Hurricanes Take on George Mason Wednesday Night
|Miami vs. George Mason
Wednesday, November 30 / 7 p.m.
BankUnited Center / Coral Gables, Fla.
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Tournament HeadquartersThe Game In what will be the third game of a five-game, nine-day stretch, the Hurricanes (3-0) play host to George Mason (2-2) Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center.Radio, Television and Internet BroadcastThe game will be broadcast live on WVUM (90.5 FM) and can also be HEARD LIVE on hurricanesports.com, which will also feature live scoring and stats.The Hurricanes The Hurricanes are 3-0 for just the ninth time in the school’s 34-year history. Under the direction of first-year head coach Katie Meier, the 3-0 start also marks only the second time in school history a coach has began their UM career with three consecutive victories. Senior forward Tamara James stands among the ACC’s top three in 6-of-13 categories, including first in steals (3.67 spg), second in rebounds (10.0 rpg) and third in points (21.3 ppg) per game. Senior guard Melissa Knight ranks second on the team and ninth in the ACC in points per game (14.7) followed by junior Renee Taylor, who’s averaging 14.3 points per game.The Patriots After dropping two games last weekend at the Duke Classic in Durham, N.C., the Patriots are 2-2 heading into Coral Gables. George Mason is led by a trio of players averaging double digit scoring in junior forward Tracy Holness (12.8 ppg), senior guard Jen Daniels (12.5 ppg) and sophomore forward Moni Akintunde (11.3 ppg). Akintunde tops the GUM roster with 8.5 rebounds per game.The Series Wednesday’s game will mark just the second meeting between the Hurricanes and the Patriots. George Mason stifled Miami in the only previous meeting, holding UM to a season-low 35 points in a 60-35 victory last season in Fairfax, Va.What to Watch For Miami has only opened the season 4-0 five times in 33 seasons…Only one coach (Isabella Hutchinson; 1977-78) in UM history has began their career 4-0…Miami is 117-70 (.700) against non-conference opponents…The Hurricanes are 28-11 (.718) in home games at the BankUnited Center, formerly known as the Convocation Center…Miami ranks third in the ACC in three-pointers made per game, hitting an average of 8.33 three’s per contest…UM’s Tamara James has scored in double figures in 33-straight games.Game Promotions Miami Hurricane women’s basketball fans will have the opportunity to collect player trading cards during all home games beginning Wednesday night against George Mason. The first 200 fans in attendance at each game will receive the cards, which will feature a different player each game during the 2005-06 season beginning Wednesday night with junior center Amy Audibert. Tickets Tickets are just $5 dollars for adults and $3 dollars for children and senior citizens. To purchase tickets or for more information please call the Hurricane Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-CANES or PURCHASE ONLINE at hurricanesports.com.