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Syracuse women’s basketball team to face Oklahoma State in NCAA Tournament

By Eric Reinhardt


The Syracuse University women’s basketball team earned the No. 8 seed in the Kansas City (Midwest) region of the NCAA Tournament. They’ll play the ninth-seeded Oklahoma State Cowgirls in Starkville, Mississippi on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in a game that ESPN2 will televise. In this photo, the Orange women played their home finale against Boston College on Feb. 25 in a game that Syracuse won, 69-63. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University women’s basketball on Monday night secured a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The Orange women earned the No. 8 seed in the Kansas City (Midwest) Region and will face ninth-seeded Oklahoma State on Saturday in Starkville, Mississippi.

Tip-off is slated for 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Saturday’s matchup with the Cowgirls represents the first time in program history that Syracuse has played Oklahoma State.

Should the Orange advance, they will face the winner of the matchup between the region’s No. 1 seed Mississippi State and 16th seeded Nicholls on Monday.

This is the 7th NCAA Tournament appearance for Syracuse under head coach Quentin Hillsman. In his tenure, the Orange women are 8-6 in the big dance, including an appearance in the 2016 tournament championship game, an 82-51 loss to the University of Connecticut.

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