NCAAW: Syracuse, Princeton and UC Davis all upset Top 25 teams

The chaos that the Syracuse females’s basketball program faced this previous offseason was well-documented. Head coach Quentin Hillsman resigned after he was implicated of bullying gamers and almost the whole 2020-21 lineup moved somewhere else.

As an outcome, the Orange went from a second-round NCAA Tournament group to being forecasted to complete 12th out of 15 groups in the ACC this year. They began 2-4 with blowout losses concerning presently ranked groups in Notre Dame and South Florida and other losses concerning Minnesota and Buffalo.

However, after beating Colgate on Sunday, Syracuse (4-4, 0-1 ACC) made a big-time win when it upset No. 18 Ohio State (5-1, 0-0 Big Ten) 97-91 on Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Orange played simply 6 gamers in the triumph at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, with redshirt sophomore Teisha Hyman dropping an outstanding 30 indicate support 6 helps. Texas Tech transfer Naje Murray included 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assistants and previous Texas Tech star Chrislyn Carr, who moved to Baylor mid-season in 2015, had 23 points.

Jacy Sheldon led the Buckeyes with 23 points and likewise had 3 helps and 3 takes, while Taylor Mikesell had 21 points and 5 rebounds and Rebeka Mikulasikova had 16 points and 7 boards.

Syracuse routed by 6 after one, however won the 2nd by 3 and the 3rd by 10 prior to leading by a minimum of 6 throughout the 4th.

Other upsets

Princeton Tigers (6-1, 0-0 Ivy) over No. 22 FGCU Eagles (7-1, 0-0 ASUN), 58-55

An Abby Meyers jumper with 20 seconds to go put the Tigers up 2 and an Ellie Mitchell take provided the ball back with 6 ticks staying. FGCU was not able to try another shot and a Maggie Connolly totally free toss for Princeton led to the last rating.

The triumph was the Tigers’ initially over a Top 25 challenger in 43 years.

Meyers ended up with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 takes, while Grace Stone included 17, 5 and 3. The country’s second-leading scorer, Kierstan Bell, dropped 19 points and had 12 rebounds and 3 blocks in defeat. She was 0-of-9 from range.

FCGU tried 29 3s, making 8, while Princeton tried simply 5, making 2.

The Tigers were selected to win the Ivy League this year and likewise have a quality, 20-point win over CAA co-favorite Delaware.

UC Davis Aggies (4-2, 0-0 Big West) over No. 18 Oregon Ducks (3-3, 0-0 Pac-12), 64-57

Oregon lacked stars Nyara Sabally and Te-Hina Paopao, however still an excellent win for the Aggies, who were selected to complete initially in the Big West however have a blowout loss to San Francisco on their resume. Cierra Hall blazed a trail with 13 indicate support her 5 boards and 3 helps. Davis was down one at halftime however won the 3rd by 8. Oregon didn’t assist itself by going 10-of-17 at the totally free toss line and 5-of-22 from deep.

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