Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:33 pm
Alexander leads Syracuse to 61-56 win over 'Nova
The Associated Press
The Orange (24-6) led by as many as 15 in the second half, before Villanova came storming back, cutting the lead to two with 2 minutes left.
The Wildcats had won five of the last six meetings between the two schools, including a triple overtime thriller on March 2. But they had to play this one without leading scorer Laura Sweeney, who suffered a concussion in the Wildcats second-round win over Georgetown.
Rachel Roberts and Taylor Holeman each had 14 points for Villanova (21-10).
The Wildcats, who made a record 17 shots from behind the arc against Georgetown, made nine Sunday.
Alexander also pulled down 15 rebounds for the Orange, who will take on Connecticut in the semifinals on Monday night.