Dickerson Posts 42 points in Wild Comeback Win at IUPUI

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Dec. 6, 2017

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Facing a 16-point deficit with under a minute to go in the third quarter, the Miami University women's basketball team stormed back to upend IUPUI, 96-83, in overtime behind sophomore guard Lauren Dickerson's career-high 42 points in front of family and friends.

At the end of three quarters, the RedHawks (5-3 overall) were looking at a 14-point mountain to climb. Queue Dickerson, who posted 16 fourth-quarter points, the latter four of which came on a wild sequence. Down 75-71 with seven seconds left on the clock, Dickerson raced the full length of the court, chucked up a three, sunk the bucket and was fouled.

She completed the four-point play at the charity stripe to knot the game at 75-all. The Jaguars (6-2 overall) had 1.5 seconds to try and pull off a game-winning shot but their attempt at the horn fell short.

The teams traded points to begin overtime with the score standing at 81-80 in favor of Miami just over a minute in. A three-pointer and a layup by Dickerson, as well as a bucket from Galloway quickly widened the Red & White lead to 88-80 with 1:57 left on the clock. Six free throws and another basket by Galloway locked in the victory as the scoreboard read 96-83 Miami as the clock hit all zeros.

Dickerson finished the evening having shot 13-of-26 from the field, including 9-of-15 from the three-point line. Her nine makes from long range tied a program-high that was previously set by Jamie Stewart against Bowling Green on Jan. 22, 2000.

"After having a really tough first half, we battled and showed something that we have been talking about for months," said head coach Megan Duffy. "IUPUI is a really good team and will win a lot of games this year. Our fight in the 4th quarter and overtime was fun to watch. Lauren Dickerson put the team on her back and made play after play down the stretch. To do that in front of her family and in her hometown was special. We continued to stay together, defended better as the game went on, and more and more players stepped up big."

Step up big they did - junior forward Kendall McCoy posted 15 points and nine rebounds off of the bench, the second-straight game she has missed a double-double by a single board.

Junior guard Leah Purvis tied her season-high with 17 points on five makes from beyond the arc and a pair of free throws. The five three-pointers ties her career high.

Senior forward Megan Galloway contributed 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting and converted under pressure on multiple occasions.

In total, the 'Hawks shot 46.6 percent from the field including 55.6 percent from beyond the arc. 15 made three-pointers ties for second-most in a single game in program history. The most is 16, which has happened on two occasions. The 96 total points is the most since the team beat Cal State Bakersfield, 101-92, inside Millett Hall on Dec. 11, 2010.

Miami is back in action this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Jacksonville State in the back half of a doubleheader with the men's team, who plays Fort Wayne at 1 p.m. Both games will air live on ESPN3.