@MiamiWBB Gets Big Road Win at NC State
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|Stefanie Yderstrom, Michelle Woods
February 21, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – TheUniversity of Miami women’s basketball team kept its composure in apressure-filled late-game situation to earn a 59-55 win at NC State on Thursdayat historic Reynolds Coliseum.
TheCanes led by as many as 17 points in the second half, but a 21-3 run by thehome team erased that lead with 6:26 to play. However, Miami’s Shawnice Wilsonwould score the Hurricanes next four points, giving her team a lead they wouldnot again relinquish.
Wilsonhas faced NC State four times in her career, and in each of the last threemeetings, she has recorded a double-double. She one again accomplished the featon Thursday, scoring 12 points to go with 10 rebounds.
StefanieYderstrom led all scorers on the night, pouring in 17 and connecting on all sixof her free throw attempts. In the meeting between the two teams in December’sACC opener, the native of Sweden scored a season-best 21 points.
LikeWilson and Yderstrom, fellow senior Morgan Stroman had a big night. TheHopkins, S.C. native scored 11 points and came up just one rebound shy of hereighth double-double of the season. Her biggest play of the night came with 19seconds left to play. Miami led 56-53 and Suryia McGuire had just missed thefront end of a 1-and-1, but Stroman battled for the rebound and was fouled onthe putback. She would hit one of two from the line to make it a two possessiongame, essentially sealing the win.
KodyBurke led the Wolfpack with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Krystal Barretthad 12 points and eight rebounds.
In acombined 80 minutes of play between the two teams this season, the Hurricanesheld NC State’s All-ACC Guard Marissa Katanek to six points. She was scorelessin the teams’ first meeting.
After an NC State basket and only nine seconds remainingbefore the half, Miami head coach Katie Meier called a timeout and drew up onelast play. The ball was inbounded to Hayes, then relayed to Wilson andYderstrom, before a wide open McGuire was able to sink a layup prior to thebuzzer. Yderstrom led all scorers at thehalf with nine points as Miami held a 33-23 lead.
Miami next hitsthe court in Atlanta for a rematch against Georgia Tech on Feb. 24. Tip-off is for 1 p.m.