Yderstrom Nets 1000th Point in W Over Clemson
4-9 • 0-2 ACC
11-2 • 2-0 ACC
January 3, 2013
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Stefanie Yderstrom became just the 23rd player inprogram history to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau, as the Miami Hurricanesdispatched the visiting Clemson Tigers 78-56 Thursday night at the BankUnitedCenter.
Yderstrom, who entered the contest averaging 19.0 points inthe team’s last three games, helped the Canes improve their record to 11-2overall and 2-0 ACC.
Appropriately enough, fellow senior Morgan Stroman assistedon the layup that helped Yderstrom reach the milestone with 7:46 left in thesecond half. On her 18th and final point of the night, head coachKatie Meier immediately called timeout for Yderstrom to be recognized by thehome crowd.
“It means a lot,” Yderstrom said. “I thought it was prettyspecial that Stro had the assist for me there.”
Stroman added 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists of herown, finishing 6-of-10 from the field and 8-of-11 from the free throw line.
“I’m really blessed to have these two on the team,” Meiersaid. “I thought they were big-time performers tonight, almost like we couldn’thave them off the court.”
It was Stroman’s first double-double since a Dec. 8 win overDavidson.
“I felt like I was long overdue,” Stroman said. “Reboundingis something I do. Offensive rebounds and putbacks are something that I’ve beendoing in all my years here.”
With Stroman’s help, the Hurricanes out-rebounded the Tigers42-36, including a 15-7 edge on the offensive glass. Miami recorded 23 pointsoff Clemson’s 21 turnovers, including 17 fast-break points, to extend theirwinning streak.
Miami connected on 10 three-pointers on the night, includinga career high-tying five from Yderstrom, to dispatch the visitors in the22-point victory.
“We’re comfortable at home, but I don’t think we playedparticularly well tonight,” Meier said. “I don’t think we played with the sameamount of energy we usually do play with at home.”
With the win, the Hurricanes captured their 50thhome victory in the last 51 tries.
“Obviously when you get a 22-point ACC win, you’rethrilled,” Meier said. “But we were in that locker room talking about things weneed to fix and solve, and adjustments we need to make, which is why this teamis one of the most special teams I’ve coached.”
Even after joining Stroman in an elite scorers’ club,Yderstrom was similar in her focus on the future after her team’s fourthstraight win.
“We have a long journey to go this year,” Yderstrom said.”I’m just excited, ready to take on more ACC teams and score some more points.”
The Hurricanes will face Virginia at the BankUnitedCenter on Sunday at 1 p.m. That game will be the first of the season to betelevised, airing on the FoxSports family of networks and ESPN3.