@MiamiWBB Returns Home to Face Virginia Tech

@MiamiWBB Returns Home to Face Virginia Tech

Feb. 5, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
BankUnited Center | Coral Gables, Fla.

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Miami (15-6, 5-3 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech (10-12, 1-8 ACC)
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The Game
Miami will play its first home game in 15 days when it hosts Virginia Tech Thursday, Feb. 5 at the BankUnited Center at 7:00 p.m.

The Series
The Hurricanes lead the all-time series against the Hokies by a margin of 13-7. Miami has won seven consecutive meetings against Virginia Tech. The most recent matchup was a 62-45 victory for the Hurricanes earlier this season on Jan. 11 in Blacksburg, Va.

The Broadcasts
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.

The Team
Head coach Katie Meier’s team features eight returnees, including three starters: junior forward Keyona Hayes, senior guard Suriya McGuire and sophomore guard Adrienne Motley.

A native of Newport News, Va., Motley has scored at least 15 points 16 times this season and was named both the espnW National Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week Jan. 12. Motley is one of three players to start every game this season, along with redshirt senior forward Jassany Williams and sophomore guard Jessica Thomas. Senior forward Necole Sterling is a key part of Miami’s frontcourt and has started each of the past six games.

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 13.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game thus far.

Additionally, the Hurricanes have four new faces this season, featuring a mix of local and talent. Miami’s newcomers are all freshmen and consist of forwards Erykah Davenport, Keyanna Harris and Khaila Prather, as well as guard Aisha Edwards.

Miami ranks in the top three in the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring defense (57.2), steals per game (10.6) and turnover margin (+5.5).

The Coach
Katie Meier is in her tenth year at the helm in Coral Gables, Fla., and is continuing 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 254-172, including a record of 178-127 at Miami.

Meier picked up her 250th career victory in Miami’s win over Boston College Jan. 4 and she got the 100th conference victory of her career in the Hurricanes’ win at Virginia Tech Jan. 11. She has guided the Hurricanes to a 50-22 record (.694) in ACC play since the start of the 2010-11 season.

Last Time Out
Playing their fourth consecutive Sunday road game, the Hurricanes dropped an 81-66 decision at Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center Feb. 1. The first half was a back and forth affair, but the Panthers began the second frame on a 12-2 run to seize control of the game. Adrienne Motley led Miami with 17 points, while Erykah Davenport had a career-high 13 points to go along with eight rebounds. Michelle Woods added 11 points and Suriya McGuire posted 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds.

Up Next
The Hurricanes will be back on the road Sunday, Feb. 8 for the first of two meetings against Florida State this season. Miami will square off against the Seminoles at 2:00 p.m. from the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, Fla. and the action will be broadcast on ESPN3.

As is the case for all games this season, youth 12-and-under will receive free admission. The first 300 students in attendance will receive free pizza and will be entered to win a GoPro Camera presented by the Category 5 Programming Board, with the winner announced du ring the second half.

It is also both SAAC Night and UREC Night, as Student-Athletic Advisory Committee members and their teammates are invited to attend the game, as are campus intramural league participants.

All students who live in a campus residential college can check-in at the student entrance for the chance to represent their residential college in a game of knockout at halftime.

Additonally, there will be a chalk talk from a Miami coach at 5:30 p.m. in the H100 Room for season ticket holders.