'Canes Reach 20 Wins with Thrilling Victory Over Georgia Tech
Jan. 30, 2011
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Riquna Williams scored 27 points to lead No. 16 Miami to an 84-74 overtime victory over No. 25 Georgia Tech on Sunday.
Stefanie Yderstom hit two 3-pointers and Shenise Johnson converted six free throws in the overtime session as the Hurricanes outscored the Yellow Jackets 14-4 in the extra five minutes.
Johnson finished with 21 points in helping Miami (20-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to its 21st consecutive home win. The Hurricanes also snapped a six-game losing streak against the Yellow Jackets (18-6, 6-2).
Miami’s Morgan Stroman finished the game with 18 points and 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.
Mo Bennett’s jumper with six seconds left in regulation tied it 70-70. Johnson had a chance to win it but her jumper with one second remaining hit the side of the rim.
Alex Montgomery led Georgia Tech with 19 points before fouling out with 14 seconds remaining in the second half. The Yellow Jackets’ Sasha Goodlett finished with 18 points before fouling out with 3:21 left in overtime.
With the win, the Hurricanes are now…
On the Rise
The Rambling Wreck were ranked 25th in the most recent AP poll received votes in the ESPN/Coaches poll.
Last season Georgia Tech swept the season series winning 80-73 in overtime in Atlanta and 77-73 in Coral Gables.
GT assistant coach Octavia Blue had a stellar career for the Hurricanes from 1994-98. She was a two-time All-America and three-time All-Big East selection and scored 1,742 points – fifth-most in UM history.
Free Basketball Against the Best
Combined, the `Canes have outscored the opposition 27-8 in overtime periods this season.
Girls and Women in Sports Day
I’ll take that
I’ll take that as well
On the court
Double it up again