WBB Advances to ACC Tournament Quarterfinals
10-20 • 4-14 ACC
21-9 • 11-7 ACC
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March 7, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Shawnice Wilson scored 17 points and Miami pulled away to beat Virginia Tech 45-39 on Thursday in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Morgan Stroman added 13 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Hurricanes (21-9). They will play fourth-seeded Florida State (21-8) in Friday’s quarterfinals.
Uju Ugoka and Monet Tellier had 11 points apiece and Alyssa Fenyn added 10 for the 12th-seeded Hokies (10-20).
Ugoka’s jumper with 4:14 left pulled Virginia Tech to 35-31, but the Hokies missed six of their next seven shots.
Stefanie Yderstrom hit a 3-pointer three possessions later to put Miami up by seven, and the Hurricanes iced it by hitting 7 of 12 free throws in the final 90 seconds.
Miami had 20 turnovers and shot just 28.6 percent (14 of 49). The Hokies shot 26.9 percent (14 for 52), turned it over 17 times and had just eight points at halftime.
Miami and Virginia Tech met for the 17th time in programhistory Thursday with Miami owning the overall series record, 11-6. Miamitopped Virginia Tech twice during the regular season including a March 3matchup in Blacksburg, where the Hurricanes topped the Hokies, 64-46.
- With a combined 84 points, Virginia Tech and Miami setan ACC Tournament record for fewest points in a game. The previous record was88, set in a 2004 Quarterfinal matchup between NC State (45) and Clemson (43).
- The two teams also set an ACC Tournament record forlowest combined fi eld goal percentage (.277, 28-for-101). NC State and Clemsonshared the previous record after shooting .284 in the same quarterfinal matchupin 2004.
Virginia Tech (10-20, 4-14 ACC)
- The Hokies recorded season-lows in the first half inboth points (8) and field goal percentage (14%, 3-of-21). The eight first halfpoints is a record for the fewest first half points in ACC Tournament history.The previous record was also held by Virginia Tech when they tallied 15 firsthalf point against Boston College in the first round of the tournament in 2008.
- With just 39 points in the game, Virginia Tech set anACC Tournament record in fewest points in a game as well as field goalpercentage (.269, 14-for-52).
- Junior Uju Ugoka scored 11 points and grabbed sixrebounds coming off the bench for the Hokies, the 13th time this seasonshe has scored in double-figures.
- After scoring just two points in the opening half,junior Monet Tellier scored nine points the second half for her 24thdouble-digit scoring game of the season.
Miami (21-9, 11-7 ACC)
- The Hurricanes held Virginia Tech to an ACC Tournamentrecord eight points in the fi rst half. The previous record for fewest firsthalf points was 15 by Virginia Tech against Boston College March 6, 2008.
- Miami’s defense held Virginia Tech to fi rst halfseason-lows in both points (8) and fi eld goal percentage (14%, 3-of-21). Theprevious low for the Miami defense came in the first game of the season whenMiami held North Florida to 12 points in the first half on 18.5% (5-of-27) fromthe floor.
- In the game, the Hurricanes held the Hokies to ACCTournament records for fewest points (39) and lowest field goal percentage(.269, 14-for-52).
- Coming off ACC Player of the Week honors, seniorShawnice Wilson scored 17 points to go along with eight boards, the 15th timethis season Wilson recorded double-digit points. Wilson garnered Player of theWeek honors after leading Miami to its first-ever win over No. 5-4 Duke on Feb.28 with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
- Senior Morgan Stroman, a First Team All-ACC (ACCCoaches, Blue Ribbon Panel) selection, contributed 8 points and 13 rebounds inthe game, the 11th time this season Stroman has grabbed double-digit rebounds.
- Sophomore Michelle Woods grabbed a career high eightrebounds against the Holies. Woods’ previous career-highwas five against Virginia Tech Feb. 3, 2013.