Women's Basketball

December 15, 1998

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketballteam (5-2, 2-0 BIG EAST) looks to keep its 14-game home winning streakalive when Florida Atlantic (1-5, 0-0 TAAC) travels to the Knight SportsComplex for a 7 p.m. tip-off on Wednesday, December 16.

The Hurricanes, led recentlyby Cassaundra Wimes, are on afour-game win streak after defeating Hampton, 84-52, on Dec. 12.Wimeshas been averaging 19.7 points over the past three UM wins overpreviously defeated Boston College, Syracuse and Hampton.

The 14-game home win streakis the longest in program history,since the 1991-92 team went 17-0 at home en route to a 30-2 overallrecord and a No. 6 national ranking.

Miami is a perfect 9-0 all-timeagainst Florida Atlantic,including a 7-0 mark at the Knight Sports Complex. Last season,theHurricanes equaled their highest point output of the season and higheston the road with a 105-84 victory at the FAU Gymnasium.

Tipoff: 7 p.m., Knight Sports ComplexRadio: WVUM (90.5 FM)Tickets: $5 adult; $3 children 17 and younger; UM students free.Call305-284-CANES or 800-GO-CANESRecords: Miami 5-2, 2-0; Florida Atlantic 1-5, 0-0

Probable Starters:
Yr. Ht. Avg.
F Kym Hope
Sr. 6-2 16.7
F Cassaundra Wimes
Sr. 5-10 12.3
C Jennifer Jordan Sr.
6-1 14.6
G Shannon Drury Jr.
5-8 10.3
G Beth Barnhart Sr.
5-9 8.2
Head Coach: Ferne Labati

Florida Atlantic
Yr. Ht. Avg.
F April Gibson
Jr. 6-0 7.3
F Barbie Decker Jr.
6-1 3.8
C Sheridan Andrews
So. 6-1 14.8
G Yonka Moses
Sr. 5-6 13.7
G Chantale Jones Fr.
5-3 9.3
Head Coach: Wayne Allen