@MiamiWBB in Thanksgiving Tournament Final
Nov. 29, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.
BankUnited Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
The Hurricanes will face Tulsa in the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament championship game Saturday, Nov. 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the BankUnited Center.
Miami and Tulsa have never played each other. This will be the first meeting between the Hurricanes and the Golden Hurricane.
WVUM 90.5 FM will broadcast the game and it will also be streamed online at WVUM.org. Live video will be available through Canes All Access.
Head coach Katie Meier’s team features eight returnees, including starters Keyona Hayes, Suriya McGuire and Adrienne Motley. A sophomore guard from Newport News, Va., Motley has scored at least 16 points, made at least seven field and shot over 55 percent from the floor in all four of Miami’s home games.
Redshirt freshman Nigia Greene and redshirt junior Michelle Woods are also back after missing the 2013-14 season due to injury and have combined for 76 points and 29 rebounds in Miami’s first five games.
Additionally, the Hurricanes have five new faces this year, featuring a mix of local, national, and international talent. Miami’s newcomers consist of freshmen Erykah Davenport, Aisha Edwards, Keyanna Harris, Khaila Prather, and Laura Quevedo.
Katie Meier is in her tenth year at the helm in Coral Gables, Fla., and is looking to build upon the team’s many recent successes. The Hurricanes have made five consecutive postseason appearances, three in the NCAA Tournament and two in the WNIT, and have also had over 20 wins in four of the past five seasons. Meier holds a career record of 242-168, including a record of 166-123 at Miami.
Last Time Out
Miami defeated Illinois State (0-5) in its first game of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament. The Hurricanes used a 30-0 run to open the second half to roll to a 95-44 victory. Sophomore guard Adrienne Motley and redshirt freshman guard Nigia Greene both had 16 points , while sophomore guard Jessica Thomas had 14.
Miami is set to take on Wisconsin (1-4) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the BankUnited Center Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m.