Hurricanes Stumble Against No. 20 Villanova
Feb 1, 2003
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Trish Juhline scored all of her 15 points in thesecond half as No. 20 Villanova beat Miami 61-55 on Saturday night.
Juhline, Villanova’s leading scorer at 17.3 points per game, overcame an0-for-6 first-half performance to help the Wildcats (15-4, 5-3 Big East) snap atwo-game losing streak.
With the game tied at 38, Villanova used a 13-0 run to take over. Juhlinehit a jumper and a 3-pointer to cap the run, as the Wildcats built a 51-38lead.
Tamara James, who entered the game ranked seventh nationally with 23 pointsper game, hyperextended her knee with 11:32 remaining and did not return.James, a freshman guard, finished with a season-low 11 points.
The extent of James’ injury, or if she would miss any games, was notimmediately known after the game.
Yalonda McCormick led Miami (13-6, 5-3) with 13 points. The Hurricanesfinished the game on an 11-2 run, but never got closer than the final margin inthat spurt.
Nicole Druckenmiller and Katie David each scored 12 points for Villanova.Courtney Mix added a nine rebounds for the Wildcats.
Villanova, which entered the game averaging a Big East-leading 24 3-pointattempts, shot 22 in the first half alone. Villanova shot 9-for-36 from 3-pointrange in the game, connecting on six in the first half to build a 32-25 lead.