BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Delvona Oliver and Chrystal Washington
each scored 22 points to help 12th-seeded Maryland upset
fifth-seeded Miami 86-85 in the first round of the NCAA West
Regional on Sunday night.
Maryland (18-12) will play fourth-seeded LSU -- a 83-66 winner
over Austin Peay -- on Tuesday night.
Miami, which beat Maryland by 31 points last year, appeared to
be on the way to another easy victory, leading 32-23 with 5:50 to
go in the first half when Chanivia Broussard injured her right knee
in a pileup under the basket. She watched the rest of the half as
Maryland took a 38-37 lead into halftime.
Broussard played the second half wearing a knee brace and led
Miami (22-7) with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Shaquana Wilkins had
17 points and 10 rebounds, Yalonda McCormick scored 16 points,
Tamara James had 15 and Melissa Knight added 14.
Shay Doron scored 19 for Maryland and Kalika France added 16.
Oliver also grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Terrapins outshot Miami 58 percent to 50 percent from the
field -- 63 to 56 percent in the second half. The Hurricanes
outrebounded Maryland 35-30.
Miami's only lead in the second half was a 52-50 edge with 13:29
Both teams had problems at the foul line. Miami made only 13 of
22 free throws and Maryland 18-of-29, but 5-of-7 in the final 50
seconds to offset three Miami baskets.
James hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 79 with 1:29 left in
Oliver put the Terps back in front 81-79 with a layup.
Maryland was up 86-83 with 10 seconds left. Wilkins drove to the
basket and made a 2-pointer as time ran out to leave Miami a point