After facing a tough battle in one rivalry game this week, Syracuse is expecting another despite Connecticut's recent woes.
The second-ranked Orange try to stretch their home winning streak to 20 games Saturday and hand the defending national champions a sixth loss in seven contests.
Syracuse (24-1, 11-1 Big East) posted its fourth straight win Wednesday, 64-61 in overtime at home over No. 12 Georgetown. Senior Kris Joseph scored a career-high 29 points, making 6 of 11 3-pointers.
"Kris Joseph had a big night, got us through the game, made big plays the whole game for us," coach Jim Boeheim said. "It was a tremendous win, and a very, very difficult game."
The Huskies (15-8, 5-6) are next after suffering their worst loss, 80-59 at No. 24 Louisville on Monday.
"Connecticut coming in, obviously we know that their backs are to the wall and they're going to come out and play the way they always do against us, which is great," Boeheim said. "So we expect that Saturday, we'd be shocke...