Historic Season over- SU Women fall to Kentucky in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:03:45 GMT —
Without their sophomore star Brittney Sykes, The SU Womens basketball team gave a valiant effort in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament.
However, the Orange fell just short of the upset.
Syracuse lost to Kentucky, on the Wildcats' home floor, 64-59. The win sends Kentucky to the Sweet 16, and ends Syracuse's season.
The Orange was paced by sophomore Brianna Butler's 15 points. Freshman Briana Day scored 13 points off the bench.
Syracuse struggled early without Sykes, who suffered a serious knee injury in the Orange's first round game Saturday.
The 6th seeded Orange though rebounded and kept the contest close throughout, even getting to within two points at 46-44 after Rachel Coffey scored 5 points in a row.
The loss marks the final game in Orange for Coffey and fellow senior Shakeya Leary.
Despite the loss, Syracuse enjoyed history in this NCAA Tournament, winning the first NCAA Tournament game in program history with a win over Chattanooga on Saturday.