2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
33-2, 1st in SEC
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70dCharlie Creme

Irish on top of way-too-early preseason top 25

Think it's too early for a preseason top 25? Think UConn should lead the rankings? Think again. The 2016-17 season looks as wide-open as any season in more than a decade.

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Five SEC players taken in 2016 WNBA draft (1:04)
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Where does SEC women's basketball go from here? (4:00)
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93dMechelle Voepel

With nothing to lose, Syracuse pulls off upset

Syracuse played loose and relaxed -- and stuck to its game plan -- in handing South Carolina, a team with expectations of making the Final Four, just its second loss of the season.

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Syracuse shocks South Carolina, advances to Elite Eight (0:57)
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Orange storm back to stun top-seeded Gamecocks

Brianna Butler scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:01 left, and Syracuse upset No. 1 seed South Carolina 80-72 in the Sioux Falls Regional semifinal.

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Syracuse upsets No. 1 seed South Carolina

The Orange took the lead with three minutes left in the second half and held on to knock out the Gamecocks 80-72 to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time ever. Alexis Peterson had 25 points for Syracuse, including two free throws with 20 seconds left to extend the lead. Box score

Watch: Syracuse (25-7) vs. South Carolina (31-1)

No. 4 Syracuse will try to use its pressure defense, which averages a nation-high 24.5 turnovers per game, to slow down top-seeded South Carolina in this Sweet 16 clash. The Gamecocks knocked the Orange out of the tournament last year in the second round and also beat them 67-63 when they met earlier this season. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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SEC in the Sweet 16 (2:48)
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94dMechelle Voepel

Syracuse stuns top-seeded South Carolina

With its improbable victory, Syracuse delivered just the second loss of the season to top-seeded South Carolina, whose other defeat was to No. 1-ranked UConn in February.