Syracuse Sets For Toughest Stretch of Season

Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 3:40 pm by Sports Editor

By: Jesse Cook | CitrusTV Women’s Basketball Beat Reporter

With a win over Boston College in the rearview mirror, Syracuse women’s basketball prepares for its most difficult stretch of the season with a trio of ranked opponents on the docket.


No. 14 North Carolina awaits Thursday night, and it marks the first time that the Orange will face the Tar Heels in the 2022-23 campaign. S.U. guard Teisha Hyman missed the last two games with an injury, but head coach Felisha Legette-Jack said that the redshirt-junior will return for Thursday night’s contest.


Hyman averages 11.4 points per game, the second highest marker on the team. The White Plains-native struggled in her last few appearances, scoring 10 points or more just once in the last five showings.


In two career games against U.N.C. Hyman has totalled a combined 16 points. The guard has made just four baskets in 17 attempts against the Tar Heels.


U.N.C.’s opponents on average make just 35.7% of their shots per game. If Hyman wants to make a splash, she has to up her game coming straight off the injured list.


Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. from the J.M.A. Wireless Dome. Follow along with the coverage with the @CitrusTVSports Twitter account.


S.U. then heads out on the road for a pair of battles with No. 10 Notre Dame on Sunday and No. 19 Florida State.


The last time that the Fighting Irish faced the Orange, S.U. kept the battle close through the first three quarters before allowing the game to slip away in a 72-56 drubbing. Only two members of the Cuse cracked the 10-point marker with forward Asia Strong recording 11 points and Dyaisha Fair nabbing 14.


Strong is set to miss the U.N.C. game, and her leg injury has kept her on the sidelines for the last three games. After putting on one of her strongest showings against N.D., S.U. could greatly miss her presence in the low post on offense and defense.


Notre Dame guard Olivia Miles tore up the Cuse with 23 points, but her team did not rally around her.


Tipoff on Sunday is set for 4 p.m.

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