Hurricanes Travel to Raleigh to Take on N.C. State

Hurricanes Travel to Raleigh to Take on N.C. State

Feb. 13, 2008

CORAL GABLES – The <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Miami women’s basketball will travel to Raleigh, N.C. to take on the Wolfpack of N.C. State at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Reynolds Coliseum. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>


Miami (9-15, 2-7) vs. N.C.State (15-9, 3-6)

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 / Reynolds Coliseum / Raleigh, N.C., / 7p.m.

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Miami was only seconds away from consecutive wins in their last game against Virginia Tech, but driving lay-up from the Hokies’ Utahya Drye, forced overtime.  In the extra period the Hurricanes were outscored 12-4 and fell to 1-2 in overtime games on the season.


Senior guard Maurita Reid remains the scoring (16.0) and rebounding (5.5) leader for Miami.   She scored a 26 for the `Canes in the VT  loss and will look to lead her team to their first ever win against N.C.State.


A Look at N.C.State

N.C. State is coming off a 19-point victory over BostonCollege Sunday at the Reynolds Coliseum.  Prior to that the Wolfpack had dropped two-straight at Virginia and FloridaState.


Khadijah Whittington is the leading scorer and rebounder for N.C.State as she averages a double-double every night with 17.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.  Shayla Fields is the only other player averaging double-figures with 12.5 points per contest.


The Series

The Hurricanes have never defeated the Wolfpack of N.C. State with a total of seven tries.  the two teams met for the first time in 1981 and it has been a one-sided affair ever since. 


Since joining the ACC in 2005, Miami has lost four to the Coach Kay Yow’s squad including a 53-77 loss last season at the BankUnitedCenter.