COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Stefanie Yderstrom scored a career-high 26 points and Shenise Johnson added 20 to help sixth-ranked Miami rally to beat No. 8 Maryland 76-74 on Sunday.
The Hurricanes (22-3, 11-1 ACC) have won 11 straight games since falling to North Carolina by two points on Jan. 2. They remained a game behind Duke for the conference lead.
Trailing 66-60 with 6 minutes left, Miami rallied behind Johnson. The senior preseason All-American's jumper from the corner with 2:07 left gave the Hurricanes their first lead since early in the first half and set up a tense finish.
Anjale Barrett's lay-in with 54 seconds to go put Maryland (21-4, 8-4) back up 72-71. But the Hurricanes took the lead for good on Sylvia Bullock's jumper 15 seconds later. After two missed shots by the Terrapins, Johnson hit two free throws to make it 75-72.
Laurin Mincy missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the game, and Riquna Williams hit a free throw to seal the win.