Syracuse Blows Out Iowa State

Posted March 21, 2017

I'm not getting enough minutes, why should I be happy.

The win set up a rematch of last year's national championship game against CT.

They got all the way to the National Championship and for the bracketologists/selection committee to knowingly make Cuse play UConn in round two was just bad, distasteful and just a low-blow for no apparent reason.

Alexis Peterson had 25 points to lead Syracuse, which finished its season at 22-11.

The final stanza saw the Orange get a little more physical in their quest to make the final score more respectable after the third ended with the Orange facing an 86-51 deficit.

"For not having the best backcourt in the country, we've had a pretty good year", Auriemma deadpanned. "And they haven't even figured out which foot to use as a pivot foot and they're going to act like they're really good players", Auriemma told reporters. You're supposed to feel like you can win every game. So they think that's how they're going to act.

Also, Auriemma was asked about losing the regional rivalry with Syracuse after the breakup of the Big East Conference.

Sykes expects Syracuse to be ready for UConn.

"Those first three quarters I just thought we were about as good as we can be in a lot of the areas you need to be good in this time of the year", he said.

For the second year in a row the Syracuse women's basketball season came to an end at the hands of UConn. People say no all the time. Sarah Shewan and Paula Strautmane each scored 11 for Quinnipiac (29-6), which will head to Stockton, Calif. and play top-seeded SC on Saturday. They [Wooden's record-setting team] did it, and we're doing it.

And now for the game.

Just like last time, UConn started out hot from the floor and just kept it going. Those three combined for 56 points against the Orange.

Nurse finished with 29 points, making 9 of 12 shots from 3-point range to go with six assists in 34 minutes. Cooper matched a program single-game record when she knocked down her eighth 3-pointer in the final quarter. Stanford roared to a 39-21 halftime lead and never looked back in advancing to face No. 3 seed Texas on Friday.

Syracuse forced Iowa State into 18 turnovers with its tenacious defense.

Syracuse is ranked 21st in the nation and defeated four ranked teams during the season, including then-No. Absolutely ridiculous, I'm not sure UConn will ever lose again with this college basketball machine they've perfected. "They've shot like 900-something".

Huskies coach Geno Auriemma is one of the major forces behind UConn's great success, and this seems to be as much because of his character as his knowledge of the game. The comments were made by Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma at UConn.