women's basketball

December 14, 2011 - 10:00pm
The Syracuse University women's basketball team survives a hard fought second half to defeat Coppin State Saturday.

The Syracuse University women’s basketball team (7-3, 5-1 home) sealed a 56-50 win over Coppin State (2-7, 0-5 road) Saturday in the Carrier Dome. 

October 16, 2011 - 9:40pm
Syracuse University hosted its annual Midnight Madness event Friday, effectively kicking off the 2011-12 seasons for the men's and women's basketball teams in an event that certainly didn't disappoint.

You can breathe now. The start of the college basketball year finally kicked off Friday night with Midnight Madness. 

Syracuse University hosted the event at the Carrier Dome where both the men and women’s teams displayed their talents along with many past players. The highly anticipated night marked the first time the men's and women's teams took the floor since heartbreaking postseason losses last spring. 

February 8, 2011 - 10:42pm
DePaul used hot shooting from beyond the arc to beat Syracuse Wednesday, 77-61, and hand the Orange only their second home loss of the season.

In a span of eight minutes in the opening half, the Syracuse women’s basketball team went from being down nine points to leading by two. During that time, Orange players pounced on loose balls on the ground, snagged rebounds off the glass and scored from all locations on the floor.

But it was a tale of two halves for Syracuse against No. 10 DePaul Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome. Although they played some of their best basketball on both ends of the court in the opening half, the Blue Demons stormed back in the second half and trumped Syracuse by a score of 77-61.  

January 29, 2011 - 11:16pm
South Florida had no answer for the Orange attack Saturday as Syracuse jumped out early and rolled to a 78-57 victory.

On the first play of the Syracuse women’s basketball game Saturday, guard Tasha Harris passed the ball to Iasia Hemingway waiting in the low post. Hemingway spun and shot the ball into the basket. It was a play that Syracuse repeated often with great effect.

March 1, 2010 - 11:52pm
Morrow makes up for an injured Michael on offense for a big win against No. 8 West Virginia in their final regular-season game

Syracuse ended their regular season on a high note Monday night, beating West Virginia 67-48. The team honored its seniors, Nicole Michael, Juanita Ward, Vionca Murray and Lynnise Nixon for Senior Day before the four women played their last home game in the Dome.

February 25, 2010 - 1:59am
Top-ranked Connecticut sidestepped the best punch Syracuse could throw, defeating the Orange 87-66 behind 38 points and a career-high 20 rebounds from Connecticut forward Maya Moore.

Connecticut junior forward Maya Moore continued her climb toward greatness by scoring 38 points (on 12-for-19 shooting) to go with a career-high 20 rebounds on Feb. 24's matchup against the Syracuse Orange.

“It was just a phenomenal night for her-- she’s unique,” said Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma after the game.

February 21, 2010 - 5:04pm
Stifling Orange defense thwarts the Scarlet Knights in Piscataway.

On the heels of an overtime loss to Cincinnati, the Syracuse women's basketball team felt the pressure of falling out of the tournament picture.

Riding a two-game losing skid and having lost 6 of its last 9, the Orange needed a lift.

A defensive-aided takedown worked instead.

Erica Morrow poured in 17 and Nicole Michael added 14 points and 11 boards as Syracuse steamrolled the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Louis Brown Athletic Center 76-45. The win improves the Orange to 19-7 overall and 6-7 in the Big East.

February 6, 2010 - 6:57pm
After a sloppy first half, the Orange battled back to take down the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

The Orange picked up their fifth Big East victory of the season with a 69-60 win against the Marquette Golden Eagles. Nicole Michael Had a game-high 18 points while Carmen Tyson-Thomas added a career-high 14 points and a game-high 19 rebounds.

January 7, 2010 - 11:50pm
Orange have more variations this season than the unpredictable Onondaga County weather, which was above 50 degrees in December and is plunging to single digits this weekend.

Basketball success flows not just with the SU men this season. The Orange women are 13-1, have already achieved a national ranking and are eschewing individual accolades in favor of victories.

December 3, 2009 - 11:45am
Syracuse University posted its 11th consecutive victory, defeating little Wagner (2-4) in women’s basketball, 93-55, Wednesday night.

Witness the power of the 23rd letter of the alphabet. It's everywhere, most notably in the fairer sex. Women are everywhere in Syracuse: the mayor-elect, the county executive, even the chancellor of the university.