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Miami to Face Florida State Sunday on Sun Sports

Miami to Face Florida State Sunday on Sun Sports

Jan. 5, 2007

CORAL GABLES, Fla. –

The <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Miami women’s basketball team will head to Tallahassee Sunday for a 2 p.m. match-up with in-state ACC rival FloridaState which will be televised live on Sun Sports<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

 

Miami (9-7, 0-1) at FloridaState (12-3, 1-0)

Sunday, January 7, 2007 / DonaldL.TuckerCenter / Tallahassee, Fla. / 2:00 p.m.

 

TV: Sun Sports

Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM

Web/Live Stats: www.hurricanesports.com

Internet Video: None

Internet Audio: www.wvum.org

 

The Hurricanes take to Tallahassee looking to improve on a 9-7 overall record after dropping a 72-42 decision at No. 3 Duke Wednesday in the 2006-07 ACC opener.

 

Averaging 70.9 points per game, Miami ranks third in the ACC in three-pointers made per game (5.9) and is fifth in the league in steals (10.6).

 

The Hurricanes are led by senior guard Renee Taylor’s ACC-high 20.7 points per game. Taylor, who ranks first in the league in free throw percentage (88.9) and fourth in three-pointers per game (2.3), has scored double figures in every game this season and is averaging 25.0 points over the last five games.

 

Junior guard Maurita Reid ranks second on the team in scoring (13.4) and rebounds (6.1) and is second in the ACC in steals (3.1).

 

Junior guard Albrey Grimsley has also been hot of late, averaging 10.7 points over the last three games.

 

A Look at FloridaState

Head coach Sue Semrau and the Seminoles are off to a 12-3 start after a 72-53 win at BostonCollege Thursday night.

 

FloridaState boasts one of the leagues most productive starting lineups with all five players averaging at least eight points. Senior guard Alicia Gladden’s 13.5 points per game followed by sophomore forward Brittany Miller’s 12.4 points per game.

 

Miller leads the team with 6.1 rebounds per game.

 

The Series

Sunday’s game will mark the 30th meeting between the in-state rivals with FloridaState holding a 22-7 advantage in the all-time series.

 

Florida State won both meetings last season, downing the Hurricanes 79-54 in a Feb. 9 game at the BankUnitedCenter and taking a 68-61 decision in Tallahassee Feb. 17.

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