Gameday: No. 7 Miami vs. Texas-Pan American - Nov. 11
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|Miami vs. Texas-Pan American
Nov. 11, 2011 | BankUnited Center | 90.5 WVUM Radio
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The seventh-ranked University of Miami women’s basketball team will open the 2011-12 season in front of its home crowd when it welcomes Texas-Pan American to the BankUnited Center on Fan Appreciation Day. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.
The Canes return every single player from a season ago, including the ACC Preseason Player of the Year Shenise Johnson and fellow Preseason All-ACC Team member Riquna Williams. The 2010-11 season saw the Canes earn a share of the ACC regular season title and earn a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Led by Williams and Johnson, Miami trounced cross-town Barry University, 96-44, in its only exhibition on Monday. The backcourt duo each scored a team-leading 13 points and both only played 21 minutes.
Junior Stefanie Yderstrom scored 12 points, nine coming via the three-ball, while fellow junior Morgan Stroman added 11. In her highly anticipated UM debut, 6-6 center Shawnice Wilson scored 10 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.
Texas-Pan American is coming off a 12-19 season out of the Great West Conference. The Broncs are led by junior senior forward Adanna Opara, who averaged 17 points and nine rebounds a year ago.
It its lone exhibition last week, Texas-Pan American easily handled Texas A&M-Kingsville, 71-52. Opara led the way with 17 points and nine boards.
Friday’s game, the first regular season game to be played in the country, will be the first between the two programs.