was Syracuse's 83-80 victory over Villanova in the 1981 championship game, just the second one ever played, and a game that featured Leo Rautins of the Orange, Andy's father.
The previous highest scoring game in Big East tournament history was Villanova's 96-93 first-round win over Pittsburgh in double overtime in 1998.
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