SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman Brittney Sykes and senior Kayla Alexander each scored 16 points and No. 24 Syracuse snapped a late-season swoon, beating 13th-ranked Louisville 68-57 on Monday night.
The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for Syracuse (23-6, 11-5 Big East) and gave the Orange the third seed and a double-bye for the Big East tournament as they seek their first NCAA bid since 2008.
The Orange are seeded behind Notre Dame and Connecticut, while Louisville (23-7, 11-5) dropped to the fourth spot and fell to 1-4 against ranked teams, also losing to Kentucky, UConn and Notre Dame. Louisville will also get a double-bye in the conference tournament.
Syracuse, coming off its first defeat at home this season, a 77-75 triple-overtime loss to Villanova Saturday, finished 13-1 in the Carrier Dome.
Senior Carmen Tyson-Thomas had 10 points and 12 rebounds and senior Elashier Hall added 10 points and six steals.