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Women's Basketball Plays Host To Northwestern

Nov. 20, 2001

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CORAL GABLES, Fla.-The Miami women’s basketball team plays host to Northwestern Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Knight Sports Complex on the UM campus.

This will be the second meeting between Miami (1-0) and Northwestern (0-1). The Wildcats beat Miami 56-48 last season in Evanston, Ill.

UM enters the contest after beating Iona 71-52 in its season opener Sunday afternoon in Coral Gables.

In her first collegiate start at point guard, Hutashi Wilson led Miami with a career-high 16 points, seven rebounds and three steals against Iona.

Head coach Ferne Labati enters her 14th season at the helm of the Hurricane basketball program. Labati is the all-time winningest women’s basketball coach at Miami with a record of 232-147.

Northwestern, under the direction of June Olkowski, enters tonight’s game 0-1, after suffering a 68-63 loss to Northern Illinois Sunday night.

Olkowski is in her third season as the Wildcats’ head coach. She has compiled an 11-44 record.

Junior Emily Butler led the Wildcats with a game-high 18 points and also had five steals.

The game will be broadcast live on WVUM (90.5 FM).

For ticket information contact the Hurricane Ticket Office at 305-284-CANES in Dade or 1-800-GO-CANES.

In conjunction with the Miami Athletic Department and the Women’s Basketball team, the Daily Bread Food Bank will be sponsoring a food drive during the first two women’s basketball games.

A special discounted ticket ($2) will be offered to those who bring (3) non-perishable items to the Hecht Athletic Center on the day of the game.