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WBB Heads to Clemson for ACC Rematch

WBB Heads to Clemson for ACC Rematch

Feb. 7, 2013 | 7 p.m. | Clemson, S.C. | LittlejohnColiseum
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Miami 15-7 (6-5 ACC)
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THE GAME     

  • Miami defeated theTigers, 78-56, inside the BankUnited Center on Jan. 3.
  • In that game,Miami’s Morgan Stroman scored 20 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and led herteam with 5 assists and 3 blocks.
  • Also in theprevious meeting, the Canes’ Stefanie Yderstrom matched a career-best with 53-pointers, on her way to 18 points.
  • Clemson’sQuinyotta Pettaway scored a team-best 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in thelast meeting between the two teams..
  • The Hurricanes are6-5 all-time vs. Clemson and have won the last three meetings.
  • Nikki Dixon leadsthe Tigers with 13.7 points per game this season.

MEIER TO LEAD TEAM USA U19 SQUAD
• Katie Meier named head coach of2013 USA U19 team that will compete in FIBA World Championship.

  • Meier led 2012 USAU18 Women’s National Team to a perfect 5-0 mark and the gold medal at the 2012FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Trials to select the12-member USA squad will be held May 16-19.
  • The 2013 FIBA U19World Championship, will be hosted by Lithuania from July 18-28 in Klaipeda andPanevė?ys.

TOUGH TO BEAT AT THE BANKUNITED CENTER
• Miami has won 53 of its last 55games inside the BankUnited Center.

  • The only twolosses have come to No. 20 Tennessee Nov. 18, 2012 and No. 11 North Carolina(Jan. 27, 2013).
  • Prior to its lossto UNC, Miami hadn’t dropped a home ACC game since Feb. 21, 2010 to GeorgiaTech, a span of 1,072 days.

SURIYA MCGUIRE: MS. BIG SHOT            

  • Suriya McGuire hasscored 2 game-winning baskets this season.
  • First came with 14seconds left over then No. 6 Penn State (Nov. 29).
  • Second game with 5seconds left at Wake Forest (Jan. 24).
  • McGuire scored acareer-best 17 points vs. Wake.
  • Leads all UMguards with 3.4 rebounds per game.
  • Leads team inassists (2.3) and 2nd steals (1.6).

YDERSTROM STEPPING UP HER SENIOR SEASON

  • Yderstrom hasreached double-figure scoring in 14 games this season.
  • 24 3-pointers havecome in ACC play – ranks No. 4.
  • 210 career 3s issecond all-time at Miami (Riquna Williams, 272).
  • 85% career FTshooter – best in school history.
  • In ACC play, is91% from the line (20-22).
  • In ACC play, 5thin conference in 3FG% at 44%.
  • 2nd on team inassists (2.1), 2nd in scoring (12.2).
  • Has started 97consecutive games.

1,000 POINT CLUB                           

  • Morgan Stroman andStefanie Yderstrom have reached 1,000 career points this season.
  • Stroman reached onNov. 23 vs. FAU, became the 22nd player in UM history to do so.
  • Yderstrom reachedon Jan. 3 vs. Clemson.

BIG-TIME TEAM ON THE SMALL SCREEN

  • 9 regular seasongames to be televised this season.
  • Miami at Clemsonon Feb. 7 will be the 7th TV game of the season.

GREAT GAME, GREAT SEASON

  • Morgan Stromanscored a career-best 28 points vs. UNC (Jan. 27).
  • Leads Miami with 6double-doubles on season, has 23 for her career.
  • Leads UM inscoring (12.8), rebounds (8.6), steals (2.1) and blocks (1.3).
  • Double digitrebounds in 8 games this season.
  • 7th all-time at UMwith 790 rebounds, 7th in FT attempts (519) and in FTs made (358), 8th with 260steals, and 9th with 88 blocks.
  • Missed second halfof last season with torn Achilles’.

PEPPER TOO HOT FOR NC STATE TO HANDLE
• Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson hasfaced NC State 3 times since transferring to UM after her sophomore season.

  • Averaged 11.3points and 14 rebounds in those games.
  • Then career-best 17points and 17 rebounds at NC State as a junior.

CANES HAND NO. 6 PENN STATE FIRST LOSS      

  • Then No. 6 PennState fell 69-65 on Nov. 29 at the BankUnited Center for their first loss.
  • Miami forced LadyLions into 20 first-half turnovers.
  • Stroman led theCanes with 15 points and 5 steals.
  • Yderstrom andWoods added 13 and 11 points.
  • 2nd-highest rankedteam UM has ever defeated (No. 5 Maryland – 2012).

UM HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT HONORS

  • Consecutive18-point efforts vs. Central Connecticut State and Wisconsin led StefanieYderstrom to be named tournament MVP
  • Shawnice Wilsontotaled 16 points and 19 rebounds while freshman Keyona Hayes picked up herthird double-double (11 points, 15 rebounds) of the season against the BlueDevils. Each earned a spot on the all-tournament team.

GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
• After rout of UNF, the Hurricanesare 32-9 in season-opening games.

  • UM is a combined24-3 when they open the season at home, including a perfect 8-0 record whenopening the season at the BankUnited Center.

HITTING THE BOOKS

  • Stefanie Yderstromnamed to the ACC All-Academic Team each of the last two seasons.
  • Sportsadministration major, has earned an overall 3.28 GPA and a was named to thedean’s list last spring with a 3.66 GPA.

MEIER ENTERS EIGHTH SEASON AT MIAMI
• Katie Meier and her staff willbegin their 8th year at the helm in Coral Gables.

  • UM advanced to theNCAA tournament 2nd round for the 2nd consecutive season in 2012
  • Canes finished 2ndin ACC with a 14-2 record in 2011-12
  • Miami finishedwith a 26-6 record.
  • 3rd straight20-win season for Meier.

UM THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT HONORS

  • Morgan Stroman wasnamed Tournament MVP.
  • Stroman had 11rebounds in each game (Radford, FAU).
  • Stroman score athen season-best 22 points vs. Radford.
  • Stefanie Yderstromled all scorers with 19 points against FAU and was named to the all-tournamentteam.

RETURNING ALL-ACC PERFORMERS
• Morgan Stroman and StefanieYderstrom have each been named 3rd Team All-ACC.

  • Yderstrom earnedit last season, leading the ACC with 68 3-pointers.
  • Stroman was wellon her way to earning ACC honors for the 2nd consecutive season before herAchilles’ injury.
  • She earned All-ACChonors as a sophomore.

UM STUDENT-ATHLETES SET GSR RECORD           
• The University of Miami recordeda department-wide school-record Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 93 percent,according to the rates released Oct. 25 by the NCAA.

  • As a department,Miami’s 93 percent GSR ranks fourth among ACC schools and is eighth overallamong FBS schools. Overall, the University of Miami athletic department hasimproved from 77 to 93 percent from 2005 to 2012, a year after UMstudent-athletes posted a then-record 89 percent GSR in 2011. UM has exceededthe NCAA average GSR in each of the last eight years.
  • Six UM teamscompiled GSR marks of 100 percent; men’s diving and golf posted its eighthconsecutive perfect GSR mark, while women’s tennis recorded its fi fth straightGSR score of 100 percent. Also adding perfect GSR scorers were women’s rowing,women’s golf, women’s swimming and volleyball.
  • Volleyball posteda perfect score for the second consecutive year, while both rowing and women’sswimming set program-record highs for GSR.
  • Football jumpedsix points from 88 to 94 in 2012, tying for the third-highest GSR score amongFBS schools and improving by 27 points (67 to 94) from 2010. Baseball had thelargest jump of any UM program, improving by 20 points (60 to 80).
  • The most recentDivision I Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering classes from2002-2003 through 2005-06.

A PREMIER SCHEDULE
• ACC schedule expanded to 18games.

  • UM welcomed No. 6Penn State (ACC/Big Ten Challenge) and No. 20 Tennessee to BankUnited Center.
  • Canes traveled toface Rutgers in non-conference schedule.

THE NEWCOMERS
• The Canes welcome freshmen CapriceDennis (G, 5-9) from Detroit, Keyona Hayes (F, 6-1) from Marietta, Ga., andMacy Keen (C, 6-6) from nearby Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to the 2012-13 squad.

  • In their debuts,Dennis finished the night with five points, three assists and two steals. Hayeshad four points and Keen added three rebounds and a free throw.

FORMER STARS IN THE WNBA

  • UM’s SheniseJohnson and Riquna Williams were selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars andthe Tulsa Shock with the fifth and 17th picks, respectively, in the 2012 WNBADraft.
  • Johnson andWilliams became the 3rd and 4th players in UM history to be selected in theWNBA Draft.
  • Williams was namedto the 2012 WNBA All-Rookie Team.

UM CLASS RANKED 11TH                  

  • 3 high schoolstandouts, Adrienne Motley (Newport News, Va.), Nigia Greene (Atlanta, Ga.) andJessica Thomas (Gainesville, Fla.), each signed with the Canes.
  • The trio will jointhe Hurricanes for the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Motley, a 5-9guard from Woodside High, ranked No. 27 overall prospect and 7th best PG in thenation by ESPN HoopGurlz.
  • Greene is a 4-starprospect according to ESPN HoopGurlz. Ranked No. 41 overall, and the 9th-bestguard in the nation.
  • Thomas ranked 48thbest PG in nation by ESPN HoopGurlz. In 2011, the 5-6 guard led the BuchholzHigh to semifinals of the Florida Girls State Basketball Playoffs.
  • Younger sister ofHurricane legend Lamar Thomas.
  • All three membersincoming class have been nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All-AmericanGame.

• Motley was one of 20 players named a 2013 WBCAHigh School All-America honorable mention.