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Syracuse 93, Pittsburgh 65: Briana Day leads Orange in dominant win

That’s three straight wins for SU now.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Michigan State at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team won its third straight game on Thursday night. Hosting the Pittsburgh Panthers, SU trailed after one quarter, then outscored them 77-47 the rest of the way.

Syracuse moves to 16-7 overall and 7-3 in the ACC. They’re tied for third, and two games back of first place.

The Orange got past an atypically low output from Alexis Peterson, who scored just 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting. In her place, however, Briana Day led the way for Syracuse. She scored 31 points while shooting 12-for-15 from the floor. Brittney Sykes also “chipped in” 25, and Gabby Cooper scored 15 on the night.

It was Day’s second straight double-double. She added 14 rebounds here, following up 21 and 11 against Virginia Tech. Her 31 points on Thursday were a career-high, and her first 30-point game.

Though SU took awhile to get going, the second half was all theirs. A 42-36 lead quickly ballooned during a 32-13 third quarter, and the game was over. As a team, the Orange shot 45.3 percent on the game, and also forced 22 turnovers (the latter a key to victory more often than not).

Next up for Syracuse is a date at Boston College on Sunday, February 5.