Women's Basketball Edges Pitt, 79-76
Jan. 22, 2003
PITTSBURGH, Pa.-The Miami women’s basketball team remains perfect on the road in BIG EAST play with a 79-76 victory over Pittsburgh Wednesday night in the Petersen Events Center.
The Hurricanes improve to 12-4 overall and 4-1 in conference play, while the Panthers fall to 9-7 overall and 1-4 in the BIG EAST.
Tamara James recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
Yalonda McCormick scored a career-high 19 points and was a perfect eight-of-eight from the free throw line.
The Hurricanes went on a 12-0 with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half to take a 20-8 lead.
Miami took a 39-28 lead into the lockerroom at halftime after leading the entire first half.
The two teams traded baskets to start the second half until the Panthers went on a 7-0 run to tie the game 56-all with 8:28 remaining in the game.
Pittsburgh grabbed its first lead of the second half and pushed their advantage to three points following a 3-pointer by Brooke Stewart.
Miami responded and with 13 seconds remaining it owned a 75-70 lead. McCormick and James combined hitting six-of-six from the free throw line to seal the win for Miami.
The Hurricanes return home Saturday hosting Syracuse at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center.