Women's Basketball Opens the 2003-04 Season

Women's Basketball Opens the 2003-04 Season

Nov. 21, 2003

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-The Miami women’s basketball team opens the 2003-04 season this weekend traveling to Morehead, Ky. to participate in the Morehead State Tournament.

Miami will face host Morehead State Saturday at 4 p.m. in the opening round before facing Eastern Kentucky at 1 p.m. Sunday.

This will be the first meeting between UM and Morehead and the third meeting between UM and EKU. The series with EKU is tied one-all with Miami winning the last meeting 83-66 during the 1999-00 season.

The Hurricanes went 1-1 during the exhibition season, beating the Tournament of Champions 106-58 in the last outing.

Miami’s five starters averaged 11.0 points or better during the exhibition season; Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) 19.5 ppg, Yalonda McCormick (Miami, Fla.) 15.0 ppg, Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) 15.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) 11.0 ppg and Melissa Knight (Philadelphia, Pa.) 11.0 ppg.

UM returns 10 letterwinners, including four starters from last season’s 18-13 club. Head coach Ferne Labati enters her 16th season with a record of 268-172 at UM.

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