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UM Heads to Tallahassee Friday for Televised Rematch with FSU

UM Heads to Tallahassee Friday for Televised Rematch with FSU

Feb. 16, 2006

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Miami (15-9, 5-6 ACC) at Florida State (15-8, 6-4 ACC)
February 17, 2006 / 8:30 p.m.
Donald L. Tucker Center / Tallahassee, Fla.
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The Game
With a 5-6 mark in league play and a 15-9 overall record, first-year head coach Katie Meier and the Hurricanes are currently tied for sixth place in the ACC standings. Averaging 75.0 points per game, Miami ranks third in the ACC and 15th nationally in scoring.

All-America candidate Tamara James leads the UM offensive efforts, averaging an ACC-best 19.8 points per game. James also leads the league in steals (2.79 spg) and ranks among the top five in rebounding (7.6 rpg).

Junior guard Renee Taylor is second on the team and fifth in the ACC in scoring with 15.6 points per game. In ACC play alone, Taylor leads the conference in steals (3.09 spg) and is second in scoring (17.5 ppg).

Senior guard Melissa Knight enters Friday’s game averaging 11.5 points per game and over the last three games, has hit nine of her last 17 three-point attempts.

Television, Radio and Internet Broadcast
Friday’s game will be televised live on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN), which consists of Fox Sports Net (FSN) and Comcast Sports South (CSS).The game will also be broadcast live on WVUM (90.5 FM) and can be HEARD LIVE on hurricanesports.com, which will also feature live scoring and stats.

A Quick Look at Florida State Head coach Sue Semrau and the Seminoles are 15-8 and 6-4 in the ACC after winning four of their last five games.

Florida State’s roster boasts four players averaging double-digits in scoring, led by junior guard Alicia Gladden’s 12.7 points per game. Gladden also leads FSU in rebounding (5.7 rpg) and is averaging 14.3 points in ACC play.

Senior guard Ganiyat Adeduntan is second on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg) followed by freshman center Brittany Miller (10.3 ppg) and senior guard Holly Johnson (10.2 ppg).

The Series Friday’s game will mark the 29th meeting between the Hurricanes and Seminoles. Florida State has won six of the last seven meetings, including this season’s previous game, a 79-54 decision last Thursday in Coral Gables.

In that game, Florida State limited Miami’s offensive production to just 18 field goals to upend the Hurricanes 79-54 at the BankUnited Center, marking UM’s lowest point total of the season.

As a team, the Hurricanes recorded their lowest field percentage of the season (32.1) while FSU hit 47.5 percent from the field including 5-of-11 three-point attempts.