Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, January 2
Jan. 2, 2009
CORAL GABLES - The University of Miami women's basketball team (10-4) won its last non-conference game before their ACC schedule begins with a 61-47 victory over the Cornell Big Red (4-6), Friday night at the BankUnited Center.
For the third time this season the Hurricanes forced a total of 31 turnovers and for the 10th time this season, Miami has won a game. The 10 victories surpasses the nine wins that the `Canes recorded a season ago.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The 15th-ranked Virginia women’s basketball team rallied in the closing minutes to defeat Georgia, 62-60, Friday night at John Paul Jones Arena. Monica Wright and Lyndra Littles led the Cavaliers with 24 and 23 points, respectively, and UVa won its seventh-straight game.
“The game was exactly the way I thought it would be,” Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan said. “Georgia is very physical and very aggressive. They ramped up the intensity the entire game. It’s gratifying to know we can take on an opponent like that and come out with a win.”
CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson women's basketball team cut a 17-point second-half deficit to just three with just 1:12 remaining, but the Lady Tigers couldn't overtake the 49ers and Charlotte claimed the 58-51 win on Friday night at Littlejohn Coliseum.
The 49ers led by a 50-33 margin at the 9:06 mark in the second half when Clemson put together an 11-0 run to narrow the gap to its fewest points since midway through the first period. Jasmine Tate grabbed a defensive board and Sthefany Thomas converted on the offensive end to spark the run. Following a basket by Whitney Hood, Thomas drained a three from the left wing with 6:44 left.