Williams Lifts No. 13 Miami Women Past UMD

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 34 points and No. 13-ranked Miami defeated a top-five team for the first time by beating No. 5 Maryland 75-63 Thursday night.

Williams tied a career high with eight 3-pointers, the last coming with two minutes left to put Miami ahead by 11 points. The Hurricanes won despite missing 21 consecutive shots in the first half, when they went 10 minutes without a basket to squander an early 12-point lead.

The Hurricanes (14-3 overall, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) extended their home winning streak to 34 games. Maryland (16-1, 3-1) was held 21 points below its scoring average of 84.4 points per game, best in the nation.

Miami won even though Shenise Johnson shot 2 for 15 and scored only six points.

Source: Steven Wine, Associated Press