Women's Hoopsters Host Pittsburgh in Home Finale

Feb. 28, 2000

CORAL GABLES, FL – The University of Miami women’s basketball team (12-14, 6-9 BIG EAST) will host Pittsburgh (16-10, 7-8 BIG EAST) on Tuesday, February 29 at the Knight Sports Complex on the Coral Gables campus. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. The game marks the final BIG EAST game of the regular season for both schools and the final career home game for senior captain Gina Graziani.

This is the 19th meeting between the two schools. Miami holds an 11-7 advantage in the series. UM defeated the Panthers, 63-61, on the road last season.

Most recently, the Hurricanes defeated Syracuse (10-16, 3-12 BIG EAST), 66-64, on Saturday at the Knight Sports Complex on the Coral Gables campus. Freshman Alicia Hartlaub led three Hurricanes in double figures with 19 points. Junior Dalia Clarke fell one rebound short of a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds. Graziani finished with 15 markers and seven assists. The senior captain is now only five assists short of tying the BIG EAST career assist record of 471 held by former Providence player Shayna Evans.

Miami is led by Sheila James (11.8 ppg., 4.2 rpg.) and Alicia Hartlaub (10.9 ppg., 6.5 rpg.)

Tipoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM

Records: Miami (12-14, 6-9 BIG EAST), Pittsburgh (16-10, 7-8 BIG EAST)