Syracuse Women’s Basketball continues their slide, drops sixth straight to Notre Dame 83-62

Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 at 10:18 pm by Sports Editor

By Adam Cohen

Citrus TV Women’s Basketball Beat Reporter


South Bend, I.N. – No. 20 Notre Dame welcomed Syracuse to Purcell Pavilion and quickly threw them out by beating them 83-62 Thursday evening. The Irish dominated the Orange on the glass, out-rebounding them 58-29. Notre Dame finished the game on a 25-8 scoring run that ultimately put Syracuse to bed.

It was a relatively close game most of the way as SU was within four with 6:37 left to play. Then came a barrage of fouls and miscues that gave Notre Dame a 21-point victory. The Irish didn’t seem to miss a shot from anywhere in the final six minutes of regulation.

Digging into the box score, Teisha Hyman had a nice game with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. She shot 50% from the field and came awfully close to a triple double. It was her best all-around game since she put up 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists in a win vs. UMBC last month. That win against the Retrievers was also the Orange’s last win as they are on a six-game slide and haven’t won in 2022.

As a whole, Cuse once again didn’t shoot great. They hit 37% of their field goal attempts, their best mark since Louisville two weeks ago. Sure, they’ve only played one game since then, but they have only shot over 40% from the field once in their last six games.

Three-point shooting has become a serious problem as the Orange have seen their three-point-percentage fall further and further each game. For the first time all season they shot under 20% from downtown Thursday night. Cuse has to get their shooting on track before things get too out of control.

Luckily for SU, five of their next six games are against unranked opponents. The Orange will continue walking the tightrope that is the ACC as they look to right the ship and stop the losing streak in its tracks. Their next opportunity to do that will be against Pittsburgh Sunday at noon at the dome. | @A_Cohen6