@MiamiWBB vs. LSU in Holiday Tournament Final
Dec. 29, 2014 | 3:00 p.m.
BankUnited Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
Miami will meet the LSU Lady Tigers in the championship of the Miami Holiday Tournament Monday, Dec. 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the BankUnited Center.
The Hurricanes and Lady Tigers have played three times, with LSU winning all three meetings. The last contest between the teams came Dec. 19, 2007, with LSU defeating Miami 63-52 on a neutral court.
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.
A native of Newport News, Va., Motley has scored at least 16 points in nine of 12 games this season. She is one of three players to start every game this season, along with redshirt senior forward Jassany Williams and sophomore guard Jessica Thomas. Forward Necole Sterling is a key part of Miami’s frontcourt off the bench is one of three seniors on the team.
Redshirt freshman guard Nigia Greene and redshirt junior guard Michelle Woods are back after missing the 2013-14 season due to injury and have combined to average 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game thus far.
Additionally, the Hurricanes have five new faces this year, featuring a mix of local, national and international talent. Miami’s newcomers are all freshmen and consist of forwards Erykah Davenport, Keyanna Harris, Khaila Prather, and Laura Quevedo, as well as guard Aisha Edwards. Quevedo has started 10 straight games and is averaging 5.2 points and 4.9 rebounds on the season.
Miami is first in the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring defense, allowing just 54.4 points a game. The Hurricanes also top the ACC in steals per game, averaging 12.7 per contest.
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 248-169, including a record of 172-124 at Miami. Meier is two wins away from 250 career victories.
Last Time Out
The Hurricanes defeated Florida A&M 83-47 in the first game of the Miami Holiday Tournament, using a 26-3 first half run to gain separation. Miami had five players score double digits in the game, with Michelle Woods’ 17 points leading the way. Nigia Greene posted 14, Adrienne Motley had 12, Jessica Thomas had 11, and Jassany Williams chipped in with 10. The Hurricanes set season highs with 13 made three-pointers and 20 assists.
After playing two games in as many days in the Miami Holiday Tournament, the Hurricanes will have five days off before their next game. Then, on Sunday, Jan. 4, Miami will begin ACC play by facing Boston College at the BankUnited Center at 1:00 p.m.
As is the case for all games this season, youth 12-and-under will receive free admission to this game as well as all the others during the Miami Holiday Tournament.