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No. 8 Hurricanes Hit the Road for Tilt with Boston College

No. 8 Hurricanes Hit the Road for Tilt with Boston College

Jan. 28, 2012


No. 10/8 Miami at Boston College
     Jan. 29, 2012 | 5 p.m. | Silvio O. Conte Forum | ACC Web Stream
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Miami 18-3 (7-1 ACC)
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Boston College 5-15 (0-7 ACC)
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      Hurricanes in the News …  

      • Johnson and Williams Named to Wooden List
      • No. 8 Canes Roll Wake Forest
      • Canes Courtside: New Lineup, Same Results
      • Yderstrom Scores Career-High in Win
      • Johnson Lifts Canes at Virginia
      • Yderstrom Slams Door on Florida State
      • Canes Courtside: The Shenise Show

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Univesity of Miami women’s basketball team will look to maintain its recent success against the Boston College when it travels to Chestnut Hill to face the Eagles Sunday at 5 p.m.

The Canes have won the last three meetings bewtween the two teams, dating back to the final regular season game of the 2009-10 season.

Miami Duo Honored on Wooden List
Miami Hurricanes Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams have been named to the Women’s Midseason Nominee List for the 2011 John R. Wooden Award, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The Wooden Award is considered the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. The Midseason List names the Top 20 candidates for the award.


On the Verge of Greatness
With just 76 more rebounds, senior Shenise Johnson will become just the third player in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to score 2,000 points, pull down 1,000 rebounds and dish out 500 assists in a career.

After a nationwide survey, it was found that Stanford’s Nicole Powell (2000-04) and Old Dominion’s Nancy Lieberman (1976-1980) are the only other women to accomplish the feat.

A Program First
For the first time in the history of the program, the Hurricanes defeated a Top 5 team. Maryland visited the BankUnited Center on Jan. 12 with a perfect 16-0 record and a No. 5 national ranking.

Miami, behind 34 points from Riquna Williams, defeated the Terrapins 75-63. At the time, Maryland was the highest scoring team in the nation and were also ranked No. 1 nationally in rebound differential. The Canes held the Terps to 21 points below their season average and outrebounded them 48-40.

Shenise Dazzles in Scoring 2,000 points
Miami’s versatile senior guard Shenise Johnson became the fourth player in program history to reach the 2,000-point plateau. Needing 15 points to reach the milestone heading into UM’s Jan. 15 contest at Florida State, Johnson started the game on fire, hitting seven of her first 10 shots. Her final bucket of the half, a layup coming off of a Seminole turnover, proved to be her 15th point of the game.

Johnson would finish the contest with a game-best 24 points, leading the Canes to victory – the first win in nearly 25 years at Florida State.

Johnson currently has 2,057 points and needs just 127 to pass Frances Savage (1988-92) for third place on the school all-time scoring list.

Riquna Isn’t Too Far Behind
The Canes are gifted with two offensively gifted guards. Riquna Williams is just 24 points shy of the 2,000-point milestone herself. If she is to reach the mark, Miami would be the only team in the nation with two 2,000-point scorers.