Syracuse overcame a 10-point second-half deficit but didn't have an answer for Cincinnati's late game heroics
The Syracuse women’s basketball team (13-9, 2-6) fell to Cincinnati (10-11, 1-7) 55-54 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday night. Senior forward Iasia Hemingway led the Orange with 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists, but it wasn’t enough as Bearcats senior guard Bjonee Reaves hit a jumper with 2.5 seconds remaining in the game to hand the Orange their second straight loss.
A last second West Virginia missed 3-point attempt proved to be the difference in the Dome on Saturday.
With No. 4 Syracuse’s depth and balance, it seems a different player steps up each game. Saturday, it was Brandon Triche’s turn. The junior guard scored 18 points, including two game-winning free throws with about 88 seconds remaining in the game. Despite rebounding issues and some late-game drama, the Orange (22-1, 9-1) were able to escape with a 63-61 victory over West Virginia (15-7, 5-4) in front of 28,740 fans at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
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.