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Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024 at 12:27 pm

Syracuse’s 2023-2024 Season Comes to Close in NCAA Second Round to UConn

By Andrew Della Piana | @dellie_5

The 2023-2024 Syracuse women’s basketball team will go as a resilient family. A team that fought, scratched, and clawed through everything together. A group that just fell short to the 11-time National Champions UConn Huskies in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. While the season came to a close for the Orange, the message was clear, it wasn’t a funeral, but a celebration. 

“This was the best year of my career and you know that’s probably the thing that I look back at uh when I had the choice to leave I didn’t know that this would be the best year of my career.”

“We went through a lot together and if they hurting you know you hurt too um even though it’s a hurt that’s a good thing you know because they love each other the way they the things that we had to go through to get to this point to see that the fights were necessary to get to this love part of of your heart it just reminds me that we got to continue to push through push forward with the culture that we’re building at Syracuse University and the character that’s in is necessary to go to even though you feel like you being wronged at times you gotta push through that for that character and these ladies have done the work and they brought the the the the standards from Buffalo.” 

Syracuse was projected to finish 9th in the conference, and ended up tying the program record in regular season wins. A second-year bench boss in Felisha Legette-Jack, who earned herself the first ACC Coach of the Year in school history. The future is bright for SU women’s hoops and they have the right mentality to do it: as one.

aedellap@syr.edu | @dellie_5