Brittney Sykes

April 13, 2017 - 9:14pm
Backcourt duo led SU to a 22-8 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016-17.

Syracuse guards Brittney Sykes and Alexis Peterson were both selected in the WNBA draft on Thursday night. The pair started all 33 games in the Orange backcourt last season and combined to average 42.6 points per contest. 

February 24, 2017 - 1:27pm
Four Orange players reach double-figures in 85-64 victory over the Demon Deacons.

The seniors stole the show scoring 65 points as the Syracuse women’s basketball team (19-9, 10-5 ACC) won 85-64 over Wake Forest (15-13, 6-9 in ACC) in its final home game of the season.

Four of the six seniors started the game and the scored the first 40 Syracuse points of the game until Gabrielle Cooper finished a put back to end the second quarter.

February 20, 2017 - 11:10am
Despite record attendance of 11,021, Fighting Irish tops SU at the Carrier Dome, 85-80.

Orange Syracuse t-shirts and banners filled the Carrier Dome and the arena rumbled in an infectious energy of excitement that was clearly caught by the No. 21 SU women’s basketball team Sunday night.

An all-time record attendance of 11,021 showed up and was a catalyst of energy that kept the Orange battling throughout the contest. But after leading through three quarters, SU (18-9, 9-5 ACC) fell to No. 7 Notre Dame, 85-80.

February 2, 2017 - 10:49pm
Orange extends its winning streak to three with victory over Panthers at the Carrier Dome.

Led by a career-high 31 points from Briana Day, the Syracuse women’s basketball team (16-7, 6-3 in ACC) beat Pittsburgh (12-10, 3-5 in ACC) 93-65 on Thursday night in the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse entered the game on a two-game win streak, most recently winning at Virginia Tech, 82-72. Undefeated so far at the Carrier Dome this season and on a 16-game home winning streak, their opponents had yet to win a true road game in 2016-17.

January 22, 2017 - 10:39pm
Sykes scores 29, Peterson adds 24 to lead SU past the Hurricanes, 81-48

The Syracuse women’s basketball team upended Miami in a much-needed win on Sunday with a tenacious defensive effort and relentless speed in transition offense.

March 19, 2016 - 11:39am
The Orange defense was too much for Army to handle as they defeated the Black Knights, 73-56.

The No. 4 seed Syracuse women's basketball team dominated its first round matchup in the NCAA Tournament. The Orange jumped out to an early lead on Friday thanks to its stifling defense. SU pressed Army right from the start and took the Black Knights out of their comfort zone. Syracuse forced 14 first half turnovers and, before it was all over, Army had turned the ball over 23 times.

January 12, 2015 - 5:33pm
The freshman had started all 16 games for the Orange.

Syracuse forward Chris McCullough will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee Sunday evening against Florida State, Syracuse Athletics announced on Monday afternoon.

Surgery has not been scheduled, according to the release.

January 6, 2015 - 7:46pm
The junior has now suffered two ACL injuries within the past 10 months.

No. 21 Syracuse, off to a 10-4 start, will be without star guard Brittney Sykes for the rest of the season, according to a release by Syracuse Athletics on Tuesday. 

Sykes, who left Sunday’s game against No. 4 Notre Dame, re-aggravated her surgically repaired ACL after originally tearing it last March in the first round of the NCAA tournament. She made her season debut on Dec. 28 and played in only three games this season. 

November 14, 2014 - 1:47pm
As the junior continues to recover from a torn ACL, SU will rely on its improved depth to compete in the ACC.

After Syracuse guard Brittney Sykes suffered a torn ACL in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season, one of the first people she spoke to was teammate Maggie Morrison

Morrison, a senior transfer from Vanderbilt, previously tore her ACL when she was a freshman playing for the Commodores.   

“I would never wish that injury on anybody,” Morrison said. “It’s not something that’s easy to go through.” 

October 18, 2014 - 2:25pm
The event featured scrimmages by both SU squads, along with a Legends Game, dunk contest, three-point contest and "selfie stations."

While Syracuse’s annual Orange Madness celebration didn’t feature Drake warming up on the court, there was certainly a lot of excitement at the Carrier Dome on Friday night. 

Men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim came out for introductions in a Humvee. Former Syracuse forward John Wallace proved that, even at 40 years old, he can still throw down a dunk. And 10-year-old Nicholas Trivelpiece made a shot in the final seconds of the men’s scrimmage game.