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1999-2000 Women's Hoops Schedule Released

Aug. 26, 1999

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami Athletic Director Paul Deeand head women’s basketball coach Ferne Labati announce the Hurricanes1999-2000 women’s basketball schedule.

The schedule features 10 games against teams that played during the1998-99 postseason, including a Jan. 29 match-up with defending BIG EASTChampion Connecticut at the Miami Arena.

The Hurricanes schedule consists of 16 home games, including theUM/UConn game at the Miami Arena, and 11 road games.Miami opens up the schedule at home with five straightnon-conference games against Furman (11/21), Eastern Kentucky (11/24), and1999 NCAA Tournament qualifiers Tulane (11/28), Florida (12/1) and FloridaInternational (12/4).

The remaining non-conference games include road games againstFlorida Atlantic (12/11) and Western Kentucky (1/11), an appearance in theOrange Bowl Classic vs. 1999 NCAA participant N.C. State and a home match-upvs. Atlantic 10 foe Temple (1/2).

The Hurricanes open their BIG EAST schedule on Jan.5 when theytravel to Rutgers, which advanced to the Elite Eight of last year’s NCAATournament. The Hurricanes open their BIG EAST home schedule against SetonHall on Jan. 15.

The Hurricanes home BIG EAST schedule also includes 1999 BIG EASTChampion Connecticut (1/29) and NCAA Tournament participants Notre Dame(1/22) and Boston College (2/2). All three were ranked in last year’s APtop 25 poll.

“To be the best you need to play the best”, said head coach FerneLabati. “Year in and year out we schedule tough games because we feel itwill only help us down the road. Playing a challenging non-conferenceschedule prepares us for the competition we face as a member of the BIGEAST, which sends four to five teams to the postseason annually.”

Season tickets for the upcoming Hurricane Women’s Basketball seasonare $25, which includes admittance for two adults and three children. UMemployees are offered a reduced rate of $17. Tickets for single games are$5 for adults and $3 for children.

Tickets can be purchased at the Hurricane Ticket Office in the HechtAthletic Center at 5821 San Amaro Drive in Coral Gables, Monday throughFriday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, orby calling 305-284-CANES in Dade or 1-800-GO-CANES. Tickets are alsoavailable online at www.hurricanesports.com.

1999-2000 Women’s Basketball Schedule

Date      Day          Time      Opponent, LocationNov. 14   Sunday       2:00 p.m. Exhibition Coral Gables, Fla.Nov. 17   Wednesday    7:30 p.m. Exhibition Coral Gables, Fla.Nov. 21   Sunday       2:00 p.m. Furman Coral Gables, Fla.Nov. 24   Wednesday    7:30 p.m. E. Kentucky Coral Gables, Fla.Nov. 28   Sunday       2:00 p.m. Tulane Coral Gables, Fla.Dec. 1    Wednesday    7:30 p.m. Florida Coral Gables, Fla.Dec. 4    Saturday     7:30 p.m. Florida International Coral Gables, Fla.Dec. 11   Saturday     7:30 p.m. @ Florida Atlantic Boca Raton, Fla.Dec. 19   Sunday       2:00 p.m. vs. N.C. State Boca Raton, Fla.          Orange Bowl ClassicDec. 28   Tuesday Hurricane Holiday Classic Coral Gables, Fla.                       2:00 p.m. UM vs. Brown                        4:00 p.m. Maryland vs. SMU Dec. 29   Wednesday Hurricane Holiday Classic Coral Gables, Fla.                       2:00 p.m. Consolation Game                        4:00 p.m. Championship Game Jan 2     Sunday       2:00 p.m. Temple Coral Gables, Fla.Jan. 5    Wednesday    7:30 p.m. @ Rutgers+ Piscataway, N.J.Jan. 8    Saturday     TBA       @ St. John's+ Jamaica, N.Y.Jan. 11   Tuesday      TBA       @ Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky.Jan. 15   Saturday     2:00 p.m. Seton Hall+ Coral Gables, Fla.Jan. 19   Wednesday    7:30 p.m. Georgetown+ Coral Gables, Fla.Jan. 22   Saturday     2:00 p.m. Notre Dame+ Coral Gables, Fla.Jan. 26   Wednesday    TBA       @ Villanova+ Villanova, Pa.Jan. 29   Saturday     4:00 p.m. Connecticut*+ Miami, Fla.Feb. 2    Wednesday    7:30 p.m. Boston College+ Coral Gables, Fla.Feb. 5    Saturday     TBA       @ West Virginia+ Morgantown, W.Va.Feb. 8    Tuesday      7:30 p.m. @ Connecticut+ Storrs, Conn.Feb. 12   Saturday     TBA       @ Providence+ Providence, R.I.Feb. 15   Tuesday      7:30 p.m. West Virginia+ Coral Gables, Fla.Feb. 19   Saturday     TBA       @ Georgetown+ Washington, D.C.Feb. 22   Tuesday      TBA       @ Notre Dame+ Notre Dame, Ind.Feb. 26   Saturday     2:00 p.m. Syracuse+ Coral Gables, Fla.Feb. 29   Tuesday      7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh+ Coral Gables, Fla.

+ – BIG EAST games* – at Miami ArenaAll dates and times are subject to changeFOR TICKETS, CALL 1-800-GO-CANES or (305) 284-GO CANES