With its win against No. 14/14 Miami on Jan. 22, the Syracuse women’s basketball team matched its program record with its 16th consecutive victory in the friendly confines of the Carrier Dome. Syracuse has not lost a game at home since Jan. 25, 2016.
Here is a look back through the Orange’s past 16 victories in the Loud House:
Behind 10 3-point field goals from seniors Brianna Butler, Taylor Ford, and Maggie Morrison, Syracuse knocked off No. 10/9 Florida State, 83-73, on Senior Day on Feb. 18, 2016. It marked the team’s third ranked win of the regular season, setting a program record.
For the first time in the history of the Carrier Dome, the women’s basketball team hosted first and second round contests of the NCAA Tournament. The Orange trounced Army West Point, 73-56, on March 18, 2016, to advance to the second round for the third straight year.
Syracuse made history on March 20, 2016 when it defeated Albany, 76-59, to move on to its first Sweet 16. The fourth-largest crowd in program history, 3,842, witnessed the team’s monumental victory.
Behind 28 points from guard Alexis Peterson, the Orange cruised to a 95-49 win against Rhode Island in their 2016-17 season opener on Nov. 11, 2016. It marked the most points scored by a Syracuse player in a campaign starter since the 2008-09 season.
On the first annual School Day in the Carrier Dome, the Orange stymied Coppin State, 76-30, on Dec. 7, 2016. The total attendance for the game was 3,932, the third-largest crowd in program history.
Syracuse topped Boston College, 79-52, on the first Doggy Dome Day on Jan. 8. There were 178 dogs in attendance, along with 1,614 humans. Head coach Quentin Hillsman was recognized prior to the game for becoming the program’s all-time winningest coach.
Guard Alexis Peterson put on a performance for the ages against No. 23/22 NC State on Jan. 12. The Columbus, Ohio native notched a school-record 45 points in the team’s 85-75 victory. It marked the most points scored by an individual, male or female, in the history of the Carrier Dome.
The Orange defeated No. 14/14 Miami, 81-48, to match their program record with its 16th consecutive home victory. It marked the club’s third win against a nationally ranked opponent in the regular season, matching the Syracuse record. The 33-point victory marked the second largest margin of victory against a nationally ranked foe in program history, as well.