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The Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team played Syracuse in the ACC tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC. The Canes had several days off to prepare for this match-up.
They were coming off a regular season finale defeat against NC State, which you can read about below.
Clearly, the time off was not enough for the Canes to fix the things they did wrong in the regular season. Their flaws showed in this game here.
They got off to a 9-4 lead in the first quarter and kept Syracuse scoreless for almost a minute after that. They led 21-19 after the first quarter.
Syracuse dominated the second quarter, outscoring Miami 31-16. That included an 11-0 run over a two minute span. They would take a 50-37 lead over Miami into the locker room.
The Canes would outscore the Orange in the third, 25-17. Still, Syracuse held a 67-62 lead heading into the final quarter. Syracuse would outscore Miami 25-23 in the fourth en route to a 92-85 victory.
The biggest story from this game is that Syracuse made 14 three-pointers in the game. That is a new ACC tournament record.
Tiana Mangakahia scored 25 points on 10 of 21 shooting from the field and five of six from the free throw line. She also recorded 13 rebounds.
Four other Orange players scored in double figures. As a team, they shot 31 of 69 (44.9 percent) from the field and 14 of 31 (45.2 percent) from three.
For the Canes, Beatrice Mompremier scored 27 points on 11 of 16 shooting from the field. She also added 10 rebounds. Emese Hof scored 25 points on 11 of 16 shooting from the field. She added seven rebounds.
Miami will now await if they will play in the NCAA women’s tournament and if so, when and where they will be playing, as well as their seeding.