Women's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, December 3

Dec. 3, 2012

No. 23 Miami Outlasts Alcorn State, 68-53

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - No. 23 Miami utilized a 14-3 run in the opening stages of the second half to pull away from visiting Alcorn State 68-53 Monday night at the BankUnited Center.

Led by a career-high 13 points from sophomore guard Suriya McGuire and the first double-double of the season for senior Shawnice Wilson (10 points, 11 rebounds), the Hurricanes overcame an early deficit to win their fourth straight game.

Down 16-5 within the first eight minutes of the game, head coach Katie Meier called a timeout to regroup her team. The Hurricanes responded, reeling off a 10-0 run over the next 2:37 to cut the deficit to a single point. Wilson played a key role in the turnaround, recording four points and two offensive boards.

No. 9 Terps Drop Contest to No. 2 UConn, 63-48

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Stefanie Dolson scored 14 points and Breanna Stewart added 13 to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a 63-48 victory over No. 9 Maryland on Monday night in the Jimmy V Classic.

Kelly Faris added eight points, eight steals, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Huskies (7-0). She helped hold Maryland All-America Alyssa Thomas to just six points. Trailing by 13 at halftime, Maryland whittled its deficit down to seven before UConn scored eight straight points, including a 3-pointer by Brianna Banks and a three-point play by Bria Hartley. Kiah Stokes capped the run with a lay-in midway through the second half.

Maryland, which had a season-high 26 turnovers couldn't get within single digits the rest of the way.