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Miami Tops No. 11 Georgetown in OT, 81-72

Dec. 7, 2010

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CORAL GABLES (AP)Riquna Williams scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds to help Miami beat No. 11 Georgetown 81-72 in overtime Tuesday night.

Shenise Johnson added 17 points and six steals, and Stefanie Yderstrom had 14 points and four assists for the Hurricanes (8-1), who won their seventh straight.

Miami outscored Georgetown 13-4 and went 8-for-8 at the free throw line in overtime to snap the Hoyas’ three-game win streak. Georgetown (7-2) hit only 2 of 9 from the floor in the extra period.

Sugar Rodgers, who hit a 3-pointer with 21 seconds left to send the game to overtime, had 22 points and eight rebounds, and Rubylee Wright added 13 points and seven assists for the Hoyas.

Georgetown outrebounded Miami 55-33, but the Hoyas committed 23 turnovers that led to 27 Miami points. Miami outscored Georgetown 26-22 in the paint.

Poor shooting also hurt Georgetown as the Hoyas shot 38.4 percent from the field.

The Hurricanes shot 40.3 percent from the field and they made 10 3-pointers. Miami hit eight of its shots beyond the arc in the second half.

Miami led by nine in the second half, before allowing the Hoyas to chip away and take a 63-62 lead.

  1st 2nd OT F
Miami 30 38 14 81
Georgetown 30 38 4 72
Team Stat Comparison
UM GU
Points 81 72
FG Made-Attempted 25-62 28-73
FG Percentage 40.3 38.4
3P Made-Attempted 10-27 9-27
3P Percentage 37.0 33.3
FT Made-Attempted 21-28 7-10
FT Percentage 75.0 70.0
Rebounds 33 55
Assists 15 13
Turnovers 14 23
Miami Stat Leaders Georgetown
R. Williams 23 Points 22 S. Rodgers
M. Stroman 7 Rebounds 11 A. Crawford
Yderstrom/Johnson 4 Assists 7 R. Wright
S. Johnson 6 Steals 1 Three Tied
Three Tied 2 Blocks 1 Three Tied

POST-GAME NOTES

The win tonight…
-is Miami’s seventh in a row
-improves Miami’s record to 8-1
-improves Miami’s record to 8-0 at home, with each win coming by at least 10 points, and is the 12th straight win at home dating back to last season.
-Improves Miami’s record to 15-8 all time against Georgetown.
-Is the first overtime game/win of the season for Miami.

Tonight’s Opponent
Georgetown comes in ranked No. 11 in the AP Poll and No. 12 in ESPN/Coaches Poll and is coming off a big win over No. 4 Tennessee. The Hoyas are the first Big East team to visit the BankUnited Center for a regular-season game since Miami joined the ACC. The last time the Hoyas visited the BUC, they also lost in overtime, 57-55.

Tonight’s Starters
Starting for Miami tonight was Riquna Williams, Shenise Johnson, Stephanie Yderstrom, Sylvia Bullock, and Morgan Stroman. The Hurricanes have used the same starting lineup in all nine games this year. The starters played the first seven minutes of the game before a substitution was made.

Miami Ball
The Hurricanes, who have forced at least 20 turnovers in every game this season, did it again, forcing the Hoyas into 23 turnovers, while only allowing them to dish out 13 assists. The `Canes ranked third in the country coming into the game, grabbing 15.1 steals per game, and had 15 more tonight. Despite the defensive pressure, Miami recorded just one team foul through the first 18:54 of the second half.

Shenise Continues the Streak
Junior guard Shenise Johnson, with her 17 points today, has now scored in double figures for the 46th straight game. 14 of her 17 came in the second half and overtime, as she knocked down all seven free throw attempts.

Faces in the Crowd
-Miami Wide Receiver Leonard Hankerson
-Former Miami and NFL linebacker Michael Barrow
-UM quarterback Stephen Morris

Out of the locker room
Miami came out hot in each half starting the game on a 5-0 run and the second half on a 6-0 run. The Hurricanes would continue going on a 13-4 run to stretch the lead to nine (43-34) in the second period.

From downtown
The `Canes set a season-high with 10 three-pointers made.

Free Basketball
This was the first overtime game of the season for UM. The Hurricanes went 1-4 in extended games last season. This was the first non-conference OT game since winning at Wisconsin-Milwaukee 73-70 on November 28, 2007. Also the first non-conference home overtime game since losing to Western Kentucky 82-75 on January 21, 2001.

Beating the Best
This was Miami’s first win over a Top 15 team since defeating No. 9 UNC 80-69 on February 4, 2010