Cheryl Miller Dropped Perfect One-Liner About Her 105-Point Game During NC State-South Carolina

Cheryl Miller makes an appearance on "The Bird and Taurasi Show."
Cheryl Miller makes an appearance on "The Bird and Taurasi Show." / Screengrab via ESPN

Basketball icon Cheryl Miller brushed off her trash-talking talent Friday while appearing on ESPN's The Bird and Taurasi Show.

While talking to hosts Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi during a broadcast of the Final Four matchup between NC State and South Carolina, Miller was asked about her famous 105-point game from high school.

"Cheryl, you scored 100 points in a game?" Taurasi asked.

"105," Bird corrected.

"I didn't play the last two minutes, though," Miller responded with a stone-cold look. Bird and Taurasi lost it.

Miller starred at Riverside Polytechnic High School from 1978 to '82 and was named an All-American by Parade magazine four times. As a senior, she set a national record by scoring 105 points in Riverside Poly's 179–15 win over Riverside Norte Vista on Jan. 26, 1982.

Miller, the sister of Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller, went on to play at USC and was named the Naismith College Player of the Year three times. She was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995.

And like her brother Reggie, she definitely would have a place in the Trash Talk Hall of Fame—shown again by her witty remark during Friday's semifinal.

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