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The 15th-Ranked CBB Team In the Country Just Lost Tonight

General view of court at Carrier Dome.

SYRACUSE, NY - FEBRUARY 23: A general view of the Carrier Dome during the game between the Syracuse Orange and the Georgetown Hoyas with record breaking attendance of 35,012 fans on February 23, 2013 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Coming into tonight, only two of the teams in this week's college basketball AP Top 25 had losses so far this season. You can now make that number three.

No. 15 Syracuse just lost 83-76 to old Big East rival UConn in the 2k Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City. You can count this as the first marquee win of the Dan Hurley era at UConn.

The Huskies shot 57. 1 percent from three-point range against the Orange's patented 2-3 zone. Four players scored in double-digits, led by 16 apiece from Jalen Adams and Alterique Gilbert.

Senior reserve forward Eric Cobb also had a breakout game, producing a double-double (13 points, 13 rebounds) off the bench.

UConn will play the winner of Iowa and Oregon tomorrow in the championship game of the event.

Normally, UConn beating Syracuse wouldn't be considered an upset. It would just be another result in a back-and-forth series between two major programs.

However, the Huskies are coming off back-to-back losing seasons, and Syracuse is a top-15 team. The Orange also made the Sweet Sixteen a year ago.

This is a bit of a surprising result, but it put the college basketball world on notice. UConn is not a pushover anymore.