Women's Basketball Falls At The Buzzer To #14 Rutgers
Jan. 27, 2001
CORAL GABLES, Fla.–The University of Miami women’s basketball team fell 39-37 at the buzzer to No. 14 Rutgers in a BIG EAST matchup Saturday night at Knight Sports Complex.
The Hurricanes (9-9 overall, 2-5 in the BIG EAST) committed a season-high of 33 turnovers in the loss, compared to 24 for Rutgers (13-5 overall, 6-2 in the BIG EAST)
Freshman Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) came off of the bench to score a career-high of 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the UM offense. Freshman Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) also scored 11 points and picked up eight boards.
Rutgers improves to 10-4 on the all-time series versus Miami.
The Scarlet Knights scored first on a made free throw by Tasha Pointer, followed by jumper by
Kourtney Walton to put Rutgers on top 3-0 with 17:19 remaining in the game.
Miami answered back going on a 15-0 run with 10:00 left to play in the half, putting UM on top 15-3. The Hurricanes continued to build the lead, taking a 23-14 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Miami shot 40.0% in the first half, compared to 26.1% for Rutgers.
The Hurricanes maintained the lead until Tammy Sutton-Brown hit a lay-up, followed by two made free throws to tie the game (37-37) with 1:19 remaining in the game.
Nikki Jett stole the ball for RU with 19 seconds remaining in the game, after back-to-back full timeouts called by Rutgers, Davalyn Cunningham drove straight to the basket scoring the winning two-points on a made lay-up at the buzzer.
Rutgers outscored Miami 25-14 in the second half to earn the victory. Miami shot 36.7% for the game, compared to 28.3% for Rutgers.
Rutgers scored 17 of its 39 points off Miami turnovers, including 10-second half points.
UM outrebounded Rutgers 35-31, this marks the first time all season long that Miami has lost a game when outrebounding an opponent.
The Hurricanes continue BIG EAST play Tuesday night at 7 p.m. as they travel to face Pittsburgh.