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Freshman Lexie Brown has season-high 31 as No. 8 Maryland women beats Syracuse 89-64

  • Maryland's Alyssa Thomas drives between Syracuse's Bria Day (55) and Isabella Slim(10) during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Maryland's Alyssa Thomas drives between Syracuse's Bria Day (55) and Isabella Slim(10) during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maryland's Laurin Mincy drives against Syracuse during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

    Maryland's Laurin Mincy drives against Syracuse during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)  (The Associated Press)

Freshman guard Lexie Brown scored a season-high 31 points, going 7 of 8 from beyond the arc, and No. 8 Maryland beat Syracuse 89-64 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.

The Orange (16-6, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) dropped to 0-4 all-time against Maryland (17-4, 5-3), including a 77-62 loss two weeks ago.

The Terrapins were coming off two setbacks in a four-day span, an 87-83 home loss to No. 2 Notre Dame on Monday night and a 72-63 defeat at No. 18 North Carolina State on Thursday night.

A day after the Orange men edged No. 17 Duke 91-89 in overtime to put themselves in position to move to No. 1 in the nation, the women's team had a chance to make it back into the rankings but faltered mightily after posting a signature win.