Women's Basketball Defeats West Virginia, 84-68
Feb. 7, 2001
CORAL GABLES, Fla.–Sheila James (Rubonia, Fla.) earned her first double-double of the season with 17 points and a career-high 10 assists to lead the University of Miami’s women’s basketball team to an 84-68 victory over visiting West Virginia in Wednesday’s BIG EAST matchup.
The Hurricanes improve to 11-10 overall and 4-6 in the BIG EAST, while the Mountaineers fall to 4-17 overall and 2-8 in conference play.
Miami leads the all-time series with WVU 10-1 and has beaten the Mountaineers seven times in a row.
Miami opened the game on a 19-2 run, taking the 17-point lead with 15:33 left in the half. WVU answered right back, taking control with a 17-0 run to tie the game with 10:28 remaining.
The lead would toggle back and fourth until, Camilla Osth hit a jumper at 6:03 to spark a 13-0 Miami run.
The Hurricanes closed out the half with a 40-29 lead over WVU.
In the second half the Mountaineers cut Miami’s lead to seven (50-43) with 14:43 left in the game, but that was the closest they would come. The Hurricanes led the entire second half and cruised to a 16-point victory.
The Hurricanes have won two in a row and are currently tied with Syracuse for eighth place in the BE standings.
The Miami/West Virginia game will air on Fox SportsNet Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Miami is back in action traveling to face Seton Hall Saturday at 2 p.m. in South Orange, NJ.