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March To The WNIT Final Four: Syracuse vs. James Madison

Toledo game hero Rachel Coffey talks to the media.<em> via <a href="!/SyracuseWBB" target="new">SU Womens Hoops</a></em>
Toledo game hero Rachel Coffey talks to the media. via SU Womens Hoops

Syracuse Orange basketball lives on and, as usual, leave it to the women to do what the men can't.

The SU women's team will take on the James Madison Dukes in the JMU Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, VA on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for the chance to advance to the WNIT finals. They're hoping to get a lot of folks in purple for this one.

The Orange (22-14) have won four-straight in advancing to their first-ever WNIT semifinal. Wins over Hartford, Drexel, Temple and Toledo have gotten them to this point. The Toledo win was especially fulfilling as it avenged a loss to the Rockets in the same spot last season.

The Orange have now advanced to at least the quarters in three consecutive years and made their fifth-consecutive postseason appearance their most successful to date.

You can listen to the game on ESPN 97.7 FM/1200 AM as well as student station WJPZ 89.1 FM. Links to free video and live stats will be available at

The winner will face the winner of Oklahoma State and San Diego on Saturday at a TBD location (Thunderdome?).

For more preview of the game, check here. Follow along on Twitter with Coach Hillsman, the official SU Womens Hoops feed and play-by-play man Brian Higgins.