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Women's Basketball Set to Take on Florida State Thursday

Women's Basketball Set to Take on Florida State Thursday

Jan. 30, 2007

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will take on in-state rival Florida State on Thursday at the BankUnited Center in the second meeting between the teams this season.

Florida State (16-5, 5-1 ACC) at Miami (10-12, 1-6 ACC)
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 / BankUnited Center / Coral Gables, Fla. / 7 p.m.
TV: CSS
Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM
Web/Live Stats: www.hurricanesports.com
Internet Video: None
Internet Audio: www.wvum.org
Tickets: $5 (adults), $3 (children/senior citizens)

The Hurricanes look to snap a two-game slide and even the season series with the Seminoles, after a 71-62 loss in Tallahassee less than a month ago. In that game, Miami was paced by senior Renee Taylor‘s 18 points, along with a strong 15-point contribution from junior Albrey Grimsley and a solid 10-point, nine-rebound performance by junior Carla Williams.

The Hurricanes return to the court after Sunday’s 79-69 home loss to Clemson – just their third defeat at the BankUnited Center this season. Taylor, the ACC’s leading scorer with 19.5 points per game, poured in a game-high 20 points in the loss, while freshman Charmaine Clark added her first collegiate double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds – including an 8-of-9 performance from the charity stripe.

Clark, who has started six straight games, is developing as a strong inside presence for the Hurricanes and is averaging 15.3 points and 9.0 rebounds over the last three games – including a career-high 20-point performance in Miami’s win over Boston College.

Junior Maurita Reid adds 14.2 points (12th in the ACC), 6.0 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game (2nd in the ACC) for the Hurricanes.

A Look at Florida State
The Seminoles bounced back from their first ACC loss of the season, a 73-60 decision versus Duke on January 25, to defeat Virginia, 63-47, at home on Sunday. Senior Alicia Gladden scored a game-high 21 points in the win, while freshman Jacinta Monroe, the ACC Rookie of the Week, had a double-double of 15 points and 10 boards.

For the season, Gladden leads FSU with 14.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, including 17.0 points per game in ACC play. Britany Miller, a 6-4 sophomore center, adds 11.7 points and 5.7 rebounds an outing, while Monroe chips in 9.0 points, 6.3 boards and 2.1 blocks per game to rank third in the league.

The Series
Thursday’s game will mark the 31st meeting between the in-state rivals with Florida State holding a 23-7 advantage in the all-time series. The Seminoles have won three straight over the Hurricanes.

Watch Live on CSS
Thursday’s game will be broadcast live on Comcast Sports Southeast. Play-by-play will be provided by Adam Levinson, while Robin Muller will add color commentary.

Women’s Basketball Employee Day
Thursday’s game has been designated Women’s Basketball Employee Day. All employees may receive one complimentary ticket to the game and may purchase up to five additional tickets for family members for $1 each. A ticket registration form must be filled out in advance, which can be downloaded here.