Hurricanes Take On No. 1 Connecticut
Jan. 28, 2000
CORAL GABLES, FL – The University of Miami women’s basketball team (8-9, 2-4 BIG EAST) will host the No. 1-ranked University of Connecticut (18-0, 7-0 BIG EAST) on Saturday, January 29 at 4 p.m. at the Miami Arena. This is the 17th meeting between the two schools with UCONN holding a 11-5 advantage. UConn has won 11 consecutive vs. the `Canes dating back to the 1993-94 season, prior to that the Hurricanes had won five in a row.
The game marks the first of two home games for the Hurricanes, before they play three road games. Most recently, the `Canes fell to Villanova on the road, 44-34. Freshman Alicia Hartlaub scored 14 points in the effort and Martha Bodley grabbed seven rebounds.
The Huskies travel to Coral Gables looking to continue their 18-game winning streak. UCONN is led by Shea Ralph (15.4 ppg., 5.1 apg.) and Svetlana Abrosimova (13.7 ppg., 5.9 rpg.)
Tipoff: 4 p.m.
Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM, www.hurricanesports.com
Records: Miami (8-9, 2-4 BIG EAST), Connecticut (18-0, 7-0 BIG EAST)
Pos. Player Yr. Ht. Avg.
F Svetlana Abrosimova Jr. 6-2 13.7
F Swintayla Cash So. 6-2 9.2
C Paige Sauer Sr. 6-5 5.1
G Shea Ralph Jr. 6-0 15.4
G Sue Bird So. 5-9 10.5