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Semifinal: #6 UNC 83, #2 Miami 57
By Rob Clough
March 5, 2011

Heels Blow Away Canes


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UNC continued their upset roll through the ACC tournament by knocking off #2 seed Miami. Jessica Breland and continued her tournament resurgence by scoring in every way imaginable: post-ups, turn-around jumpers, pick-and-pops and free throws. Her combination of size and quickness was simply too much for Miami to handle. The Heels played great defense, holding Miami to just 31%, and had no problem dealing with Miami's pressure defense. Four different Heels scored in double figures as they took the game over midway through the first half, reducing Miami to jump shots from their two stars, Shenise Johnson & Riquna Williams. That duo combined for 40 points but only shot 14-44 from the field as the rest of the team combined for just 57 points. The Heels simply clicked in every aspect of their game, even as their long-range shots weren't landing. Their defense, rebounding, foul shooting and even shot selection were all top-notch. They're clearly ready for the rubber match against Duke tomorrow.

Top Performers:

  • UNC Jessica Breland: 28 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists
  • UNC Cetera DeGraffenreid: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists
  • MIA Riquna Williams: 21 points, 5 rebounds

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Link to this Photo Stroman gave Miami an early boost  - MIA Players: #32 Morgan Stroman
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Link to this Photo Yderstrom was 0-6 from three  - UNC Players: #1 She'la White - MIA Tags: #3 Stefanie Yderstrom
Yderstrom was 0-6 from three
 
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UNC bench after a Hurricanes turnover
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Link to this Photo Breland was unstoppable inside  - UNC Players: #51 Jessica Breland - MIA Tags: #34 Sylvia Bullock
Breland was unstoppable inside
 
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Breland was also unstoppable outside
 
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Link to this Photo Miami fell behind and just couldn't catch up
Miami fell behind and just couldn't catch up
Link to this Photo Another hit for Breland  - UNC Players: #51 Jessica Breland - MIA Tags: #34 Sylvia Bullock
Another hit for Breland
 
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Link to this Photo Foul on Shenise Johnson called by Billy Smith
Foul on Shenise Johnson called by Billy Smith
Link to this Photo Breland went off for 28 points  - UNC Players: #51 Jessica Breland
Breland went off for 28 points
 
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Link to this Photo Spectacular rebound by Breland  - UNC Players: #51 Jessica Breland - MIA Tags: #42 Shenise Johnson
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