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Women's Basketball Faces Virginia Tech

Jan. 6, 2001

CORAL GABLES, Fla.–The University of Miami women’s basketball team will travel to face BIG EAST opponent Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

The game will be televised live on Fox SportsNet Florida, Home Team Sports and the Empire Sports Network.

Miami enters the contest 7-4 overall and 0-1 in BIG EAST play, while the Hokies are 9-4 overall and 0-2 in conference.

This will be the first meeting between Miami and the newest member of the BIG EAST conference, VT.

Miami is currently on its longest win-streak of the season, with three consecutive wins.

The Hurricanes are coming off of an 83-48 victory over Radford. Sheila James (Ruboina, Fla.) scored a career-high of 28 points in the win, while teammate Meghan Saake (Wellington, Fla.) dished out a career-high of 10 assists.

James now leads the team in scoring, averaging 12.4 points per game.

VT is coming off of an 75-64 loss to #3 Notre Dame.

Senior forward, Tere Williams leads the Hokies with 15.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

VT was picked fifth in the BIG EAST pre-season polls, while Miami was picked to finish ninth in conference.

The game can be heard on, WVUM-90.5 FM or via the internet on hurricanesports.com.