Miami 69, No. 6 Penn St. 65

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 29, 2012
Morgan Stroman scored 15 points, leading Miami to a 69-65 victory over No. 6 Penn State on Thursday night. Suriya McGuire's layup with 14 seconds remaining broke a 65-all tie. Alex Bentley had a chance to tie it but her jumper with 5 seconds left bounced off the rim. Miami's Michelle Woods grabbed the rebound and was fouled. Woods made both free throws with 2 seconds remaining to secure the win for Miami (5-1). Stefanie Yderstrom finished with 13 points and Woods scored 11 for the Hurricanes. Maggie Lucas led the Lions (5-1) with a game-high 20 points. Woods' 3-point play with 35 seconds left gave the Hurricanes a 65-62 lead. The Lions Lucas hit a 3 to tie it with 23 seconds remaining. Bentley's layup with 8:47 remaining in the second half gave the Lions their first lead at 51-49. Lucas' two free throws with 8:22 left increased Penn State's lead to 53-49 and ended a 10-0 run. Miami responded with a 3-pointer and jumper from Yderstrom and a layup by Stroman in the next 3:01 and retook the lead, 56-53. Penn State rallied from a 10-point deficit midway through the first half and outscored Miami, 13-4, during a 5:03 stretch. Bentley's short jumper with 5:35 remaining pulled the Lions to 24-23. The Lions twice tied it but couldn't overtake Miami in the first half. After Mia Nickson's basket with 2:00 left tied it at 29, the Hurricanes finished the first half on a 7-0 run. Woods' driving layup with 15 seconds remaining ended the surge and gave Miami at 36-29 lead at halftime. The Hurricanes forced nine Penn State turnovers in the first 4:25 and opened an 8-0 lead. Stroman's two baskets keyed Miami's early surge. The Lions tied their season high for turnovers for a game in the first half with 20. Keyona Hayes' short jumper with 11:48 remaining gave Miami their first double-digit lead at 20-10.
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