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Miami to Host Binghamton in Final Game of Homestand

Dec. 12, 2008

CORAL GABLES – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will be facing the Binghamton University Bobcats at the BankUnited Center tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.

Binghamton at Miami / Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 / BankUnited Center / Coral Gables, Fla. / 1 p.m.

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Miami has had eight days to recover from their disappointing loss to Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge last Friday night. The Hurricanes were unable to hold on to their half-time lead, as tier second-half shooting went cold. However, in the loss, freshmen Shenise Johnson and Riquna Willams had some impressive numbers. Johnson nearly recorded a triple-double with eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Williams sank three three-point field goals for a team high 11 points.

Miami will play Binghamton in the fifth game of its season-high five-game home stand. So far in this home stand, the ‘Canes are 3-1 and will be looking to win their sixth game of the year tonight. Johnson continues to lead her team in scoring (13.4) and rebounding (8.5).

As a team, Miami has been very impressive distributing the ball as it averages 16.6 assists per contest. Charmaine Clark and Johnson are tied for the team lead with 4.4 assists per game.

A Look at Binghamton
Binghamton enter Saturday’s game with a 4-5 record with wins over Colgate (66-41), Bryant (68-61), Niagra (83-65) and La Salle (53-47).

The Bearcats are led by Erica Carter who is averaging 11.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Both Muffy Sadler and Laura Franceski are second on the team with 8.0 points per contest.. Binghamton is averaging 59.9 points and 34.7 rebounds per game as a team. BU is shooting 39.3 percent (189-481) from the floor, 33.9 percent (41-121) from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent (120-176) from the free throw line.

Binghamton has also registered 8.7 steals and 4.2 blocked shots per outing, while holding their opponents to 60.4 points per game and a shooting percentage of 38.9 (181-465). The Series Saturday will be the first meeting between the two teams.