SYRACUSE, New York (NEWS CENTER) - The Maine women's basketball team had their hands full on Sunday as the Black Bears were handed their first loss of the season by fellow unbeaten Syracuse 97-42.
The Orange (5-0) dominated the game defensively forcing 27 turnovers and outrebounding Maine 55-33.
The Black Bears (3-1) return to floor on Friday for opener of their Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament against UMASS at the Cross Insurance Center.
Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. with the winners advancing to Saturday's championship game at 7 p.m. against the winner Wisconsin-Green Bay and William & Mary.
The consoloation game will precede Saturday's championship at 5 p.m.