UM Welcomes Georgia Tech to the Convocation Center Sunday
Jan. 22, 2005
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will host Georgia Tech Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Convocation Center.
Georgia Tech (10-5, 1-3 ACC) vs Miami (8-9, 0-4 ACC)
Date: January 23, 2005
Time: 4 p.m.
Site (Capacity): The Convocation Center (7,000)
Location: Coral Gables, Fla.
TV: Comcast SportsNet (CSS)
Radio: WVUM (90.5 FM)
Tickets: $5 Adults/$3 Children and Seniors
Series: Miami Leads 3-0
Last Meeting: UM won 73-64 in Atlanta (3/13/02)
The Hurricanes return to Coral Gables Sunday afternoon to take on Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. at the Convocation Center. UM enters the game searching for their first ACC victory on the year and will look to snap a four-game skid after dropping a 73-59 decision at NC State Thursday night in Raleigh, N.C. This will mark the fourth meeting all-time between the Hurricanes, who lead the series at 3-0, and the Yellow Jackets, and will be the first meeting as ACC rivals between UM and Georgia Tech. Sunday’s game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet (CSS) with Matt Stewart calling play-by-play and Leah Secondo providing color analysis. The game can also be heard live on WVUM (90.5) as well as on the web at www.hurricanesports.com, which will also feature live scoring and stats. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors and can be purchased through the Hurricane Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-CANES or on the web at www.hurricanesports.com.
Coming off a 73-29 loss at NC State Thursday night, the Hurricanes look to snap a four-game losing streak Sunday against Georgia Tech. Miami has been nearly flawless at the Convocation Center this season, averaging 71.9 points per game this season with an overall record of 7-1 in home games. Junior Tamara James leads the nation in scoring, averaging 22.9 points per game and is tops in the UM roster in rebounding with 6.9 boards per game. Senior Yalonda McCormick is second on the team in scoring with 11.7 points per game and is second in the ACC with 6.06 assists per game. Freshman Albrey Grimsley has had a hot hand of late, scoring 15 points in each of her last two games and sophomore Imani Dhahabu is averaging 7.1 points as a starter. Senior Fallon Phanord is having the best season of her career, recording personal bests in nearly every statistical category in 2004-05.
The Yellow Jackets
Second-year head coach MaChelle Joseph and the Yellow Jackets head to Coral Gables with an overall record of 10-5 and 1-3 in ACC play. Georgia Tech is currently on a three-game skid, dropping games against Virginia, Maryland and Duke. One of the best defensive teams in the ACC, the Yellow Jackets are holding opponents to just 55.1 points per game and 35.8 percent shooting from the field. Also one of the youngest team’s in the league, Georgia Tech’s roster includes eight underclassmen and no seniors. Sophomore Stephanie Higgs leads the team in scoring, averaging 13.7 points per game followed by freshman Chioma Nnamaka, who has averaged 13.1 points per game. Junior Jessica Williams leads the team in rebounding with 7.1 boards per game and junior Kasha Terry is second in the ACC with 2.5 blocks per game this season.