basketball-women-d1 flag

Jared Thompson | NCAA.com | January 29, 2016

Call of the Week: Syracuse swats Boston College

Briana Day’s swat and scoop with just seconds left set in motion the go-ahead play for Syracuse as they defeated Boston College, 62-61, Wednesday, Jan. 27.

On the following offensive possession, Syracuse senior Cornelia Fondren corralled an offensive board and drained a free throw with 1.9 seconds on the clock to break the tie seal a much needed ACC win for the Orange.

"I'm just really happy for our kids," head coach Quentin Hillsman said. "Even though we had two tough games, losing at Notre Dame and losing to Louisville at home, and came back on one day's rest, it was just tremendous by our players. What can I say? We just turned around, came out, and played really hard tonight."

CuseTV.com play-by-play voice Brian Higgins had the call:

Boston College (13-7, 1-6 ACC) took an 18-5 lead with 4:01 remaining in the opening quarter. Syracuse (15-6, 5-3) used a 10-0 run in the second to take its first lead of the game. The Orange would hold onto that lead until the Eagles' late charge in the fourth quarter.
Back-to-back lay-ups from Fasoula gave the Eagles a 59-58 edge with 3:31 remaining in regulation. On the very next possession,

Syracuse redshirt junior guard Brittney Sykes made an old-fashioned 3-point play to put the Orange back ahead, 61-59. Fasoula converted another lay-up to tie it with 1:49 remaining to set the scene for the wild finish.

Senior guard Brianna Butler finished with a team-high 22 points on the night, matching her season-best scoring effort. Sykes tallied 13 points, becoming the 25th player in program history to score 1,000 career points.

Syracuse next plays at No. 17 Miami on Monday, Feb. 1.

NCAA DI women's lacrosse quarterfinals: Previewing Maryland, Boston College and the teams still alive

Only eight teams remain. And after this weekend, four of them will move closer to grabbing the Division I women’s lacrosse championship.
READ MORE

Maryland, Boston College hold top two seeds in NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Committee top 10 reveal

Undefeated Maryland (16-0) and Boston College (17-0) would be the top two seeds in the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship if the season ended today.
READ MORE

These 5 teams missed out on their NCAA tournament regional finals but could win it all next year

While four of the more dominant teams this season reached the Final Four, while Oregon, Notre Dame, Baylor and UConn backed up their strong regular seasons with deep NCAA tournament runs, there’s no guarantee they’ll return next year. In fact, some teams that failed to advance to their region’s final could take their place.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners