No. 1 Duke Outlasts Miami In Double Overtime, 99-93
Feb. 19, 2006
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Monique Currie scored 15 of her 43 points in the second overtime to help top-ranked Duke avoid an upset with a 99-93 win over Miami on Sunday.
Currie’s 3-pointer with 3:30 remaining in the second overtime put the Blue Devils (24-1, 12-1) ahead for good 83-80. She also was 10-for-10 on free throws in the final 1:33 to secure the victory.
Miami’s Albrey Grimsley hit a short jumper with 31 seconds in the first overtime to tie the game at 78.
Lindsey Harding’s turnover with 11 seconds remaining gave Miami (15-11, 5-8) one last chance to win in the first overtime, but Chante Black blocked Renee Taylor’s drive with one second left.
The Hurricanes had been down 73-70 with 3.6 seconds left in regulation before Tamara James hit three free throws to tie the game. James retrieved Katie Hayek’s missed 3-pointer and was fouled by Wanisha Smith as she attempted a 3-point shot.
Harding missed a desperation shot at the buzzer that sent the game to overtime.
James led Miami with 32 points. The Hurricanes have lost four straight conference games.
Miami rallied from a 70-63 deficit in the final 48 seconds of regulation.
The Hurricanes were within 72-70 after James’ two free throws 20.9 seconds left. Currie converted on only one of two free throws with 16.6 seconds remaining, allowing Miami an opportunity to tie the game.
Renee Taylor’s 3-pointer with 30.1 seconds cut Duke’s lead to 72-68.
Currie’s two 3-pointers during an 11-0 run helped the Blue Devils build their first double-digit lead with 11:38 remaining in regulation. Allison Bales’ 3-point play with 10:25 left increased Duke’s lead to 56-41.
Knight hit four 3-pointers, keeping the Hurricanes within striking distance in the first half. Her first 3-pointer put Miami ahead 19-15 with 10:43 remaining and her final 3 cut the Blue Devils’ lead to 32-27 with 4:07 remaining in the half.