SAN ANTONIO, Tx. (WSYR-TV) — For the third time in the last five years, the Connecticut Huskies have ended Syracuse’s run in the NCAA Tournament. UConn, the top-ranked team in the country, defeated Syracuse in the Second Round 83-47 on Tuesday night.
Kamilla Cardoso kept the Orange close in the first quarter, scoring 8 of Syracuse’s first 10 points. Connecticut closed the 2nd quarter on a 20-7 run, taking a 41-26 lead into halftime. The second half was all UConn. The Huskies outscored Syracuse 42-18 in the second half.
Tiana Mangakahia wraps up her storied career at Syracuse with seven points and three assists.
Connecticut was led by freshman Paige Bueckers, who poured in a game-high 20 points, adding five rebounds, and four assists.
Syracuse concludes its season at 15-9.
Watch the post-game press conference below: