The UNC women’s basketball team traveled to No. 20 Syracuse to take on the Orange on Sunday. UNC (13-12, 2-10 ACC) fell behind early and couldn't climb back into the game, losing by a final score of 95-64.
Syracuse (18-8, 9-4 ACC) was led by Alexis Peterson, who had 27 points.
UNC could not keep up as Syracuse burst out of the gate on Sunday. This contest started off bad and just got worse for the Tar Heels. A seven-point deficit after the first quarter grew to a 17-point margin heading into intermission.
Syracuse was able to stymie UNC by playing safe basketball. The Orange only turned the ball over nine times — exactly half as many as UNC’s 18.
Destinee Walker’s 12.4 points per game were missed severely this afternoon. Having her as a scoring option helps to free up space for some of the other players on the team.