W. Hoops Continues Road Trip at Clemson
@MiamiWBB at Clemson
Jan. 26, 2014 | 2 p.m. ET
Clemson, S.C. | Littlejohn Coliseum
Radio: WVUM | WVUM.org
Series: Clemson leads the all-time series 7-5 but Miami has won the last four meetings.
The Hurricanes (11-8, 3-3 ACC) travel to Clemson, S.C. for the second game of a two-game road trip. Tipoff between Miami and Clemson is set for Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.
Last Time Out
The Hurricanes led No. 2 Notre Dame early, but the Irish started the second half on a 10-0 run to take control of the game. Miami were led by Adrienne Motley and Jassany Williams, who both scored 10 points apiece.
Clemson enters the game with a 9-11 overall record and 1-5 in ACC play. The Tigers are currently riding a three-game losing streak including losses to North Carolina, Wake Forest and Syracuse. Clemson notched their lone conference win with a 10-point home victory against Pittsburgh on Jan. 12. The Tigers have just one player averaging double figures in scoring and that’s junior guard Nikki Dixon at 13.7 ppg.
The game will be televised on ESPN3 at 2 p.m. ET. Roy Philpott and Ralph Patterson will be providing the play-by-play and color commentary. AJ Ricketts will once again be on the call for WVUM, Miami’s student radio station. Fans can listen to that broadcast live at WVUM.org.
Motley Just a Freshman?
True freshman guard Adrienne Motley continues to be a spark on this Miami Hurricanes basketball team. Motley has now scored in double figures in the last four games and in eight of the last nine. The Newport News, Va., native is averaging nearly two more points per game in ACC contests (10.7) compared to her overall season average (8.9).
Saunders for Three
Hurricanes’ guard Krystal Saunders is shooting 35 percent from behind the arc this season and an even better 43 percent in ACC games. With 44 three-pointers made this season Saunders ranks sixth in the ACC in three-pointers made and is eighth in the ACC in three-point percentage in conference.
Miami’s ability to block shots and come up with steals continues to play a huge factor in the outcome of games. The Hurricanes are third in the ACC with 4.9 blocks per game and fourth in turnover margin (+4.2), forcing 19.4 turnovers per game.
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 158-114 through eight-plus seasons at Miami and a career record of 234-159 as a head coach.
The Hurricanes head home following the game at Clemson for a Thursday night game against the second-ranked Duke Blue Devils. Tipoff for the Jan. 30 game at the BankUnited Center is slated for 7 p.m.