Miami Pulls Off Gutsy Road Win at Georgia Tech, 62-60
ATLANTA – For the second time in as many games, Miami women’s basketball (16-7, 6-6 ACC) turned on the jets in the second half, coming back from a seven-point halftime deficit in a 62-60 win at Georgia Tech (14-11, 5-8 ACC) Sunday, Feb. 11.
The Canes held Georgia Tech to just 18.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc, while ushering Kara Dunn into an 0-for-8 shooting performance from deep. Shayeann Day-Wilson and Jasmyne Roberts paced Miami’s scoring with 17 and 14 points respectively.
FINAL | Miami 62, Georgia Tech 60
The Miami bigs combined for seven of the Canes’ 12 points in the first quarter as Miami stayed within a possession for the first ten minutes. Both teams shot under 30 percent in a highly-defensive opening session. The defensive stands continued into the second frame as Miami stayed within double-digits the whole period, trailing, 29-22, after 20 minutes.
Jaida Patrick scored two quick buckets, Day-Wilson hit a jumper and Roberts converted both free throws to get Miami within two. Day-Wilson made consecutive three-pointers, giving UM the 38-37 lead, its first of the game. Ja’Leah Williams went on a 5-0 run by herself to close the period, putting the Canes up 49-44 at the end of the third. Miami outscored GT by 12 in third, putting up 27 points.
The Canes held GT without a bucket for the first three minutes of the fourth quarter, pulling ahead to a nine-point lead, tying the largest of the game for either side. The Yellow Jackets went on a 7-0 spurt, cutting the Miami lead to 53-51 with 3:15 to go in the fourth.
Roberts settled things down with consecutive tough pull-up jumpers, widening the lead to six. Miami forced a key stop up four with just over a minute left in the game and Day-Wilson hit key free throws to help close out the game.
“In the third quarter we just got up and it started with Jaida, just like the start of the second half against Clemson when we were down,” head coach Katie Meier said. “Then Shayeann and Jasmyne caught fire, then Ja’Leah and Lazaria to secure the game.”
- UM has won five-straight games against Georgia Tech
- Miami earned its third win this year when trailing at the half
- Day-Wilson has scored in double-digits in nine-straight games
- Neither team had a double-digit lead all afternoon
- The Canes have won consecutive one-possession ACC games
Miami returns home to host Syracuse Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.