Miami Heads to Virginia Tech for Thursday's ACC Action
Jan. 23, 2007
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team hits the road to take on Virginia Tech in ACC action on Thursday evening.
Miami (10-10, 1-4 ACC) at Virginia Tech (13-8, 3-3 ACC)
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 / Cassell Coliseum / Blacksburg, Va. / 7 p.m.
Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM
Web/Live Stats: www.hokiesports.com
Internet Video: www.accselect.com
Internet Audio: www.wvum.org
After a week-long hiatus from the hardwood, the University of Miami women’s basketball team comes off a 15-point win over Boston College in search of its second ACC win of 2007.
The Hurricanes faced a tough start to conference competition, already having played a pair of the nation’s top-three teams, as well as three of the ACC’s top-four teams. The ACC’s No. 5 is next on the slate with Thursday’s contest at Virginia Tech.
Senior Renee Taylor continues to lead Miami with her ACC-best 19.6 points per game and 87.5 percent free-throw shooting. Although the 5-2 guard got off to a relatively slow start in ACC play — averaging “just” 12.3 points per game over the first four ACC games, she fired back with 26 points, four assists and four steals in the win over Boston College.
Junior guard Maurita Reid continues to be a sharp and steady performer for the `Canes, averaging 13.2 points and team highs of 3.2 steals (second in the ACC) and 5.9 rebounds per game. She had 15 points — including three 3-pointers — and four assists in last Thursday’s win.
As a team, Miami ranks third in the ACC in three-pointers made per game (5.8) and fifth in steals per game (10.6).
A Look at Virginia Tech
The Hokies ride a two-game win streak into Thursday’s game, including a last-second 60-58 win over in-state rival Virginia on Monday. Virginia Tech edged UVA on the glass, 39-35, and used 87 percent free-throw shooting (20-23) in the win. The Hokies are led by senior guard Kirby Copeland (14.7 ppg, 4.7 apg) and 6-6 senior center Nare Diawara (12.3 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.6 bpg).
Thursday’s game will mark will mark the ninth meeting between Miami and Virginia Tech, with UM leading the all-time series, 5-3. Miami has won five of the last six meetings versus Virginia Tech, but is 1-3 all-time in Blacksburg.
Watch Live on ACC Select
Thursday’s game will be broadcast exclusively via streaming video on ACC Select at www.accselect.com. Hurricanes fans can purchase a Single Event Pass ($3.99 per event) or an All Event Pass ($5.99 per month) which allows unlimited access to games.