No. 18 Hurricanes Travel To Providence

No. 18 Hurricanes Travel To Providence

Jan. 19, 2004

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-The No. 18-ranked Miami women’s basketball team is back in action traveling to face Providence Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I.

The Hurricanes (15-1, 4-1) enter the contest on a three-game winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 77-68 Saturday night in Coral Gables.

The Friars (4-11, 0-4) are looking for their first BIG EAST win of the season, falling to Syracuse 55-50 at home Saturday afternoon.

Providence, on a four-game losing streak, has not won a game since a 69-61 win over Coppin State on Dec. 30, 2003.

Miami leading scorer Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) practiced with the team and is expected to resume her starting role in Tuesday’s match up with PC.

Miami leads the all-time series 15-6 over PC. The Hurricanes won the last meeting 77-64 in Coral Gables last season.

The Hurricanes own a 6-4 advantage when playing in Alumni Hall but lost to the Friars in the last meeting in R.I. Miami fell 69-64 to PC during the 2001-02 season.

Miami averages 74.6 points per game, compared to 56.3 points per game for Providence.

Miami continues to have four starters averaging in double figures, James (16.2), Chanivia Broussard (13.8), Yalonda McCormick (12.6) and Shaquana Wilkins (12.1).

Wilkins leads the team with 8.1 rebounds per game.

The Friars have one player averaging double digits, senior Kristin Quinn leads the team with 10.5 points per game.

The game will be broadcast live on WVUM-90.5 FM or you can follow the game live at