Women's Basketball Beats Providence, 77-64
Feb. 22, 2003
CORAL GABLES, Fla.-Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) scored 30 points to lead the University of Miami women’s basketball team to a 77-64 victory over visiting Providence College Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center.
The Hurricanes improve to 15-9 overall and 7-6 in the BIG EAST, while the Friars fall to 9-16 overall and 3-11 in conference.
James also led the team with eight rebounds. Meghan Saake (Wellington, Fla.) scored 17 points and picked up eight steals in the winning effort.
Miami opened the game on a 17-6 run and never lost the lead after that. The Hurricanes led by nine points (37-28) at halftime.
The Friars cut the Miami lead to just two-points with 10 minutes remaining in the game. The Hurricanes answered as Tatjana Marincic (Mississauga, Ontario) hit a jumper to spark a 13-0 run over the next four minutes.
Miami re-gained the double-digit lead and rolled to a 13-point victory over Providence.
The Hurricanes lead the all-time series 15-6 over the Friars.
Miami is back in action travelling to face Seton Hall Wednesday night at 7 p.m.