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UM on the Road Sunday in Match-Up with No. 21 Boston College

UM on the Road Sunday in Match-Up with No. 21 Boston College

Feb. 10, 2006

CORAL GABLES, Fla. –

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Miami looks to rebound from a Thursday night loss to FloridaState as they travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on No. 21 Boston College Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Silvio O. Conte Forum.

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Miami (15-8, 5-5 ACC) at BostonCollege (18-6, 5-4 ACC)

February 12, 2006 / 2 p.m. / Chestnut Hill, Mass. / Silvio O. Conte Forum (8,606)

Series: 25th meeting; UM leads 16-8

Last: UM won 82-68 at UM (1/19/06)

TV: None

Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM

Web: www.hurricanesports.com

 

Behind a 5-5 ACC mark and a 15-8 overall record, first-year head coach Katie Meier and the Hurricanes sit at sixth place in the ACC standings. Despite coming off their lowest point production (54) of the season, the Hurricanes rank fourth in the ACC in scoring at 75.3 points per game.

 

All-America candidate Tamara James has scored in double figures in 53-straight games and is first in the league in scoring at 19.9 points per game and leads the ACC in steals (2.83 spg).

 

Averaging 15.7 points per game, All-ACC candidate Renee Taylor is second on the team and fifth in the league in scoring.

 

Senior guard Melissa Knight has been UM’s most consistent player of late, hitting 58.5 percent from the floor over the last two games while averaging 11.5 points on the season.

 

Freshman center Brittany Denson is adding 6.0 points and 5.5 rebounds off the bench and sophomore forward Lamese James is posting 6.7 point and 7.0 rebounds over the last three games.

           

A Quick Look at Boston College

Riding a six-game win streak, head coach Cathy Inglese and the Eagles are 15-8 overall and 5-4 in league play after a close 57-55 win over Georgia Tech Thursday night.

 

Boston College’s roster includes two double-digit scorers in Brooke Queenan (14.3 ppg) and Kindyll Dorsey (10.9 ppg). Along with scoring, Queenan also leads the Eagles in rebounds with 8.5 rebounds per game which is good for third in the ACC.

 

The Series vs. Boston College

In a season rematch with former BIG EAST rivals, Miami, who joined the ACC last season, and 2005-06 ACC newcomer Boston College will meet for  the second time this season and the 25th time overall Sunday. Miami holds a 16-8 edge in the all-time series.

 

In the last meeting, Tamara James scored 25 points to lead Miami to a 82-68 victory No. 22 Boston College Jan. 19 in Coral Gables.

 

The Hurricanes put together a 25-3 run over the last part of the first half and the start of the second. James finished off the spurt with a three-point play to make it 45-31 Miami with 17:41 left.

 

Television, Radio and Internet Broadcast

 

Sunday’s game will be broadcast on WVUM (90.5 FM) and can also be heard on the web at www.hurricanesports.com which will also feature live scoring and stats.