WBB Advances to ACC Tournament Quarterfinals
10-20 • 4-14 ACC
21-9 • 11-7 ACC
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March 7, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Shawnice Wilson scored 17 points and Miami pulled away to beat Virginia Tech 45-39 on Thursday in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Morgan Stroman added 13 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Hurricanes (21-9). They will play fourth-seeded Florida State (21-8) in Friday's quarterfinals.
Uju Ugoka and Monet Tellier had 11 points apiece and Alyssa Fenyn added 10 for the 12th-seeded Hokies (10-20).
Ugoka's jumper with 4:14 left pulled Virginia Tech to 35-31, but the Hokies missed six of their next seven shots.
Stefanie Yderstrom hit a 3-pointer three possessions later to put Miami up by seven, and the Hurricanes iced it by hitting 7 of 12 free throws in the final 90 seconds.
Miami had 20 turnovers and shot just 28.6 percent (14 of 49). The Hokies shot 26.9 percent (14 for 52), turned it over 17 times and had just eight points at halftime.
Miami and Virginia Tech met for the 17th time in program history Thursday with Miami owning the overall series record, 11-6. Miami topped Virginia Tech twice during the regular season including a March 3 matchup in Blacksburg, where the Hurricanes topped the Hokies, 64-46.
- With a combined 84 points, Virginia Tech and Miami set an ACC Tournament record for fewest points in a game. The previous record was 88, set in a 2004 Quarterfinal matchup between NC State (45) and Clemson (43).
- The two teams also set an ACC Tournament record for lowest combined fi eld goal percentage (.277, 28-for-101). NC State and Clemson shared the previous record after shooting .284 in the same quarterfinal matchup in 2004.
Virginia Tech (10-20, 4-14 ACC)
- The Hokies recorded season-lows in the first half in both points (8) and field goal percentage (14%, 3-of-21). The eight first half points is a record for the fewest first half points in ACC Tournament history. The previous record was also held by Virginia Tech when they tallied 15 first half point against Boston College in the first round of the tournament in 2008.
- With just 39 points in the game, Virginia Tech set an ACC Tournament record in fewest points in a game as well as field goal percentage (.269, 14-for-52).
- Junior Uju Ugoka scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds coming off the bench for the Hokies, the 13th time this season she has scored in double-figures.
- After scoring just two points in the opening half, junior Monet Tellier scored nine points the second half for her 24th double-digit scoring game of the season.
Miami (21-9, 11-7 ACC)
- The Hurricanes held Virginia Tech to an ACC Tournament record eight points in the fi rst half. The previous record for fewest first half points was 15 by Virginia Tech against Boston College March 6, 2008.
- Miami's defense held Virginia Tech to fi rst half season-lows in both points (8) and fi eld goal percentage (14%, 3-of-21). The previous low for the Miami defense came in the first game of the season when Miami held North Florida to 12 points in the first half on 18.5% (5-of-27) from the floor.
- In the game, the Hurricanes held the Hokies to ACC Tournament records for fewest points (39) and lowest field goal percentage (.269, 14-for-52).
- Coming off ACC Player of the Week honors, senior Shawnice Wilson scored 17 points to go along with eight boards, the 15th time this season Wilson recorded double-digit points. Wilson garnered Player of the Week honors after leading Miami to its first-ever win over No. 5-4 Duke on Feb. 28 with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
- Senior Morgan Stroman, a First Team All-ACC (ACC Coaches, Blue Ribbon Panel) selection, contributed 8 points and 13 rebounds in the game, the 11th time this season Stroman has grabbed double-digit rebounds.
- Sophomore Michelle Woods grabbed a career high eight rebounds against the Holies. Woods' previous career-high was five against Virginia Tech Feb. 3, 2013.