Hurricanes Face No. 6 Maryland on the Road Wednesday Night
Jan. 31, 2006
CORAL GABLES, Fla. –
|Miami (14-6, 4-3 ACC) vs (6/6) Maryland (19-2, 6-1 ACC)
February 1, 2006 / 7 p.m.
Comcast Center / College Park, Md.
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| First-year head coach Katie Meier and the Hurricanes are 14-6 on the year, already surpassing last seasons win total. With an overall record of 4-3 in league play, Miami currently sits at fourth place in the ACC.
The Hurricanes rank in the top half of the conference in seven different categories, including scoring, averaging 76.1 points per game which ranks fourth in the ACC.
UM’s scoring threat of late has been Renee Taylor who has averaged 23.0 points over the last four games, recording 20 or more points in each. Taylor ranks fifth overall in the ACC in scoring behind teammate Tamara James, who tops the league with 20.8 points per game.
James, a National Player of the Year candidate, enters Wednesday’s contest needing just eight points to surpass former Hurricane Frances Savage as UM all-time second-leading scorer.
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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 Maryland Following a 79-70 overtime win at Wake Forest Sunday, head coach Brenda Frese and the No. 6 Terrapins are 19-2 and 6-1 in the ACC. Maryland is the league’s top rebounding team (45.3 rpg) and the third highest scoring team (84.0 ppg) in the ACC.
Sophomore center Crystal Langhorne has been a key to the Terps success averaging 16.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game – numbers which rank third and second in the ACC, respectively.
The Series Wednesday’s game will mark the sixth meeting between the Hurricanes and Terrapins. Maryland holds a 4-1 advantage in the all-time series, winning each of the last two contest including a 70-65 decision last season in Coral Gables.
Then freshman Crystal Langhorne turned in a career performance with a 22 rebounds and 29 points, going 12-of-15 from the field, as the 20th-ranked Terrapins escaped with a win.
Langhorne’s 22 rebounds was the third-highest single game mark in Maryland (18-6, 7-5 ACC) history and just was one shy of the school record of 23.
The Hurricanes (12-13, 4-8 ACC) were led by Tamara James who scored a team-high 27 points and tied a career-best with seven steals, but, behind Langhorne’s performance, Miami was out-rebounded 46-to-26 on the night en route to the win.