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February 21, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - The University of Miami women's basketball team kept its composure in a pressure-filled late-game situation to earn a 59-55 win at NC State on Thursday at historic Reynolds Coliseum.
The Canes led by as many as 17 points in the second half, but a 21-3 run by the home team erased that lead with 6:26 to play. However, Miami's Shawnice Wilson would score the Hurricanes next four points, giving her team a lead they would not again relinquish.
Wilson has faced NC State four times in her career, and in each of the last three meetings, she has recorded a double-double. She one again accomplished the feat on Thursday, scoring 12 points to go with 10 rebounds.
Stefanie Yderstrom led all scorers on the night, pouring in 17 and connecting on all six of her free throw attempts. In the meeting between the two teams in December's ACC opener, the native of Sweden scored a season-best 21 points.
Like Wilson and Yderstrom, fellow senior Morgan Stroman had a big night. The Hopkins, S.C. native scored 11 points and came up just one rebound shy of her eighth double-double of the season. Her biggest play of the night came with 19 seconds left to play. Miami led 56-53 and Suryia McGuire had just missed the front end of a 1-and-1, but Stroman battled for the rebound and was fouled on the putback. She would hit one of two from the line to make it a two possession game, essentially sealing the win.
Kody Burke led the Wolfpack with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Krystal Barrett had 12 points and eight rebounds.
In a combined 80 minutes of play between the two teams this season, the Hurricanes held NC State's All-ACC Guard Marissa Katanek to six points. She was scoreless in the teams' first meeting.
After an NC State basket and only nine seconds remaining before the half, Miami head coach Katie Meier called a timeout and drew up one last play. The ball was inbounded to Hayes, then relayed to Wilson and Yderstrom, before a wide open McGuire was able to sink a layup prior to the buzzer. Yderstrom led all scorers at the half with nine points as Miami held a 33-23 lead.
Miami next hits the court in Atlanta for a rematch against Georgia Tech on Feb. 24. Tip-off is for 1 p.m.