STORRS, Conn. (Cuse.com) – The eighth-seeded Syracuse women's basketball team fell 94-64 to No. 1 overall Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The Orange finish the season 22-11 overall.
The Huskies jumped out to an early lead, outscoring the Orange, 28-11, in the first quarter. UConn shot 66 percent from the field in the period, including 57 percent from three-point range.
Senior guard Alexis Peterson scored 12 straight points in the second quarter and 14 overall in the frame. But the Orange couldn't overcome hot shooting from junior guard Kia Nurse who hit five-of-six from three.
Syracuse looked to chip into the lead in the second half scoring 22 points in the third quarter, but UConn kept the lead, scoring 29 points.
Senior guard Alexis Peterson finished with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists. It was Peterson's 32nd double digit of the season and 23rd game with 20-plus points.
Senior guard Brittney Sykes registered 15 points for her 32nd double-digit scoring game of the season.
Senior center Briana Day had 13 points in the game and six rebounds.