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Women's Basketball

September 1, 1998

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The 1998-99 University of Miami women’sbasketball schedule features 10 games against teams that played duringthe 1997-98 postseason, including a Feb. 6 match-up with defendingBIGEAST champion Connecticut at the Miami Arena.

The Hurricanes schedule consists of 14 home games, including theUM/UConn game at the Miami Arena, and 12 road games.

Miami opens up the schedule with three straight non-conferenceroad games against 1998 NCAA Tournament qualifiers: FloridaInternational (11/18), Tulane (11/22) and Florida (11/24). FIUandTulane both claimed their respective conference championships, whileUFadvanced to the Sweet 16.

The remaining non-conference games against Coppin State (12/1),Hampton (12/12), Florida Atlantic (12/16), Oklahoma (12/19) and WesternKentucky (1/7) will take place at the Knight Sports Complex on theUMcampus. Western Kentucky received a No. 8 seed at last year’sNCAATournament and advanced to the second round before losing to eventualNational Champion Tennessee.

The Hurricanes open their BIG EAST schedule in December asBoston College, which finished with 17 wins in 1997-98, comes to theKnight Sports Complex on Dec. 5, followed by Syracuse on Dec. 8.

Highlighting the Hurricanes home BIG EAST schedule are 1998 NCAASweet Sixteen qualifiers Connecticut and Rutgers. UConn and Miamiwillmeet in the Gatorade Shoot Out at the Miami Arena on Feb. 6, whileRutgers ventures into the Knight Sports Complex on Feb. 10.

UM will have BIG EAST road games with postseason teams NotreDame and Villanova, plus Seton Hall.  The Fighting Irish alsoadvancedto the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, while the Wildcats played in the women’sNIT.

1998-99 University of Miami Women’s Basketball Schedule

        18     Wed.    at Florida International       Miami, Florida
        22     Sun.    at Tulane       NewOrleans, Louisiana
        24     Tues.   at Florida      Gainesville,Florida
        1      Tues.   Coppin State    Knight Sports Complex
        5      Sat.    Boston College +       Knight Sports Complex
        8      Tues.   Syracuse +      Knight SportsComplex
        12     Sat.    Hampton Knight Sports Complex
        16     Wed.    Florida Atlantic       Knight Sports Complex
        19     Sat.    Oklahoma       Knight Sports Complex
        30     Wed.    at St. John’s + Jamaica, New York
        2      Sat.    Pittsburgh +    Knight Sports Complex
        5      Tues.   at Rutgers +    Piscataway, New Jersey
        7      Thurs.  Western Kentucky       Knight Sports Complex
        10     Sun.    at Pittsburgh + Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        13     Wed.    Providence +    Knight Sports Complex
        16     Sat.    at Boston College +     ChestnutHill,
        20     Wed.    at Connecticut +       Storrs, Connecticut
        23     Sat.    at Villanova +  Villanova, Pennsylvania
        26     Tues.   Georgetown +    Knight Sports Complex 
        3      Wed.    West Virginia + Knight Sports Complex
        6      Sat.    Connecticut* +  Miami, Florida
        10     Wed.    Rutgers +       KnightSports Complex
        13     Sat.    at Georgetown + Washington D.C.
        17     Wed.    at Seton Hall + South Orange, New Jersey
        20     Sat.    St. John’s +    Knight Sports Complex
        23     Tues.   at Notre Dame + Notre Dame, Indiana

+ – BIG EAST games
* – at Miami Arena
All game times are still to be determined