Syracuse continues to struggle as it drops four of its last five games.

A lack of offensive and propensity for turnovers were too much for the Orange to overcome, falling to No. 6 Maryland.

No. 6 Maryland (15-1, 3-0 ACC) defeated Syracuse 77-62 (12-5, 1-3) Thursday night in College Park, M.d. to hand the Orange it’s third loss in ACC play and it’s third road loss.

Syracuse hasn’t won a road game since Nov. 30 at the Paradise Jam, and its struggles continued against No. 6 Maryland after a series of offensive droughts and turnovers plagued the Orange

SU came into the game averaging 14.6 turnovers per game, but committed 21 turnovers in Thursday's game—thirteen of which the Terrapins forced. Maryland scored 30 points off the turnovers from setting its defense and getting inside the paint despite shooting 1-for-11 to begin the game.

After scoring the first basket of the game, Maryland didn't score for another four and half minutes. Even with this gift, Syracuse failed to capitalize, and Maryland's Alyssa Thomas sparked a run that had the Terrapins converting13 of its next 17 attempts.

Thomas ended the game with 19 points and 11 rebounds, notching her 14th double-double of the season.

Maryland's bench also outscored Syracuse’s by 20, yet another advantage helping the Terrapins extend its 13 game winning streak.

Syracuse sophomore Brianna Butler scored 14 points, with only four coming in the second half. Alexis Peterson ended with 12 points while leading scorer Brittney Sykes only tacked on nine.

Syracuse went into the half down 14 and shooting only 36.7 percent from the field. Though the Orange shot a little better in the second half with 48.1 percent, it wasn’t enough to string together a win. The unfretted Maryland went on one last 10-0 run to seal the 15-point win.

Syracuse is back home on Sunday to take on long time foe Pittsburgh. 

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