Women's Basketball Hosts Florida

Women's Basketball Hosts Florida

Dec. 11, 2003

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-The Miami women’s basketball team plays host to in-state rival Florida Friday at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

Miami (6-0) plays its second game of a seven game home stand after starting the season with five games on the road.

The Hurricanes beat Florida International 78-58 in their last outing 10 days ago on Tuesday Dec. 2.

Florida (5-1) ends a seven-game road swing at Miami. The Gators beat Oakland 76-72 Tuesday night in Calif.

Miami’s 6-0 start marks the best start in school history. The Gators are currently on a three-game winning streak. Florida’s only loss of the season was at Richmond (98-88) on Nov. 25.

Florida owns a 28-12 advantage over Miami in the all-time series. The Gators have beaten Miami in the last eight meetings, including a 76-67 victory over UM in Gainesville last season.

Tamara James leads the team in scoring with 17.7 points per game. All five Miami starters are averaging in double-digits.

Florida has four players averaging in double-digits with Vanessa Hayden leading the pack with 19.7 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.

Tickets for the game are $1. To purchase tickets, please call (305) 284-2400 or email umathletics@miami.edu.

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