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Syracuse women top No. 5 Louisville, 59-51

Syracuse earned head coach Quentin Hillsman‘s 300th win with a convincing 59-51 victory over No. 5 Louisville Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. It was the lowest point total the Cards have had all season and tied the Syracuse record for the largest margin of victory against a top-five opponent in program history (80-72, South Carolina March 25, 2016). Sunday’s victory also marked just the second time the Orange have topped a top-five opponent at home dating back to Jan. 2, 1996 when ‘Cuse defeated No. 2 UConn 62-59.

Lewis celebration

“It was a great game and a great win,” Hillsman said. “No win is more important than any other, but this is a little more important when you beat a top-five team this late in the season. You need all of your wins and this one is really big for us. Our girls just played really hard. They were really good and really aggressive. We just want our kids to compete throughout the season. When we play hard and play at a high level, it gives us a chance to win games and that’s what they’ve done. They’ve given us a good chance to keep winning games and we hope that we can keep stringing these wins along and keep taking care of our business.”