No. 21 Syracuse women beat Rutgers 58-45

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 02:30 hrs

Kayla Alexander and Elashier Hall converted three-point plays to key a decisive second-half spurt, and No. 21 Syracuse beat Rutgers 58-45 on Tuesday night, denying Scarlet Knights coach C. Vivian Stringer her 900th victory.

Stringer, a Hall of Famer in her 42nd season as a head coach, is seeking to become just the fourth women's coach to reach 900 wins along with Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell, who reached the mark on Feb. 7.

The Scarlet Knights have lost three straight since Stringer earned her 899th career victory against Cincinnati. Stringer's next chance will come Saturday afternoon at St. John's.

Syracuse (22-3, 10-2 Big East), which has its best record in program history through 25 games, broke a three-game losing streak against Rutgers (14-11, 5-7) and upped its home record to 12-0.

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