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@MiamiWBB Cruises to Holiday Tourney Title

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          Release: 12/29/2012
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Coral Gables, Fla. • Attendance: 1000

 
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10-2 • 1-0 ACC
 
Individual Leaders
     
 
Points
  16 Jacki Gulczynski
  18 Stefanie Yderstrom
 
Rebounds
  9 Cassie Rochel
  12 Pepper Wilson
  Assists
  6 Tiera Stephen
  4 Michelle Woods

December 29, 2012

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The University of Miami women's basketball team proved to be too much for a Big Ten team for the second time this season, dominating Wisconsin 67-44 for the UM Holiday Tournament championship.

For the second straight night, Stefanie Yderstrom would lead all scorers with 18 points, hitting a season-best five three pointers. For her performance, the senior All-ACC guard was named the tournament's most valuable performer.

Joining Yderstrom on the all-tournament team was freshman Keyona Hayes and fellow senior Shawnice Wilson. Wilson was the only player to record double-digit rebounds on Friday night, pulling down 12. It was the fifth time this season the Pittsburg native had 11 or more boards.

A night after recording her team-leading third double-double of the season, Hayes scored six points and snagged nine caroms.

The balanced scoring and depth for Miami has been one of the greatest strengths so far this season. However, the Canes feature the nation's eighth best defense in field goal percentage and the Badgers fared no better than most against UM. Wisconsin shot a season-worst 24 percent from the floor and were badly out-rebounded, 59-31.

Miami used an 11-0 run over a span of 5:51 to open up a 27-14 lead in the latter stages of the opening half and headed into the locker room with a 34-16 lead. Morgan Stroman, limited in the Canes' win in the tourney opener with foul trouble, returned to form early on, scoring 12 of her 15 points in the first period.

The Badgers were led by all-tournament team member Jacki Gulczynski's 16 points.

Earlier in the year, the Canes upset then sixth-ranked Penn State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Hurricanes will celebrate the New Year then return to court on Jan. 3, returning to conference play, when they welcome Clemson to the BankUnited Center. Game time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

2012 All UM Holiday All-Tournament Team
Jaclyn Babe - Central Connecticut State
Jacki Gulczynki - Wisconsin
Morgan Paige - Wisconsin
Keyona Hayes - Miami
Shawnice Wilson - Miami

All-Tournament MVP
Stefanie Yderstrom

 

Schedule
 
Thursday, November 06
Women's Basketball vs. Nova Southeastern (Exhibition)
Coral Gables, Fla.
4:00 PM
Friday, November 14
Women's Basketball vs. Oakland
Coral Gables, Fla.
11:00 AM
Monday, November 17
Women's Basketball at Middle Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tenn.
TBA
Friday, November 21
Women's Basketball vs. North Florida
Coral Gables, Fla.
8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 25
Women's Basketball vs. Arizona State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Friday, November 28
Women's Basketball vs. Illinois State
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Saturday, November 29
Women's Basketball vs. Buffalo / Tulsa
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Thursday, December 04
Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Saturday, December 06
Women's Basketball vs. Jacksonville
Coral Gables, Fla.
4:00 PM
Saturday, December 13
Women's Basketball vs. Coppin State
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Thursday, December 18
Women's Basketball at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
TBA
Friday, December 19
Women's Basketball at TBD
New Orleans, La.
TBA
Sunday, December 28
Women's Basketball vs. FAMU
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Monday, December 29
Women's Basketball vs. LSU / UNC-Greensboro
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
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