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NCAA Tournament 2017: Syracuse Orange vs. Connecticut Huskies GameThread

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NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

After a big win over Iowa State in round one, the Syracuse Orange women’s baskebtall team continues on to its next challenge in this year’s NCAA Tournament: the No. 1 UConn Huskies.

Connecticut is 33-0 this season, and the top seed in this year’s tournament. They’ve won 108 consecutive games now dating back a few years. The two teams met in last year’s National Championship, as you may remember. UConn came away with an 82-51 victory.

While Syracuse put in some nice work this regular season, the committee didn’t agree. The 21-10 (at the time) Orange were handed an eight-seed and put into UConn’s deadly region. This, for better or worse, is now their fate.

If you’d like to read up on some more facts from this series (which dates back to 1980), we can direct you here. For thoughts from the UConn Blog, there are a few here about the game, and what they predict will happen tonight. We also return the favor over there.

Tonight’s game tips off at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. This is your pre-, in- and post-game thread for all things around Syracuse’s tough matchup this evening. G’ORANGE!