Maryland 86

(18-12, 9-8 ACC)

Miami (FL) 85

(22-7, 11-5 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, March 21, 2004

    Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Oliver, Washington score 22 apiece

    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.

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  • 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 left.

    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 the game.

    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 short.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 86 85
    FG Made-Attempted 32-57 (.561) 33-66 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-29 (.655) 13-22 (.591)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 23 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

    PointsD. Oliver 24C. Broussard 22
    ReboundsC. Fisher 10C. Broussard 13


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