Senior Rick Jackson recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Baye Moussa Keita had an all-around solid performance with a career high six steals, 11 rebounds, four points and two blocks.
Brandon Triche and Kris Joseph rounded out SUís double-digit scorers with 16 and 11 points, respectively.
Syracuseís Jim Boeheim and Connecticutís Jim Calhoun, each a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, have a combined 1,688 wins during their careers. Tonightís game set a record for most wins between two coaches in a Division I matchup. Boeheim earned his 848th win against the Huskies.
Jackson hit a short jumper as time expired in the first half to give SU its first lead of the game, 26-25.
Syracuse opened the second half with a 10-4 run and led 36-29 with 16 minutes remaining. The Huskies answered with a 7-0 run and the game was quickly tied at 36. SU regained its lead and the Orange led 51-45 with seven minutes to play. Freshman Dion Waiters provided a boost off the bench with five points during that stretch.
Connecticut pulled within one, 53-52, at the 4:54 mark, but SU would not let the Huskies take the lead. With 51 seconds remaining in regulation, a fast break layup brought UConn within three, 61-58. Scoop Jardine then went 3-4 from the charity stripe to help SU earn its first win since January 15 against Cincinnati.
Connecticut went on a 6-0 run to start the night. Syracuse missed its first five shots, scoring its first basket at the 14:27 mark. The Orange and the Huskies got slow offensive starts and UConn led 15-10 with seven minutes remaining in the opening half.
Connecticut led by as much as nine, but six consecutive points by the Orange cut the Huskies lead to one, 23-22, with less than two minutes to play in the first half.
Syracuse outrebounded Connecticut 45-39, including a 19-13 advantage on the offensive glass, which led to 19 second chance points. The Orange converted 16 Husky turnovers into 17 points, while committing just nine turnovers of its own.
Connecticut was led by freshman Jeremy Lambís 22 points on 9-16 shooting from the floor.
Syracuse will wrap up a three game road stand when it travels to Tampa, Fla. to take on South Florida on February 5 at 2 p.m.