Miami Travels to Raleigh Thursday Night to Face NC State
Jan. 25, 2006
CORAL GABLES, Fla. –
|Miami (13-5, 3-2 ACC) at NC State (12-6, 2-3 ACC)
January 26, 2006 / 7 p.m.
Reynolds Coliseum / Raleigh, N.C..
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| Coming off a tough 77-65 loss to Virginia Sunday, first-year head coach Katie Meier and the Hurricanes are 13-5 on the year and 3-2 in ACC play.
Led by National Player of the Year candidate Tamara James’ ACC-leading 21.2 scoring average, Miami is one of the top offensive team’s in the ACC, averaging 76.0 points per game – the fourth-highest average in the league. UM also ranks fourth in the ACC in free throw percentage (.745), three-pointers per game (6.72) and steals (11.56 spg).
Along with scoring, James tops the ACC in steals (3.11 spg) and ranks in the top five in rebounding. Junior guard Renee Taylor is 10th in the ACC in scoring (14.6 ppg) and ranks fourth in the league in assists (4.8 apg) in conference games.
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|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 NC State Legendary head coach Kay Yow and the Wolfpack are 12-6 overall and 2-3 in conference games. NC State is one of the best three-point shooting teams in the ACC, hitting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc.
The Wolfpack roster features three players averaging double-digit scoring, including leading point-getter, senior center/forward Tiffany Stansbury (13.6 ppg). Stansbury also leads the team in rebounding (7.4 rpg).
The Series Thursday’s game will mark the sixth meeting between the Hurricanes and the Wolfpack. Miami has gone winless in each of the previous five meetings with NC State and have lost all three games played in Raleigh.
Miami lost two games to the Wolfpack last season, including the last meeting which resulted in a 71-68 loss in Coral Gables on Feb. 14.
In that game, NC State’s Rachel Stockdale drained a game-winning three-pointer off an in-bounds pass from teammate Kendra Bell with 27 seconds remaining to lift the 21st-ranked Wolfpack past Miami.
Tamara James scored 23 and Imani Dhahbu recorded 15 for the Hurricanes.