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No. 20 Syracuse women win 20th game, beat Pittsburgh 73-57

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 26, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alexis Peterson scored 25 points, Brittney Sykes had 21 points, nine rebounds and four steals, and No. 20 Syracuse beat Pittsburgh 73-57 on Sunday.

Pittsburgh cut it to six points early in the fourth quarter but the Orange went on a 11-0 run — with four points from Briana Day — for a 69-52 lead with 4:31 to go. The lead didn't dip below 14 the rest of the way.

Day finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for Syracuse (20-9, 11-5 ACC). Sykes made all eight of her free throws and Peterson was 10 of 14 as the Orange went 25 for 33 (75.8 percent).

Brandi Harvey-Carr led Pittsburgh (13-16, 4-12) with 18 points on 10-of-13 shooting at the stripe. Brenna Wise added 13 points and Jasmine Whitney had 11 points, five rebounds and four assists. The Panthers shot 43 percent but were outrebounded 40-24.

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