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Womenís Basketball Falls on Road to Rutgers

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          Release: 12/16/2012
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Piscataway, N.J. • Attendance: 1622

 
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7-2 • 0-0 ACC
 
Individual Leaders
     
 
Points
  13 Monique Oliver
  10 Shawnice Wilson
 
Rebounds
  11 Chelsey Lee
  13 Shawnice Wilson
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  2 Four players
  3 Krystal Saunders

December 16, 2012

PISCATAWAY, N.J.  -- Shawnice Wilson’s second double-double of the season wasn’t enough for the University of Miami women’s basketball team, as the Hurricanes fell, 42-34, to Rutgers at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Sunday night.

The Hurricanes (7-2) shot only 19 percent against the Rutgers defense and scored a season-low 34 points, despite 10 points and 13 rebounds from Wilson. It was the second double-double of the season for the powerful center.

Miami’s defense was stout on the evening as well, holding the home team to 33 percent shooting and forcing 21 turnovers.

As good as the Canes played on defense, they couldn’t overcome two long droughts in which they didn’t convert on a field goal attempt.  A drought in the first half lasted 9:55 and another in the second period went on for 11:30.

Senior Stefanie Yderstrom, riddled with foul trouble throughout the contest, ended with nine points, while Krystal Saunders added seven.

The Hurricane offense wasn’t able to get on track in the first half, converting on just four of its 22 field goal attempts. However, the Miami defense was impressive in holding Rutgers to under 30 percent from the field.

Wilson led all players with seven points and eight rebounds at the break and her layup with just two seconds left in the half, capped a 6-0 run that closed the gap to just one at 16-15.

Rutgers (7-3) was led by Chelsey Lee’s 11 rebounds and Monique Oliver’s 13 points.

Miami’s next contest will be its conference opener, welcoming NC State to the BankUnited Center on Dec. 20. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m.

For all the latest information on Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball, follow the official Twitter feed, @MiamiWBB, or "Like Us" on Facebook at facebook.com/MiamiWBB. In addition, the program’s official blog can be found at uwomenshoops.tumblr.com.

 

 

Schedule
 
Friday, December 19
Women's Basketball at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
8:00 PM
Sunday, December 28
Women's Basketball vs. Florida A&M
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Live Stats Live Video
Monday, December 29
Women's Basketball vs. LSU / UNC-Greensboro
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Live Stats Live Video
Sunday, January 04
Women's Basketball vs. Boston College
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Live Stats Live Video
Thursday, January 08
Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, January 11
Women's Basketball at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
2:00 PM
Live Video
Thursday, January 15
Women's Basketball vs. Clemson
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, January 18
Women's Basketball at Duke
Durham, N.C.
1:00 PM
RSN
Wednesday, January 21
Women's Basketball vs. Virginia
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, January 25
Women's Basketball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
5:00 PM
RSN
Sunday, February 01
Women's Basketball at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.
1:00 PM
ESPN3
Thursday, February 05
Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, February 08
Women's Basketball at Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
2:00 PM
ESPN3
Thursday, February 12
Women's Basketball at Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y.
7:00 PM
Sunday, February 15
Women's Basketball vs. Georgia Tech
Coral Gables, Fla.
3:00 PM
ESPN3
Live Stats
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