Miami Edged Out By Terrapins In NCAA Tournament
March 21, 2004
By MARY FOSTER
AP Sports Writer
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Delvona Oliver and Chrystal Washington each scored22 points as 12th-seeded Maryland upset fifth-seeded Miami 86-85 in the firstround of the NCAA West Regional on Sunday night.
Maryland (18-12) plays the winner of the Austin Peay-LSU game on Tuesday.
Miami, which beat Maryland by 31 points last year, appeared to be on the wayto another easy victory, leading 32-23 with 5:50 to go in the first half whenChanivia Broussard injured her right knee in a pileup under the basket. Shewatched the rest of the half as Maryland took a 38-37 lead into halftime.
Broussard played the second half wearing a knee brace and led Miami (22-7)with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Shaquana Wilkins had 17 points and 10 rebounds,Yalonda McCormick scored 16 points, Tamara James had 15 and Melissa Knightadded 14.
Shay Doron scored 19 for Maryland and Kalika France added 16. Oliver alsograbbed 10 rebounds.
The Terrapins outshot Miami 58 percent to 50 percent from the field – 63 to56 percent in the second half. The Hurricanes outrebounded Maryland 35-30.
Miami’s only lead in the second half was a 52-50 edge with 13:29 left.
Both teams had problems at the foul line. Miami made only 13 of 22 freethrows and Maryland 18-of-29, but 5-of-7 in the final 50 seconds to offsetthree Miami baskets.
James hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 79 with 1:29 left in the game.
Oliver put the Terps back in front 81-79 with a layup.
Maryland was up 86-83 with 10 seconds left. Wilkins drove to the basket andmade a 2-pointer as time ran out to leave Miami a point short.