Syracuse Orange women's basketball

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Syracuse Orange
Basketball current event.svg 2022–23 Syracuse Orange women's basketball team
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UniversitySyracuse University
First season1971–72
All-time record748-639 (.543), 50th season
Head coach Felisha Legette-Jack (1st season)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Location Syracuse, New York
Arena Carrier Dome
(Capacity: 49,262)
Nickname Orange
ColorsOrange [1]
 
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NCAA tournament runner-up
2016
NCAA tournament Final Four
2016
NCAA tournament Elite Eight
2016
NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen
2016
NCAA tournament second round
1998, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021
NCAA tournament appearances
1985, 1988, 2002, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
AIAW tournament appearances
1981

The Syracuse Orange women's basketball program is an intercollegiate women's basketball team representing Syracuse University. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange play their home basketball games at the Carrier Dome in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, New York. The team is coached by Felisha Legette-Jack.

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History

Basketball started at Syracuse in 1898, playing against Hamilton Ontario YMCA. [2] Varsity team was fielded in 1971.

Postseason results

NCAA Division I

The Orange have appeared in 12 NCAA Tournaments, with a record of 10-12. [3]

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1985 (8)Second Round #1 Old Dominion L 88–63
1988 (6)Second Round #3 Ohio State L 116–75
2002 (10)First Round #7 Drake L 87–69
2008 (7)First Round #10 Hartford L 59–55
2013 (7)First Round #10 Creighton L 61–56
2014 (6)First Round
Second Round
#11 Chattanooga
#3 Kentucky
W 59–53
L 59–54
2015 (8)First Round
Second Round
#9 Nebraska
#1 South Carolina
W 72–69
L 97–68
2016 (4)First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
#13 Army
#12 Albany
#1 South Carolina
#7 Tennessee
#7 Washington
#1 Connecticut
W 73–56
W 76–59
W 80–72
W 89–67
W 80–59
L 81–52
2017 (8)First Round
Second Round
(9) Iowa State
(1) Connecticut
W 85–65
L 94–64
2018 (8)First Round(9) Oklahoma State L 84–57
2019 (3)First Round
Second Round
(14) Fordham
(6) South Dakota State
W 70–49
L 75–64
2021 (8)First Round
Second Round
(9) South Dakota State
(1) Connecticut
W 72–55
L 83–47

AIAW Division I

The Orange made one appearance in the AIAW National Division I basketball tournament, with a combined record of 0–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1981 First Round Kentucky L, 80–81

Year-by-year results

Statistics overview
SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Muriel Smith (Independent)(1971–1978)
1971-72Muriel Smith 5-5
1972-73Muriel Smith 5-3
1973-74Muriel Smith 4-5
1974-75Muriel Smith 10-0
1975-76Muriel Smith 6-8
1976-77Muriel Smith 12-5
1977-78Muriel Smith 15-7
Muriel Smith:57–33 (.633)
Barbara Jacobs (Independent)(1979–1982)
1978-79Barbara Jacobs 15-3
1979-80Barbara Jacobs 17-10
1980-81Barbara Jacobs 26-8 AIAW Tournament, 1st round
1910-82Barbara Jacobs 19-9
Barbara Jacobs:77–30 (.720)
Barbara Jacobs (Big East Conference)(1983–1993)
1982-83Barbara Jacobs 12-154-4
1983-84Barbara Jacobs 14-145-3
1984-85Barbara Jacobs 18-1310-5 NCAA Tournament, 1st round
1985-86Barbara Jacobs 19-1012-4
1986-87Barbara Jacobs 15-1311-5
1987-88Barbara Jacobs 22-913-3 NCAA Tournament, 1st round
1988-89Barbara Jacobs 15-127-8
1989-90Barbara Jacobs 15-137-9
1990-91Barbara Jacobs 7-213-13
1991-92Barbara Jacobs 9-195-13
1992-93Barbara Jacobs 6-214-14
Barbara Jacobs:152–160 (.487)81–81 (.500)
Marianna Freeman (Big East Conference)(1993–2003)
1993-94Marianna Freeman 5-232-16
1994-95Marianna Freeman 7-205-13
1995-96Marianna Freeman 14-149-9
1996-97Marianna Freeman 6-214-14
1997-98Marianna Freeman 12-157-11
1998-99Marianna Freeman 10-176-12
1999-00Marianna Freeman 10-183-13
2000-01Marianna Freeman 12-156-10
2001-02Marianna Freeman 18-139-7 NCAA Tournament, 1st round
2002-03Marianna Freeman 10-185-11
Marianna Freeman:104–174 (.374)56–116 (.326)
Keith Cieplicki (Big East Conference)(2003–2006)
2003–04Keith Cieplicki 6-213-13
2004–05Keith Cieplicki 13-164-12
2005–06Keith Cieplicki 9-182-14
Keith Cieplicki:28–55 (.337)9–39 (.188)
Quentin Hillsman (Big East Conference)(2006–2013)
2006–07Quentin Hillsman 9–203–13T-13th
2007–08Quentin Hillsman 22–910–6T-5th NCAA Tournament, 1st Round
2008–09Quentin Hillsman 17–155–11T-11thWNIT, 2nd Round
2009–10Quentin Hillsman 25–117–9T-8thWNIT Quarterfinals
2010–11Quentin Hillsman 25–109–7T-7thWNIT Quarterfinals
2011–12Quentin Hillsman 22–156–10T-10thWNIT Semifinals
2012–13Quentin Hillsman 24–811–5T-3rd NCAA Tournament, 1st Round
Quentin Hillsman:144–88 (.621)51–61 (.455)
Quentin Hillsman (Atlantic Coast Conference)(2013–2021)
2013–14Quentin Hillsman 23–1010–65th NCAA Tournament, 2nd Round
2014–15 Quentin Hillsman 22–1011–5T-4th NCAA Tournament, 2nd Round
2015–16 Quentin Hillsman 30–813–33rd NCAA Tournament Runner-up
2016–17 Quentin Hillsman 22–1111–56th NCAA Tournament, 2nd Round
2017–18 Quentin Hillsman 22–910–6T–6th NCAA Tournament, 1st Round
2018–19 Quentin Hillsman 25–911–55th NCAA Tournament, 2nd Round
2019–20 Quentin Hillsman 16–159–98thTournament not held
2020–21 Quentin Hillsman 15–99–7T-4th NCAA Tournament, 2nd Round
Quentin Hillsman:175–81 (.684)84–46 (.646)
Vonn Read (Atlantic Coast Conference)(2021–2022)
2021–22 Vonn Read 11–184–14T–11th
Vonn Read:11–18 (.379)4–14 (.222)
Felisha Legette-Jack (Atlantic Coast Conference)(2022–present)
2022–23 Felisha Legette-Jack 9–2
Felisha Legette-Jack:9–2 (.818)– (–)
Total:757–641 (.541)

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Source: [3]

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References

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