January 23, 2012
Hokies fall to #10/11 Miami
Monet Tellier tallies 18 points for the Hokies
Virginia Tech (6-14, 2-5) 183048
(10) Miami (17-3, 6-1) 423779
  • BankUnited Center - Coral Gables, Fla. - 1,303
  • High Points: 18 - Monet Tellier
  • High Rebounds: 6 - LaTorri Hines-Allen, Alyssa Fenyn

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team fell to No. 10/11 Miami, 79-48, in ACC action on Monday evening at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.

“Miami is a very good team,” said head coach Dennis Wolff. “I think that they played very hard. I was disappointed in our team, particularly with how we started the game. We put ourselves in to these large holes and we are trying to fight our way out of it the rest of the game.”

Leading the Hokies (6-14, 2-5 ACC) was Monet Tellier with 18 points. Aerial Wilson added 15 points while LaTorri Hines-Allen added nine points and pulled down six rebounds. Alyssa Fenyn also had six rebounds for Tech.

The Hurricanes (17-3, 6-1 ACC) were led by Stefanie Yderstrom with 22 points. Shenise Johnson added 18 while Shawnice Wilson had 12 points and five rebounds.

The Hurricanes came out of the gate strong, holding a 23-5 lead after nine minutes of play. Miami took its largest lead of the half up 27 (38-11) with just under five minutes to go. The Hokies’ Wilson had back-to-back baskets in the final 1:30 as the Hurricanes took a 24-point, 42-18 lead into the break.

In the second half, the Hokies kept pace with the Hurricanes, scoring 30 points to Miami’s 37, but the first half deficit was too much to overcome as Miami maintained its lead for the win.

Tech had its best free throw shooting night of the season, knocking down 80 percent on 16-of-20 from the line. The two teams were even on rebounds with 36 each, but Tech led in second chance points, scoring 17 to UM’s 12. Miami forced 22 turnovers, resulting in 29 points while the Hokies forced 13 turnovers for 16 points.

Miami shot 54.2 percent (26-of-48) from the field and hit 37.5 percent (6-of-16) from behind the arc. The Hokies connected on 27.3 percent (15-of-55) from the field.

The Hokies will be back in action on Thursday, Jan. 26 at No. 7/8 Maryland. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md.

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