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Join Mark Volain, Joe Diglio and guest Micky Shaked as they break down Final Four weekend, including a shoutout to the Orange's official home in the ATL and a glance at the national championship game — a Louisville win over Michigan.
The guys also tackle a big weekend of lacrosse, Kayla Alexander's pro prospects in the WNBA draft and preview of Syracuse football's spring game on Saturday.
With a crop of new young talent and seasoned veterans, the SU women's basketball teams sets sights on reaching the NCAA tournament
The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team took the first step of their season and participated in media day at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center.
This team could prove to be the perfect blend of young and old, freshmen playing styles mixed with the upperclassmen experience. The chemistry and blend is what brings the whole thing together, creating what could be a very threating team.
Orange erases 10-point second half deficit, but still falls to the Wildcats
Villanova (16-13, 6-10) scored 14 of the games final 18 points on Monday night at the Pavillion on their way to a 68-60 victory over the Orange. The loss made Syracsue (17-13, 6-10) the No. 12 seed for the Big East tournament. The Orange will play Providence at 12 p.m. on Friday in Hartford, Conn.
Here's three thoughts from SU's loss to Villanova:
Junior center Kayla Alexander scored 20 points and collected 12 rebounds in the Orange's second straight Big East loss
The Syracuse women’s basketball team (15-7, 7-5) fell to Louisville (18-7, 7-5) 89-62 on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. Junior center Kayla Alexander scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds but it wasn't enough to hold off the Cardinals.
The Orange had two other players score in double-figures with sophomore guard Rachel Coffey and junior guard Elashier Hall, both of whom scored 11 points.
Syracuse was only able to score 19 points in the first half against ND
Poor shooting plagued the Syracuse women's basketball team (15-10, 4-7) in their 74-55 loss to No. 2 ranked Notre Dame (24-1, 11-0) on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. SU shot 19% from the field in the first half which enabled the FIghting Irish to get off to a quick start with easy transition buckets.
Senior forward Iasia Hemingway scored 24 points in a victory over South Florida
The Syracuse women’s basketball team (15-9, 4-6) soared past South Florida to seal a 76-61 win in the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon. SU senior forward Iasia Hemingway led the Orange with 24 points and tied her career-high with five assists. Also scoring in double figures was junior center Kayla Alexander and junior guard Elashier Hall. They knocked down 17 and 14 points respectively.
Orange snap losing streak on the road against Providence
The Syracuse women's basketball team shots just kept falling and falling, en route to an 80-54 point victory over Providence on Tuesday night at Alumni Hall. Star player Iasia Hemingway lead the SU (14-9, 3-6) team with 24 points in 33 minutes of play.
It was a tale of two halves for the Syracuse women’s basketball team on Wednesday night in front of a record home crowd of 4,357 people at the Carrier Dome. The Orange 13-8 (2-5) trailed No. 3 UConn (18-2, 7-1) by only seven at half time, but things took a turn for the worse in the second half, as the Huskies would run away with the game on their way to a 95-44 victory.
Syracuse scored the games final eight points to seal a victory
The Syracuse (13-7, 2-4) women’s basketball team beat Seton Hall (7-13, 0-6) 70-66 on Sunday at the Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, N.J. SU junior center Kayla Alexander led the Orange with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. Junior guard, Elashier Hall added 14 points, and a game-high 6 assists.