Miami Sets Blocks Record in 30-Point Win Against Wake Forest
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami women’s basketball (11-3, 1-2 ACC) never trailed, blocking a school-record 13 shots while getting a season-best 21 points from Jasmyne Roberts in a 77-47 rout of Wake Forest (4-11, 0-3 ACC).
Roberts’ 21 points came on 9-for-11 shooting, giving Miami its first 20-point scorer on the season.
“From the beginning, my whole thing coming to this game was to be a dog, be aggressive on both ends of the floor, do the little things, look for my shots more and be more of an aggressive scorer,” Roberts said. “I came into this game with that mentality, especially after coming off two losses and needing this win.”
Kyla Oldacre and Latasha Lattimore went for career-best block totals of six and five respectively, sending the Canes to a new team record for blocks.
UM would lead for 39 minutes and 39 seconds, outscoring the Demon Deacons, 29-6, in points off turnovers in the first win of 2024.
FINAL | Miami 77, Wake Forest 47
Roberts ignited Miami early, gathering eight points, two rebounds and two steals within the first five minutes as the Canes raced out to a 10-2 lead. Roberts scored 10 in the first, Miami swatted five shots and Jaida Patrick and Lemyah Hylton added threes for a 20-9 lead after one.
“Jasmyne set the tone, it was just wonderful to see,” Meier said. “I think I noticed a real change in Jasmyne and Ja’Leah after that Boston College game.”
Wake Forest went for an 8-0 run over a three-minute stretch, cutting the game down to a single-digit contest with 6:19 to go in the second frame. UM quieted the Demon Deacons with a 5-0 run, holding Wake Forest without a field goal on five-straight attempts to create a 27-19 lead with four minutes left in the second quarter. Roberts ended the half with 14 and Shayeann Day-Wilson became the fourth Canes player with a three-pointer, giving UM a 34-26 lead at the break.
Five different Canes players scored within the first five minutes of the third quarter, putting UM on a 16-4 run to blow the game open and create a 50-30 lead. The Canes outscored Wake Forest, 24-11, in the third frame and held the Demon Deacons scoreless for nearly five minutes during the fourth as UM cruised to a comfortable win.
“This is the first game where I went into it going, ‘you know what, I think they’re really focused and I really hope for them that this translates into great performances,’ and it did,” Meier said.
- UM posted a five block first quarter, tied for the second-most blocks for Miami in a single game alone this season
- The previous Miami team shots blocked record was 12, set in 1981 against FIU
- Roberts went for her eighth double-digit scoring game of the season
- Hylton tallied her seventh double-digit scoring game of the season
- Oldacre and Lattimore both set personal single-game blocked shots records. Oldacre’s six blocks is tied for the sixth most in program history
- Three Canes had three steals apiece
UM travels to Blacksburg, Va., to take on Virginia Tech Thursday, Jan. 11.