Published on March 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm Eighth-seeded Syracuse (22-10, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) faces top-seeded Connecticut (33-0, 16-0 American Athletic) on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in Storrs, Connecticut. The two teams met last year in the national championship game, with UConn coming away victorious.Here are predictions from The Daily Orange beat writers on how the game will unfold.Matt FeldmanDéjà vuUConn 84, Syracuse 53UConn is an unstoppable force, and Syracuse is far from an immovable object. The Huskies have won 108-straight, and the Orange hasn’t done anything this season to prove it has what it takes to be the side that finally knocks off the Huskies. Redshirt senior Brittney Sykes and senior Alexis Peterson will struggle to get SU’s offense going, combining for a season-worst 25 points. The rest of the Orange contingent will barely make it into the box score at all. The Huskies are simply too good, and after Naismith Award finalists Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier have their way with the Orange in front of their home crowd in the Gampel Pavilion, UConn will rightfully cruise to the Sweet 16, and SU’s season will end the same way it did in 2016: a crushing loss to nation’s best team.Matthew GutierrezStorm in StorrsUConn 71, Syracuse 50AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Huskies get one step closer to a fifth straight national title with a sizable victory on their home floor. UConn’s seven skill players, each capable of eye-popping individual efforts, will be too much for Peterson and Co., which has proven all season its thin lineup isn’t built for short rest. Mastermind Geno Auriemma lost his best three players to the draft and Syracuse may sneak to within 10 around halftime, but no one is better than Connecticut.Tomer LangerJust too muchUConn 77, Syracuse 62To have any chance of winning, Syracuse would have to put together a near-perfect four quarters. They’ve shown flashes — the Orange played three fantastic quarters against national powerhouse Notre Dame earlier this year and looked phenomenal against Iowa State in the first quarter yesterday — but hasn’t put anything together for a full game. If SU can maintain that high-level of play against the best team in basketball, it has a chance. But it’s going to be really hard to do that. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
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Honorable Mention: Tristyn Allen, Sam Houston State; Tay Nance, Houston Baptist; Dakota Mayr, Stephen F. Austin. This is the second women’s track weekly award on the season for Schoneborn after earning the honor on March 20. Southeastern now has three different weekly women’s field honorees in 2018 as Davis joins Alexia Stein (March 13) and Vigdis Jonsdittir (March 27). Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. The Islanders head to Abilene tomorrow for the ACU Oliver Jackson Twilight while the Lady Lions travel to Hattiesburg, Miss., this weekend for the Southern Miss Open, beginning Friday. Honorable Mention: De’Shalyn Jones, Northwestern State; Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin; Michaela Hackett, Abilene Christian. FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Rabea Schoneborn and Southeastern Louisiana sophomore Ashley Davis are the Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Rabea Schoneborn, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Niederkassel, GermanySchoneborn set a new school record at Mt. SAC last weekend in the 10,000m, putting up the top mark in the SLC with a time of 33:49.46. The senior’s pace currently qualifies her for the postseason, ranking 13th in the West Region and 19th in the country. Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Ashley Davis, Southeastern Louisiana – So. – Watson, La.Davis broke her own school record in the shot put with a throw of 55-08.25 to take first at the LSU Alumni Gold. Her distance is the ninth-best Division I mark this season.