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Hurricanes Host ACC Rival Virginia Sunday at the BankUnited Center

Hurricanes Host ACC Rival Virginia Sunday at the BankUnited Center

Jan. 21, 2006

Coral Gables, Fla. –

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Miami (13-4, 3-1 ACC) vs. Virginia (12-4, 1-3 ACC)
January 22, 2006 / 2 p.m.
BankUnited Center / Coral Gables, Fla.
Game Notes
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The Game
First-year head coach Katie Meier and the Hurricanes are 13-4 on the year, marking just the sixth time in school history Miami has started off 13-4 or better. After knocking off No. 21 Boston College Thursday night at the BankUnited Center, Meier and the Hurricanes are 3-1 in ACC play.

Miami ranks in the top five in the ACC in six different categories including scoring (76.3 ppg), free throw percentage (.724) and steals per game (11.44 spg).

Senior National Player of the Year candidate Tamara James leads the ACC in scoring (21.5 ppg) and steals (3.19 spg) and sits among the league’s top 10 in six other categories.

Junior guard Renee Taylor is 10th in the ACC in scoring (14.2 ppg) and has hit 20 of her last 21 free throw attempts.

Television, Radio and Internet Broadcast
The 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.

A Quick Look at Virginia Head coach Debbie Ryan and the Cavaliers are 12-4 overall and 2-3 in ACC play this season. Virginia’s success this season has come from their defensive efforts which allow just 54.2 points per game while forcing 12.31 steals per contest – both of which rank third in the league.

The Cavaliers have three players averaging double figures led by junior center Siedah Williams (12.0 ppg). Sophomore guard Sharnee Zoll leads the ACC in assists per game (6.44 apg) while averaging 9.7 points per game

The Series Sunday’s game will mark just the third meeting between the Hurricanes and Cavaliers. The two teams have split the two previous meetings. Miami won the last contest, a 66-60 decision in Charlottesville on Feb. 10 last season.

Tamara James scored 12 points in the final four minutes en route to her second-straight 30-point game as Miami downed Virginia, 66-60, at University Hall.

Game PromotionsMiami Hurricane women’s basketball fans will have the opportunity to collect player trading cards during all home games. 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 including Sunday with senior guard Katie Hayek.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.