Upset City: Canes Take Down No. 6 Lady Lions
5-1 • 0-0 Big Ten
5-1 • 0-0 ACC
|6||Maria Brown, Keyona Hayes|
|3||Maggie Lucas, Dara Taylor|
November 29, 2012
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Morgan Stroman scored 15 points, leading Miami to a 69-65 victory over No. 6 Penn State on Thursday night.
Suriya McGuire's layup with 14 seconds remaining broke a 65-all tie. Alex Bentley had a chance to tie it but her jumper with 5 seconds left bounced off the rim. Miami's Michelle Woods grabbed the rebound and was fouled.
Woods made both free throws with 2 seconds remaining to secure the win for Miami (5-1).
Stefanie Yderstrom finished with 13 points and Woods scored 11 for the Hurricanes.
Maggie Lucas led the Lions (5-1) with a game-high 20 points.
Woods' 3-point play with 35 seconds left gave the Hurricanes a 65-62 lead. The Lions Lucas hit a 3 to tie it with 23 seconds remaining.
Bentley's layup with 8:47 remaining in the second half gave the Lions their first lead at 51-49. Lucas' two free throws with 8:22 left increased Penn State's lead to 53-49 and ended a 10-0 run.
Miami responded with a 3-pointer and jumper from Yderstrom and a layup by Stroman in the next 3:01 and retook the lead, 56-53.
Penn State rallied from a 10-point deficit midway through the first half and outscored Miami, 13-4, during a 5:03 stretch. Bentley's short jumper with 5:35 remaining pulled the Lions to 24-23.
The Lions twice tied it but couldn't overtake Miami in the first half. After Mia Nickson's basket with 2:00 left tied it at 29, the Hurricanes finished the first half on a 7-0 run. Woods' driving layup with 15 seconds remaining ended the surge and gave Miami at 36-29 lead at halftime.
The Hurricanes forced nine Penn State turnovers in the first 4:25 and opened an 8-0 lead. Stroman's two baskets keyed Miami's early surge. The Lions tied their season high for turnovers for a game in the first half with 20.
Keyona Hayes' short jumper with 11:48 remaining gave Miami their first double-digit lead at 20-10.
- Tonight's Starters: Maria Brown, Suriya McGuire, Morgan Stroman, Michelle Woods, and Stefanie Yderstrom.
- UM beat a ranked Big Ten opponent for the first time since Dec. 19, 1991 when the Canes topped Purdue at home 65-63.
- Stefanie Yderstrom tied her career-high with seven assists on the night. She previously had seven against SIUE on Feb. 7, 2010.
- The Hurricanes had a season-high 19 steals. The previous best was 15 in the season opener against North Florida.
- Morgan Stroman had a season-high five steals (topping two, last done against Radford on Nov. 24).
- Michelle Woods and Stefanie Yderstrom both had a season-high four steals. Woods previously had two at Richmond, and Yderstrom had three multiple times.
- Krystal Saunders scored eight points off the bench to lead substitutes from both teams in scoring.
- Miami beat a top 10 opponent for the first time since being on the road at Maryland on Feb. 12, 2012
- This was the Hurricanes' first game against Penn State in program history. Miami has now faced 11 of the current 12 Big Ten members.