Syracuse women pound Washington 80-59, reach NCAA final

Apr 4, 2016 12:52 AM by Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Alexis Peterson scored 18 points and Brittney Sykes added 17 to help Syracuse roll past Washington 80-59 and into their first women's national championship game.

The Orange (30-7) will face UConn, the three-time defending champions, Tuesday night in Indianapolis.

And they made it look almost as easy the Huskies, who set a semifinal record with a 29-point victory over Pac-12 champion Oregon State in the early game Sunday.

Washington (26-11) was led by Talia Walton, who had 29 points and made a Final Four-record eight 3-pointers. The previous record of six was set by Katie Steding in the 1990 title game and matched in 2013 by Antonita Slaughter.

Kelsey Plum, the nation's No. 3 scorer, had 17 points.

Syracuse took a 23-12 lead after one quarter, extended the lead to 39-20 midway through the second quarter and never let the Huskies get within single digits again.

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