Women's Basketball Announces 2006-07 Schedule

Women's Basketball Announces 2006-07 Schedule

Aug. 18, 2006

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Fifteen home games, including five against teams appearing in the 2006 NCAA Tournament, a throwback game and three televised games highlight the 2006-07 University of Miami women’s basketball schedule announced Friday in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Among the impressive group of teams slated to visit Coral Gables this season include 2005-06 National Champion Maryland (Jan. 11) and Sweet 16 qualifier Boston College (Jan. 18). Throughout the 29-game slate, Miami will play a total of 15 games – nine NCAA Tournament, six WNIT – against teams coming off postseason appearances last season.

Also highlighting the 2006-07 home schedule will be a special “throwback game” played at the Knight Sports Complex Dec. 1 against Jackson State. The game will mark the first basketball game played at the Knight Sports Complex since the opening of the BankUnited Center in January of 2003.

The Hurricanes will appear on television at least three times facing Boston College Feb. 11 on ESPN2 and squaring off with Georgia Tech (Jan. 14) and NC State (Feb. 25) on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network.

In non-conference action, Miami faces opponents from some of the nation’s top leagues including Mississippi (Dec. 21) and a potential match-up with Auburn (Dec. 29) out of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

“We have an extremely challenging schedule but it’s one we are thrilled about,” said second-year head coach Katie Meier, who guided the Hurricanes to a 17-13 record and a berth into the 2006 WNIT in her first season at UM.

“We’ll have five new players who we will depend on heavily this season so facing some of the better teams from some of the country’s top conferences early on will really help prepare us for ACC play.”

“Perhaps the most exciting part of this year’s schedule is having the opportunity to play at least 15 games at home,” Meier added. “Playing in front of your fans at home in a league as tough as the ACC is a major benefit for any program. I believe we will have one of the most exciting, up-tempo teams in the ACC and look forward to having the fan support that will make the BankUnited Center one of the most difficult places to play for opposing teams.”

Miami opens the season and with a two-game home stand against Georgia State (Nov. 10) and 2006 NCAA Tournament participant Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Nov. 13).

Following a 15-game non-conference slate the Hurricanes open ACC play Jan. 3 at 2005-06 NCAA Championship runner-up Duke. The game against the Blue Devils, for whom Meier starred as an All-ACC standout from 1986-90, will mark Meier’s first trip back to Durham as the head coach at UM.

Season ticket packages for the 2006-07 season start at just $75 dollars and include admission to all 15 home games. Fans can also purchase the Family Plan and receive admission to all home games for two adults and three children for just $100 dollars.

For additional ticket information, please contact the Hurricane Ticket Office online at www.hurricanesports.com – the Official Website of Hurricane Athletics – or by calling 1-800-GO-CANES.

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