ACC Announces W. Hoops Schedule
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team opens is Atlantic Coast Conference slate against Boston College Jan. 4 at the BankUnited Center, the conference office announced Tuesday.
In its 2015 conference campaign, Miami will host two teams that finished in the Top 25 last season, including national runner-up Notre Dame (Jan. 8) and North Carolina (Feb. 22). The Canes will play two road games against Top 10 teams from 2014— at Duke (Jan. 18) and at Louisville (Jan. 25).
“From top to bottom, the ACC is the best women’s basketball conference in the country,” head coach Katie Meier said. “We’re thrilled to be hosting last year’s national runner up and also excited to hit the road and face two teams that finished in the Top 10. In this league, you’ve got to bring a renewed focus every night if you expect to win. We scheduled our non-conference games in such a way that we believe will prepare us for the rigorous ACC grind.”
The Canes schedule gets underway with two home games, beginning with Boston College on Jan. 4 and Notre Dame on Jan. 8, before they hit the road for a road contest at Virginia Tech (Jan. 11). Meier’s squad then returns to the BankUnited Center where they will face Clemson (Jan. 15) before quickly returning to the road to play Duke (Jan. 18,).
Miami closes out the month of January with a home game against Virginia (Jan. 21) and a road matchup against ACC newcomer Louisville (Jan. 25).
The Hurricanes get February going with their first–ever trip to Pittsburgh for an ACC game on Feb. 1, before returning to Coral Gables for one game against Virginia Tech (Feb. 5). Miami then spends the next week on the road at Florida State (Feb. 8,) and at Syracuse (Feb. 12), marking their third and fourth road contests in a five-game span.
The Canes finish up ACC play with three of their last five games at the BankUnited Center, first against Georgia Tech on Feb. 15. Four days later Miami will head to Raleigh, N.C., for an away contest at NC State before playing host to North Carolina (Feb. 22). The Hurricanes will play its final road game at Wake Forest on Feb. 26 before they wrap up ACC play against in-state rival Florida State at the BUC on Mar. 1.
Miami will play 12 teams once and will play Florida State and Virginia Tech in both home and away games. Of its 14 conference opponents, eight of them advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2014.
Seven of the Canes’ ACC matchups will be televised this season: at Duke on Jan. 18 (RSN), at Louisville on Jan. 25 (RSN), at Pittsburgh (ESPN3) on Feb. 1, at Florida State (ESPN3) on Feb. 8, Georgia Tech (RSN) on Feb. 15, North Carolina (RSN) on Feb. 22 and Florida State (RSN) on Mar. 1.