Syracuse beats UConn with Enlyten

In the longest college basketball game in Big East history (and the second longest Division-I game ever), the epic rivalry between Syracuse and UConn added another page last night when the quarterfinal game in the Big East tournament went into six overtimes and lasted a mind boggling 3 hours and 46 minutes. When all the dust settled at Madison Square Garden, No. 20 Syracuse had upset No. 3 UConnĀ 127-117. Syracuse outlasted UConn down the stretch and outscored their favored rivals by ten points in the sixth overtime period.

The challenge for each team was to keep their players hydrated and Syracuse trainer Brad Pike had come prepared with the ultimate electrolyte replacement solution:

The Syracuse trainer Brad Pike had a difficult task to keep his players hydrated. He … gave them something called Enlyten, which look like those minty breath strips. Players pressed them in their checks to help them hydrate.

To New York Times blogger Pete Thamel, enlyten strips were an unknown, but to top trainers around the country for the NFL, NBA, NHL and several colleges and universities, enlyten strips are the electrolyte replacement product of choice.

Well done Syracuse. Well done trainer Brad Pike. Well done Enlyten.

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