January 24, 2010
Career day by Davis leads Tech to 73-69 win at Miami
Drye adds 20 points in victory
Virginia Tech (12-7, 2-3) 294473
Miami (14-5, 2-3) 353469
  • BankUnited Center - Coral Gables, Fla. - 728
  • High Points: 29 - Nikki Davis
  • High Rebounds: 10 - Brittany Gordon

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Nikki Davis had the game of her college career Sunday afternoon scoring 29 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 73-69 victory over Miami at BankUnited Center on the University of Miami campus. The Hokies snapped a two-game losing streak and improve to 12-7 overall and 2-3 in the ACC, while the Hurricanes fall to 14-5 and 2-3 in league play.

In addition to her scoring output, Davis (Jr., Lexington, Ky.) also set career highs with five, three-point field goals and 14 free throws in 18 attempts. The free throws made and attempted were the most by a Tech player in an ACC contest.Also, the 29-point performance ties for the seventh most points in a game in Tech history. Utahya Drye (Sr., Durham, N.C.) added 20 points and nine rebounds. Brittany Gordon (Jr., Howard County, Md.) had a game-high 10 rebounds for the Hokies.

Shenise Johnson led three Miami players in double figures with 18 points followed by Riquna Williams and Diane Barnes with 15 and 14 points respectively. Williams, who entered the game leading the ACC averaging 21.2 points a game, was only 4-of-17 from the field and picked up most her points in the waning moments of the contest.

Miami led by six, 35-29, at intermission before the Hokies tied the game a 42-42 six minutes deep into the second half. Miami tied the game at 46 on a Johnson layup with 12:04 left in the game. That would be the Hurricans last field until hit a jumper with only 92 ticks left on the clock. During the span, the Hokies would put together a 19-10 run to build a 65-56 advantage.

Two Davis free throws gave Tech its largest lead, 67-56, moments later and the Hokies held on for the win.

Just three days after No. 6 Duke limited the Hokies to only 38 total points, a Tech low for scoring output in an ACC game, the Hokies responded with 44 points in the second half versus the Hurricanes, including 18 points from the charity stripe. Tech entered the game averaging only 3.8 three-point field goals per game, connected on 6-of-11 from behind the arc while Miami, averaging 6.8 treys, made only 2-of-16 attempts.

Tech returns to action on Thurs., Jan. 28 when the Hokies host Maryland in a 7 p.m. contest.

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