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