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WBB Stays Perfect in ACC, Tops UVa, 58-52

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          Release: 01/06/2013
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MIAMI

12-2 • 3-0 ACC
 
Individual Leaders
     
 
Points
  18 Kelsey Wolfe
  17 Stefanie Yderstrom
 
Rebounds
  11 Telia McCall
  8 Morgan Stroman
  Assists
  4 China Crosby, Ataira Franklin
  3 Krystal Saunders

January 6, 2013

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The Miami Hurricanes improved to 3-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for just the second time in program history, toppling the Virginia Cavaliers 58-52 Sunday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.

Seniors Stefanie Yderstrom and Morgan Stroman combined for 30 points in the win, Miami's 10th-straight at home and fifth-straight overall.

Neither team was able to pull away in the first half, even after the Hurricanes (12-2, 3-0 ACC) opened the game on a 7-2 run in just over two minutes. A three-pointer from Yderstrom opened the scoring, while a fast-break layup from Stroman put Miami up by five with 17:41 to go.

"That's ACC basketball right there," head coach Katie Meier said. "Physical. Cerebral. Both teams knowing each others' plays, and scouts, and communicating."

Sophomore Suriya McGuire provided first-half fireworks of her own, racing back for an impressive block off the backboard on Cavaliers' junior Kelsey Wolfe midway through the period. Another strong athletic display from McGuire, this one on a tightly-contested lay-up on the offensive end, gave Miami a 22-19 advantage with 8:03 left.

"That was an enormous game for Suriya McGuire," Meier said. "That's fun. That's why we love this team. Everyone stays in it."

Seven different Hurricanes registered points in the first frame, as the hosts took a 29-25 lead into the locker room.

A strong start to the second half, where Miami held the visitors without a field goal for a stretch of nearly five minutes, helped the Hurricanes' lead balloon as high as 14 with 13:52 to go.

Meier pointed to her team's halftime tradition of writing down the necessary adjustments on the locker room white board as essential to the surge.

"They nailed it," she said.

But the Cavaliers erased the deficit in just under four minutes, exploding on a 17-2 run to take a 46-45 advantage.

"It was a quick run," Yderstrom said. "We were actually a little bit surprised. I think we lost focus a bit."

Miami would respond, as Yderstrom's third three-pointer of the night gave the Hurricanes a four-point advantage with 5:33 to go. Six straight points from McGuire in the game's final stages, including a dagger of a three-pointer with 1:32 left, helped keep the Hurricanes perfect in their conference slate.

"When the minutes go down, in the second half, both teams are tired," McGuire said. "You have to stay focused. It's what team wants it more."

Miami's bench outscored Virginia's 15-4, including nine from McGuire and four from freshman Keyona Hayes. Wolfe led all scorers with 18 points.

"We're exhausted. That was just a really, really good win for our program," Meier said. "Virginia is a very good team with a lot of things that can give you fits."

 

 

 

 

Schedule
 
Friday, November 28
Women's Basketball vs. Illinois State
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
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Saturday, November 29
Women's Basketball vs. Buffalo / Tulsa
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
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Thursday, December 04
Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Saturday, December 06
Women's Basketball vs. Jacksonville
Coral Gables, Fla.
4:00 PM
Live Stats
Saturday, December 13
Women's Basketball vs. Coppin State
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Live Stats
Thursday, December 18
Women's Basketball at UCLA
New Orleans, La.
6:00 PM
Friday, December 19
Women's Basketball at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
8:00 PM
Sunday, December 28
Women's Basketball vs. FAMU
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Live Stats
Monday, December 29
Women's Basketball vs. LSU / UNC-Greensboro
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
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Sunday, January 04
Women's Basketball vs. Boston College
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
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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
Thursday, January 15
Women's Basketball vs. Clemson
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
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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
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