@CanesWBB Receives Votes in Coaches Poll

@CanesWBB Receives Votes in Coaches Poll

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team received votes in the 2015-16 preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll released Thursday.

The Hurricanes, under the direction of 11th-year head coach Katie Meier, garnered 11 points in the voting, placing the team in the top 15 of the receiving votes category.

In total, eight ACC teams are listed in the poll, with five teams from the conference ranked among the top 20.

Miami is set to play seven games against teams in the preseason top 20, including third-ranked Notre Dame, fifth-ranked Baylor, seventh-ranked Florida State twice and eighth-ranked Louisville. The Hurricanes will also meet No. 12 Duke and No. 20 North Carolina, as well as Syracuse and Virginia—both of which received votes.

Of those nine games, four will come at the BankUnited Center: Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. against Florida State, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. against Syracuse, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. against Duke and Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. against Louisville.

Miami was picked sixth in the ACC preseason poll by both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the ACC Coaches. The team returns eight letter winners from last year’s team that went 20-13 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Hurricanes will begin the 2015-16 Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. at the BankUnited Center when they host Nova Southeastern in an exhibition matchup.

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