SU women's basketball falls to Kentucky ending historic season for Orange

Published 03/24 2014 05:45PM

Updated 03/25 2014 02:33AM

Lexington, KY (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse women’s basketball team lost to the Kentucky Wildcats 64-59 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday, putting an end to a historic season for the Orange.

SU (23-10) qualified for its highest seeding ever in the big dance and won its first NCAA Tournament game in program history on Saturday against Chattanooga.

The No. 6 seed Orange faced No. 3 seed Kentucky without leading scorer Brittney Sykes, who hurt her knee during Chattanooga on Saturday.

With the victory, the Wildcats (26-8) will face either Baylor or California in the Sweet 16.

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