Miami to Host UAB Monday at 7 p.m.
UAB (2-1) at Miami (2-1)
Date & Tip Time: Monday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.
Location: Coral Gables, Fla. | BankUnited Center
Radio: WVUM 90.5 – wvum.org
Video Stream: Hurricanesports.com/AllAccess/
Live Stats: HurricaneSports.com
The University of Miami (2-1) women’s basketball team plays host to UAB (2-1) Monday at 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center.
Season tickets are available for as low as $50. Tickets may be purchased online at HurricaneSports.com or by calling the UM Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-CANES.
Single-game tickets are also available for $5 for all fans. UM students receive free admission when presenting their valid Cane Card.
The game on Monday will be the fourth meeting between the two teams. The Hurricanes knocked off the Blazers a season ago, 70-54 in what was the first meeting for the teams since 1980.
The Hurricanes are one of 22 teams that received votes in the latest AP Poll.
Riquna Williams became the second current Hurricane (Shenise Johnson) to crack the 1,000 point mark as she scored 18 points against Miami (OH) on Saturday. Johnson finished that game with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
UAB won its second straight game when it defeated Louisiana 58-46 on Saturday behind Jala Harris’ 22 points.
The Blazers return 10 letterwinners – four of them starters – from a season ago. The 2009-10 squad was the first since 2000 to advance to the Conference USA Championship Game.
Katie Meier is 74-85 in her sixth season at Miami and is 150-130 overall. She signed a five-year contract extension in the offseason after leading the `Canes to the WNIT Championship game and a 2009-10 record of 22-14.
Audra Smith returns for her 7th season as the head coach of the UAB women’s basketball program. SMith has posted an 83-100 record at the helm of the Blazers – her only head coaching stop.
In a special pregame ceremony on Monday, Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams will be recognized for scoring their 1,000th career point.
Shenise Johnson accomplished the feat in the WNIT quarterfinal round at Providence, when she poured in a career-best 33 points.
On Saturday against Miami (OH), junior guard Riquna Williams became the 21st player in program history to reach the mark.
LIVE STREAMING VIDEO
Miami women’s basketball home games will be streamed live on `Canes All-Access throughout the 2010-11 season. The only games that will not be streamed will be those televised on Regional Sports Network.
The service will be provided at a fee. To sign-up visit hurricanesports.cstv.com/allaccess/
HurricaneSports.com will feature a live gameday chat for fans to follow at home or in the office. To participate in the in-game chat below, return to this page 30-minutes prior to kick-off. Live stats will also be available at HurricaneSports.com
With nine threes against Miami (OH), the Hurricanes have made at least one three-point field goal in 295 straight games dating back to the 2000-01 season – currently the 11th-best active streak in the nation.
The Hurricanes led the ACC with 22 double-doubles last season. After just three games this season they seem to be picking up where they left off as Riquna Williams, Shenise Johnson and Morgan Stroman all recorded double-doubles against Kennesaw State to open the year. Johnson added her second double-double of the year with a 24 point, 11 rebound performance against Miami (OH).
With a season-best 24 points against Miami (OH), Shenise Johnson has now scored in double-figures in 40 straight games – the highest active streak of any Atlantic Coast Conference player.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The University of Miami will be hosting two different Tournaments this season at the BankUnited. Nov. 26-27, the `Canes will host the Women’s Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament and Dec. 28-30 the `Canes will host the Women’s Basketball Holiday Classic.
ACC PRESEASON POLL
The University of Miami was selected eighth in the ACC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll released on Oct. 26.
Duke was selected as the as the preseason favorite to win the 2010-11 ACC regular season title for the first time since 2005. The Blue Devils earned 24 of the possible 33 first-place votes.
North Carolina was picked second, followed by Florida State and Maryland. Georgia Tech was tabbed to finish fifth in front of NC State and Boston College. Following Miami was Wake Forest Virginia, Virginia Tech and Clemson.
INSIDE THE PROGRAM
The 2010-11 women’s basketball season will be the first to offer multiple social media outlets for fans and loyal supporters of the program to keep current with the Hurricanes.
You can follow all University of Miami teams on Twitter by visiting twitter.com/hurricanesports or follow just women’s basketball at twitter.com/miamiwbb. Fans can also check out HurricaneSports and University of Miami Women’s Basketball on facebook.com to get up-to-date news and information on the women’s basketball program.
HurricaneSports.com will also have all the most recent bio information and stats for all the team’s players.
For even more exclusive content – including video interviews, photos and more – be sure to visit the UWomen’s Hoops Blog at uwomenshoops.tumblr.com.
JOHNSON PRESEASON ALL-ACC
Miami guard Shenise Johnson was named to the Preseason All-ACC team as announced by the conference office on Oct. 26 from the ACC Women’s Basketball Media Day held at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Johnson becomes the first Hurricane since Tamara James in 2005 to be named a preseason all-conference member.
Duke’s Jasmine Thomas was named the Preseason Player of the Year.
Preseason Player of the Year
Jasmine Thomas, Sr., G, Duke
2010-11 Preseason All-ACC Team
Jessica Breland, Sr., F, North Carolina
Shenise Johnson, Jr., G, Miami
Carolyn Swords, Sr., C, Boston College
Jasmine Thomas, Sr., G, Duke
Courtney Ward, Sr., G, Florida State
FIFTH-ANNUAL YOUTH DAY
The University of Miami welcomed elementary and middle school children to be a `Cane for a Day at Youth Day at the `Canes home-opening win over Kennesaw State.
The School of Education, the President’s Office, Big Cheese and McDonald’s teamed up to provide a fun-filled day for local youth and to express the importance of education. Schools had the opportunity to showcase their cheerleaders or dance teams, as well as, nominate an Honorary Ball Kid that was recognized on court.
The future Hurricanes were treated to special halftime entertainment as Sebastian rounded up several of his friends and played a friendly game of hoops.
`CANES INK THREE TO 2011 CLASS
The Hurricanes have signed Michelle Woods of Naples, Fla., junior college transfer Jessica Capers of Gastonia, N.C. and Tyler Hobgood of Oxford, N.C. to their 2011 incoming class.
Woods, out of Naples Community School has been ranked as high as the No. 44 overall prospect by ESPN HoopGurlz and as the 10th best shooting guard by All Star Girls’ Report.
Capers signed to play at West Virginia in 2007, but a knee injury sidelined her for her freshman season. During the Mountaineers’ 2009-10 campaign, the 6-2 forward saw action in 18 games, but she decided to transfer to Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla. at the conclusion of the season.
Capers is ranked as the No. 3 overall junior college power forward in the country and 10th overall JC prospect according to the Dan Olson Collegiate Report.
Hobgood, a 6-1 power forward from JF Webb High School enters her senior season with a long list of accolades. She has already been named an all-conference performer on three occasions and has led her league in rebounding each of the last three seasons. Behind her aggressive play, JF Webb has won its conference’s regular season championship three straight years.
You can follow all University of Miami teams on Twitter by visiting twitter.com/hurricanesports or follow just women’s basketball at twitter.com/miamiwbb . Visit HurricaneSports.com and Miami Hurricanes Women’s Basketball on facebook to get all the up-to-date news and information on the women’s basketball team.