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Syracuse women’s basketball gets No. 8 seed in NCAA Tournament

Connor Bahng | Staff Photographer

Syracuse finished with 20 wins for the eighth straight year.

Syracuse earned a No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Monday night, marking the fifth straight year the Orange will play in the Tournament.

The Orange will play No. 9 seed Iowa State on Saturday in Storrs, Connecticut. The winner will likely play No. 1 overall seed and four-time defending national champion Connecticut.

This year’s SU team was led by Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Alexis Peterson, who averaged 23.3 points and 7.1 assists, and Brittney Sykes, who averaged 19 points and 8.1 rebounds. The Orange finished the regular season with a 20-9 record, earning a No. 6 seed in the ACC tournament, before falling in the quarterfinals to Duke. Syracuse finished with 20 wins for the eighth straight year.

Last year’s SU team had the best run in program history, making it all the way to the national championship game before losing to Connecticut.

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