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Miami Travels to the Palmetto State Thursday to Face Clemson

Jan. 11, 2006

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Miami at Clemson
January 12, 2005 / 7 p.m.
Littlejohn Coliseum / Clemson, S.C.
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The Game
Having won four of its last five games, Miami takes to the road Thursday to face ACC rival Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum in a televised match-up on Comcast SportsNet at 7 p.m.

First-year head coach Katie Meier and the Hurricanes are 11-3 on the year and 1-1 in ACC play coming off a loss to No. 4 North Carolina Monday in Coral Gables. Shooting 46.3 percent from the floor as a team, Miami is averaging 77.7 points per game which ranks 13th in the NCAA in scoring.

UM’s main scoring threat is National Player of the Year candidate Tamara James who tops the ACC and ranks ninth nationally with 20.9 points per game. James also leads the Hurricanes in rebounding (8.4 rpg) and steals (3.14 spg.)

Junior guard Renee Taylor is second on the team in scoring (14.5 ppg) while senior forward Melissa Knight, who is third on the UM roster in scoring (12.3 ppg) enters the game coming off a 14-point outing against No. 4 UNC Monday night.

Television, Radio and Internet Broadcast Thursday’s game will televised live on Comcast SportsNet (CSS). The game will also be broadcast live on WVUM (90.5 FM) and can also be heard live on the web at www.hurricanesports.com which will also feature live scoring and stats.A Quick Look at Clemson After downing Georgia Tech 72-63 Sunday at Clemson Cristy McKinney, who is in her first season with the Tigers, is 7-9 this season and 1-1 in league play.

Offensively, Clemson is led by senior guard Julie Talley who averages 10 points per game. Sophomore forward Maxienne White leads the Tigers in rebounding with 6.3 boards per game.

The Series vs. Clemson Thursday’s game will mark the fourth meeting between the Hurricanes and Tigers. The Tigers hold a 2-1 series edge, however Miami knocked off CU 83-69 last season in Clemson.

Last season UM won behind a career-best 17-point outing by junior Katie Hayek and a 12-point, 13-rebound double-double by sophomore Imani Dhahabu as the Hurricanes downed Clemson 83-69 at Littlejohn Coliseum.