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@MiamiWBB vs. Coppin State - Dec. 15

@MiamiWBB vs. Coppin State - Dec. 15

Dec. 15, 2013 | 1 p.m. ET 
Coral Gables, Fla. | BankUnited Center

Live Stream: HurricaneSports.com | CanesAllAccess  
Series: Miami leads series 3-0
Last meeting: Miami defeated Coppin State 60-54 in 2006-07

Miami 5-3 (0-0 ACC)
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Coppin State 4-4 (1-0 MEAC)
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Series History
The Hurricanes are 3-0 all-time against the Eagles, having most recently won 60-54 during the 2006-07 season. Prior to that, in 2004-05, Miami beat Coppin State by 10 and in 1998-99 sent the Eagles home with a 97-68 loss.  CSU comes into the game having just beaten Delaware State 80-75 on the road.

Last Time Out
The Hurricanes fell at Minnesota on Dec. 5 by a score of 74-67, snapping the Canes two-game winning streak in ACC / Big Ten Challenge games. Overall, the ACC won the Challenge 7-4 to claim the conference’s sixth overall title in the annual event. Miami was led by Keyona Hayes, who dropped in a career-high 20 points in an impressive come-from-behind effort.

Scouting Coppin State
Coppin State enters the game against Miami with a 4-4 record and fresh off a win against Delaware State. The Eagles have played two games against ACC opponents and lost both of them. Coppin State opened up their season with a loss at Georgia Tech, 79-57, and fell to North Carolina 91-51 on Nov. 24. The Eagles are led by Krya Coleman who is averaging just over 16 ppg. Two other players are averaging double figures—Larissa Carter (11.9 ppg) and Ashle Craig (11.0). Coppin State is coaches by Derek Brown, who is in his 14th season at the helm of the program.  

The Hurricanes’ game against Coppin State can be seen live on CanesAllAccess on HurricaneSports.com.

Caprice Continues to Impress
Hurricanes’ sophomore Caprice Dennis has scored in double-figures in each of the five games she has played in this season. Dennis scored 23 points in Miami’s two games and took home MVP honors at the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament. Most recently, Dennis scored 12 points in the road loss to Minnesota.

Last Five Games
Miami is 4-1 in its last five games with Keyona Hayes averaging 13.4 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game. Miami owns a +12 scoring margin over the stretch and is averaging just a hair under 80 points per game as a team.

The Coach
Miami is led by head coach Katie Meier, who is in her ninth season at the helm of the women’s basketball program in Coral Gables. Meier has a record of 152-109 through eight-plus seasons at Miami and a career record of 228-154 as a head coach.  

Looking Ahead
After the game against Coppin State, Miami will travel west to Tempe, Ariz., on Dec. 21 to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils for just the second time in school history. The Canes will then return to south Florida for their annual Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28-29 where they will welcome Morgan State, Western Carolina and New Mexico.