Syracuse's win over Washington in the Final Four had plenty of historical significance. Both teams were playing in the first Final Four in program history. Syracuse's win advanced them to the first National Championship game in their history.
Brianna Butler added to that by breaking the record for most three-pointers made in a single season in women's college basketball history. Her last of four made triples in the 80-59 win over Washington set the record at 128.
The previous record of 127 was set just last season by Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State.
Butler has made significant contributions to Syracuse's run in this year's postseason. She caught fire in the second halves of their Sweet-16 and Elite-8 wins. In the Sweet-16 win over South Carolina, she aided a comeback with her sharp shooting efforts.
Against Tennessee to advance to the Final Four, she helped the Orange pull away in the second half.
Butler and her Syracuse teammates face undefeated Connecticut Tuesday night at 8:30pm with the National Title on the line.