Canes Have Winning Streak Snapped Against No. 10/13 Baylor
SAN ANTONIO – No. 24/23 Miami (8-1) couldn’t overcome an early deficit as it had its eight-game winning streak snapped against No. 10/13 Baylor (9-0), 75-57, in the battle of unbeatens as part of the Hall of Fame Series at the Frost Bank Center in San Antonio Saturday, Dec. 16.
Shayeann Day-Wilson, Kyla Oldacre and Ally Stedman tallied double-digit scoring efforts Saturday despite the loss.
“This was a great event and we really enjoyed playing in this arena against such a high quality team,” head coach Katie Meier said. “I’m not surprised with how efficient they were offensively. I thought we made some great adjustments at half time and gave ourselves a chance, but I think their assist percentage is really what makes them so special. They have a ton of talent on the court, they were willing to make the extra pass and they didn’t take many bad shots.”
FINAL | Baylor 75, Miami 57
A back-and-forth first five minutes saw multiple tie scores as both teams traded buckets. Day-Wilson got the scoring started and posted four points in four minutes, but Baylor held a 14-10 lead. The Bears went for a 7-0 run from there to take a 21-10 advantage with 2:06 to go. Kyla Oldacare made two field goals in the paint and Day-Wilson connected on another at the buzzer to get within single digits through 10.
Baylor pushed the lead back to ten on two occasions, but Stedman came up with consecutive-momentum stealing three-pointers to cut the deficit to seven. The Bears finished the first half 5-for-10 from beyond the arc as Miami trailed by 16.
Miami made some big adjustments at the break, going on an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to 10 and forcing Baylor into a timeout. Both teams struggled to find a flow offensively, with both teams going on scoring droughts. Stedman broke Miami’s drought with a corner three-pointer with under a minute to go in the third, bringing the deficit down to 15. Day-Wilson made a pair of free throws for the final points of the third session as Baylor carried a 59-46 lead into the fourth.
Stedman hit a runner and Oldacre made a layup on the assist from Ja’Leah Williams, getting Miami within ten points for the first time since early in the third quarter. Baylor connected on three-straight field goals and continued to convert from deep as the Bears stayed ahead.
- It was Miami’s first game as a ranked team against another top-25 program in the regular season since December of 2019
- Miami and Baylor played against one another for the third time.
- Stedman tallied a season-high in scoring
- It was Miami’s second game against a ranked foe this year and first neutral site game
- The loss concluded Miami’s eight-game winning streak, its longest such streak since starting 10-0 in 2015-16. That season the Canes also suffered a winning streak-ending loss to Baylor.
Miami comes home to host Jackson State Wednesday, Dec. 20.