The best cure for losing? Winning. And the Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team is cured.
The No. 20 Orange snapped their two-game losing streak Wednesday with a 75-64 victory over No. 22 Michigan State in the Carrier Dome.
As Cuse.com notes, the game marked the end to the hardest first month of the season in program history with three nationally-ranked opponents.
Alexis Peterson (of course) led the way with 27 points as well as six rebounds and five steals. Brittney Sykes added 15 and Briana Day contributed 12 points. Peterson’s performance proved why she’s on the Naismith Women's College Player of the Year Watch List.
Meanwhile, SU held Tori Jankoska, one of the nation's top scorers, to just four points in the first half, though she eventually reached 21 by game’s end.
Coach Q has high praise for the way his team responded to the tough stretch in late November.
"This is by far, since I've been here, the toughest schedule that we've ever played in November. That was done purposely, and our kids really responded today with a big win."
Attendance of 768 was, not great, but better than last season at least. Still not where it should be for a showdown of Top 25 programs.
SU’s next game will be Sunday, Dec. 4 when they host Central Connecticut State. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.