Maryland upsets Duke in ACC women’s hoops

Posted by Andy Durham on February 23, 2009 at 10:42 am under College | Comments are off for this article

No. 9 Terp Women Upset No. 7 Duke, 77-59

Kristi Toliver scored 34 points, Marissa Coleman added 24, and No. 9 Maryland used a big second-half to breeze past seventh-ranked Duke 77-59 Sunday.

After Toliver kept the Terrapins close with 17 first-half points, Coleman provided offensive aid after the break. When the two seniors walked off the floor to a standing ovation with 1:43 left, they had combined to outscore Duke 58-57.

The game drew a crowd of 16,344, fifth-largest in Atlantic Coast Conference history. The top 10 crowds have all been at Maryland.

No. 11/12 FSU Women’s Basketball Team Slip Past Miami, 59-58

Alysha Harvin hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining to lift No. 11 Florida State to a 59-58 victory over Miami on Sunday.

Harvin’s free throws gave the Seminoles (23-5, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) their first lead since midway through the first half. Florida State hung on in the final seconds as Miami’s Shenise Johnson missed a game-tying free throw and then a follow shot with five seconds left.

Florida State center Jacinta Monroe scored 14 of her team-high 16 points in the second half as the Seminoles rallied from a 16-point deficit. Tanae Davis-Cain added 15 points.


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