Women's Basketball Downs FAU, 86-61
Dec. 16, 2002
CORAL GABLES, Fla.-The Miami women’s basketball team remains undefeated against Florida Atlantic after an 86-61 victory over the visiting Owls Monday night in Knight Sports Complex.
The Hurricanes (4-3) snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 14-0 in the all-time series over FAU.
The Owls remain winless falling to 0-7 on the season.
Freshman Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) scored a game-high 25 points along with nine rebounds and seven steals to lead the Hurricanes to victory over FAU.
Junior Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The two teams traded baskets over the first four minutes of the game until Miami went on a 16-2 run to gain the 13-point lead with 12 minutes remaining in the half.
The Hurricanes continued to dominate offensively never losing the double-digit lead taking a 21-point advantage (46-25) into the locker room at halftime.
Miami proved too much for the Owls in the second half leading by as many as 39 points.
The Hurricanes shot 48% from the field, while the Owls shot 30% on the night.
Miami turned the ball over 35 times, while FAU committed 37 turnovers. The Hurricanes had a season-high 30 steals on the night.
Miami is back in action hosting Texas A&M Thursday night at 7 p.m.