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Syracuse Orange (21-9) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (21-10) NCAAT GameThread

The Syracuse Orange women's basketball squad kicks off their epic tourney run with a game against the Huskers.

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Finally, the Syracuse Orange and the NCAA Tournament come together in 2015.

The SU women's squad (21-9) begins their quest for NCAA glory when they take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in an 8/9 match-up for the (assumed) right to take on the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks.

The game tips around 7:30 p.m. EST and will be televised on ESPN2.

If this is the first women's basketball game you're watching this year, make sure you read our guide for the non-fan first.

Our profile of Syracuse center Briana Day lets you know just how focused she is to win.

Get ready to actually root on a Syracuse basketball team in March. Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below.