Nurse hits 9 3-pointers to lead UConn over Syracuse 94-64

Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over Syracuse in a

Connecticut's Kia Nurse reacts after hitting a 3-point

Connecticut's Kia Nurse reacts after hitting a 3-point basket in the first half of a second-round game against Syracuse in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) (Credit: AP)

(AP) -- UConn's Kia Nurse heard the boasts from Syracuse that it would bring the best backcourt in America into Monday night's second-round rematch of last year's national championship game.

She used that as motivation.

The junior guard scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over the Orange.

The boasting "allows you...

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