Women's Basketball Hosts Virginia Tech

Women's Basketball Hosts Virginia Tech

Jan. 27, 2003

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-The Miami women’s basketball team plays the second game of a three-game homestand hosting Virginia Tech Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

The Hurricanes (12-5 overall, 4-2 in the BIG EAST) look for their first win in the new building after falling to Syracuse 62-59 Saturday night.

The Hokies (13-4 overall, 4-2 in the BIG EAST) are on a three-game winning streak after beating Rutgers 66-64 in overtime Wednesday night in Blackburg, Va.

The Hokies have the slight advantage in the all-time series leading 2-1. Miami won the last meeting between the two teams knocking off then-ranked VT 55-53 in Knight Sports Complex last season.

Five teams are tied for third place in the BIG EAST standings with conference records of 4-2, Miami, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Villanova and Virginia Tech.

Connecticut owns the first place spot at 6-0 in conference while Boston College is second at 5-1.

Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) continues to lead Miami averaging 23.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.

Ieva Kublina leads the Hokies averaging 14.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

The game is broadcast live on WVUM (90.5 FM) or via the internet at hurricanesports.com.

FoxSports Net will air the game Friday Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.

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