Hurricanes to Square-Off at Wake Forest

Hurricanes to Square-Off at Wake Forest

Feb. 23, 2008

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<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team travels to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum.


Miami (9-17, 2-9) vs. WakeForest (14-13, 1-11)

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 / Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum / Winston-Salem, N.C. / 1:30 p.m.

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Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM

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Miami played a tough game against the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday night, falling 61-79.  The Hurricanes held the Tar Heels nine points under their season average and forced 23 turnovers, but were only able to hit 24 of 82 shots, for a 29.3 shooting average.

Maurita Reid tied for a game-high 18 points, sinking four three-pointers in the process.  She also pulled down seven rebounds.  Sophomore Charmaine Clark grabbed a season-high nine boards, helping the `Canes grab a total of 22 offensive rebounds.


A Look at WakeForest

Wake Forest has had a week to make adjustments for the Hurricanes after their 20-point loss at the hands of the NC State Wolfpack.  Their lone ACC win came over the Virginia Tech Hokies on Feb. 7, a team that defeated the `Canes in overtime on Feb. 11.


The Demon Deacons are led offensively by juniors Alex Tchangoue and CorrinneGroves.  Groves averages a team-high 11.4 points per game while Tchangoue is right behind her with 11.3 per contest.


The Series

The Hurricanes hold a 3-2 all-time advantage over the Demon Deacons, including the last two.  Last season, Miami defeated WakeForest 77-51 in Coral Gables last season and the last time the `Canes were in Winston-Salem they came out on top 79-71 during the 2006 season.


The two teams played only once prior to Miami joining the ACC, their first meeting, Jan. 8, 1983, with Miami winning 81-65.