Hayes Selected to ACC All-Tournament Second Team
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For the second consecutive season, a University of Miami women’s basketball player was tabbed to the ACC All-Tournament Second Team.
Redshirt senior forward Keyona Hayes received the distinction, as announced Sunday by the conference.
With Jessica Thomas among the honorees last year, this is the second time program history No. 16/16 Miami (23-8, 10-6 ACC) has had players recognized in back-to-back tournaments, joining 2011 and 2012.
Hayes is the sixth Hurricane to garner ACC All-Tournament accolades, joining Thomas, Tamara James (2005), Shenise Johnson (2011), Riquna Williams (2011) and Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson (2012).
A native of Marietta, Ga., Hayes averaged 15.0 points per game across Miami’s three outings, posting double figures and either leading or co-leading the Hurricanes in scoring each time.
Hayes shot 20-of-30 from the field and her 66.7 percent clip tied for seventh among all players. Her 30 attempts were tied for the second-most of any player in the top 15 in field goal percentage.
The seventh-seeded Hurricanes defeated No. 10-seed Georgia Tech and second-seeded Florida State, ranked No. 8/12, to advance to the semifinals for the second straight year, before falling to third-seeded and No. 13/11-ranked Duke.
The ACC All-Tournament First Team included Notre Dame’s Lindsay Allen (MVP), Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogunbowale, Duke’s Lexie Brown and Louisville’s Asia Durr. Hayes was joined by Notre Dame’s Brianna Turner, Louisville’s Myisha Hines-Allen, Duke’s Rebecca Greenwell and Syracuse’s Alexis Peterson on the ACC All-Tournament Second Team.