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Canes Hit the Road for Top 10 Battle at Maryland

Feb. 11, 2012

No. 6 Miami at No. 8 Maryland
     Feb. 8, 2012 | 2:50 p.m. | BankUnited Center | ESPN2 | ESPN3
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Miami 21-3 (10-1 ACC)
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Maryland 21-3 (8-3 ACC)

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      Hurricanes in the News …  

      • Canes Match Highest Ranking in History
      • No. 7 Miami Dominates Clemson, 68-47
      • UM to host Women’s Sports Clinic
      • Cane Move up to No. 7 in Polls
      • Tamara James Named an ACC Legend
      • Canes Overpower Boston College, 88-57
      • Johnson and Williams Named to Wooden List

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The No. 6 University of Miami women’s basketball team, riding a season-best 10-game win streak will travel to face No. 8 Maryland, Sunday on ESPN2 at the Comcast Center. Tip-off is set for 2:50 p.m.

The Hurricanes handed the Terrapins their first loss of the season on Jan. 12. It was the first-ever win over a Top 5 team for the Canes.

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 2,117 points and needs just 67 to pass Frances Savage (1988-92) for third place on the school all-time scoring list.

Riquna Joins the Group
The Canes are treated to a pair of offensively gifted guards. In UM’s last game against Clemson on Feb. 5, Riquna Williams reached the 2,000-point milestone herself. The Pahokee, Fla. native needed six points to reach the mark and she did so quickly, hitting two first-half three-pointers. She ended the game with 15 points. Miami is the only team in the nation with two 2,000-point scorers.

Williams currently ranks fifth in program history with 2,028 points.

UM Duo Honored on Wooden and USBWA Lists
Miami Hurricanes Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams have been named to the Women’s Midseason Nominee List for the 2011 John R. Wooden Award and the USBWA National Player of the Year Award. The Midseason Lists names the Top 20 candidates for each award.

Canes Match Highest Ranking
The Hurricanes, who finished the 2010-2011 season ranked tenth in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll, moved up three spots in anticipation of their 2011-12 season. The No. 7 ranking in the Coaches’ Poll is the highest rank in program history to begin a season.
The Hurricanes were also ranked No. 7 in the preseason Associated Press Poll.

Miami is currently ranked 6th in both the AP and Coaches Polls – tied for the highest ranking in school history.