Women's Basketball Hosts The Gatorade Holiday Classic

CORAL GABLES, Fla.–The University of Miami women’s basketball team (6-2) returns to action hosting the annual Gatorade Holiday Classic, Dec. 27-28 at Knight Sports Complex.

Yale (5-3) and Bowling Green (2-7) meet in the first round at 5 p.m. Thursday, followed by the Hurricanes vs. Lehigh (4-5) at 7 p.m. Play continues Friday with the consolation game at 5 p.m. and the championship at 7 p.m.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 92-77 win over Florida Atlantic nearly two weeks ago.

Meghan Saake (Wellington, Fla.) led the team to victory scoring a career-high 24 points.

The junior earned BIG EAST Player of the Week for the first time in her career after connecting on 10-of-15 field goals, including 18 second half points to lead Miami.

Saake also leads the UM offense averaging 12.8 points per game.

The Hurricanes are undefeated at home this season with a perfect 4-0 record in Knight Sports Complex.

Lehigh, a member of the Patriot League, has lost two in a row, falling 93-63 to Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday Dec. 20. Junior Anne Tierney led Mountain Hawks with 22 points in the game and leads the team in scoring averaging 16.4 points per game.

The Miami/Lehigh game will be broadcast live on WVUM (90.5 FM) or via the internet at hurricanesports.com.

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