Women's Basketball Holds Off Syracuse, 75-71, In Overtime
Jan. 16, 2002
CORAL GABLES, Fla.-Sophomore Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) scored a career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the University of Miami women’s basketball team to a 75-71 overtime victory over visiting Syracuse Wednesday night.
Miami improves to 10-6 overall and 3-3 in the BIG EAST, while Syracuse falls to 9-6 overall and 2-2 in the conference.
The Hurricanes beat Syracuse for the 10th consecutive time at home and own a 14-5 all-time lead over the Orangewomen.
Sophomore Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) committed her first double double of the season with 23 points and career-high 15 rebounds.
The Hurricanes outrebounded the Orangewomen 57-36, scoring 24-second chance points.
Miami started the game on a 6-0 run and kept the lead until the 3:03 mark when Jaime James of Syracuse hit a fast-break jumper to take the 25-23 lead.
The two teams traded baskets until Broussard made a lay-up with five seconds on the clock to put UM on top by one at halftime (30-29).
Miami opened the second half on a 6-0 run and maintained the lead the entire half until Shannon Perry hit a jumper with 13 seconds remaining in the game to tie the game 61-all.
With the game tied and 12 seconds left in regulation Leaf Newman of SU commits a foul to send Hutashi Wilson (Toronto, Canada) to the free-throw line.
Wilson misses the free-throw as Perry gets the rebound drives down the court and turns the ball over with one second on the clock to send the game into overtime.
Miami opened overtime on a 4-0 run and never lost the lead. Kathryn Fowler (New York, NY) was the leading scorer in overtime making four-of-four from the foul line. She totaled 10 points on the night.
The Hurricanes are back in action Saturday at 3 p.m. playing host to Seton Hall at Miami Arena.