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Syracuse Women Beat Lady Vols 89-67

Posted at 5:29 PM, Mar 27, 2016

Alexis Peterson scored a season-high 29 points, Brianna Butler hit three straight 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to break open the game, and Syracuse advanced to its first women's Final Four with an 89-67 victory over Tennessee in the Sioux Falls Regional final Sunday.

The fourth-seeded Orange (29-7) will play No.  7 seed Washington in a national semifinal next Sunday in Indianapolis.

Reserve Cornelia Fondren made all six of her shots and finished with 13 points to help Syracuse follow its Friday upset of top-seeded South Carolina with its 15th victory in 16 games.

Diamond DeShields scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Vols (22-14) in the loss that finished their surprise NCAA run after a 13-loss regular season that was the worst in program history.