Syracuse Women’s Basketball gets back in the win column, defeating Virginia 77-70

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2022 at 1:02 pm by Sports Editor

By Adam Cohen | @A_Cohen6

Citrus TV Women’s Basketball Beat Reporter


Charlottesville, V.A. – Behind a big night from Naje Murray, the Syracuse Women’s Basketball team got back to their winning ways Tuesday night with a 77-70 win over Virginia. Playing the full 40 minutes, Murray shot 8/11 from the field, including 5/7 from downtown, to give her a 24-point night.

The rest of the team put up relatively pedestrian numbers, but they all played a part in the win. Teisha Hyman, also playing the full game, chipped in a team high eight rebounds and five assists. The sophomore guard also put up 13 points in the victory.

Unfortunately for SU, the rebounding woes continued. The team was outrebounded 33-31 by the Cavaliers. Rebounding has become the Orange’s biggest issue, and they haven’t won the battle on the glass since early January in a loss to Duke.

On the flip side, the shooting was a little better than it was against Louisville earlier in the week. The Orange shot 39% from the field and 27% from downtown. While those aren’t eye-popping numbers, they’re up from the numbers SU put up during their six-game losing streak.

Christianna Carr had another tough night in what has been an up-and-down 2022 for her. The Kansas State transfer had 10 points on 25% shooting. She has had great games, like a 19-point performance against Pittsburgh, or a 14-point, seven rebound game against Miami. As well as some low points, including a seven-point showing against Louisville on Sunday.

Looking ahead, Syracuse will travel to Pittsburgh on Sunday for another ACC showdown. Last time the two teams clashed, the Orange broke their six-game losing streak with an 80-72 win over the Panthers. Pitt and Cuse are set to tipoff at 2PM this upcoming Sunday afternoon. | @A_Cohen6