@CanesWBB Hosts Charlotte in Home Opener
CharlotteatNo. 22/22 Miami
|Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 • 7 p.m. ET|
|Coral Gables, Fla. • Watsco Center (7,972)|
|Game Notes: Miami • Charlotte|
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|Weather: Clear, 72°F • Visiting Coral Gables|
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|Webster||14.5||Ransom / Webster||10.0|
|Motley||5.0||Davenport / Hayes||1.0|
|Raventós / Webster||4.5||Olley||2.5|
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will play its first game at the newly-named Watsco Center when it hosts Charlotte Wednesday at 7 p.m.
After beginning the season with a pair of games in Lexington, Ky., this will serve as the home opener for No. 22/20 Miami (1-1).
The Hurricanes are 1-1 all-time against Charlotte (2-0), notching their win just one season ago when they posted a 77-70 road victory on Dec. 23, 2015.
Miami head coach Katie Meier spent the first four years of her head coaching career at Charlotte, leading the 49ers to a 76-45 (36-20 C-USA) record and three postseason trips from 2001-05. In 2002-03, Meier guided Charlotte to its first NCAA Tournament berth and earned C-USA Coach of the Year honors.
Following an 82-66 defeat at No. 19/19 Kentucky in the first game of the season, Miami rebounded with a dominant 77-53 neutral site victory against Albany. Six Hurricanes scored nine-plus points, with sophomore guard Laura Cornelius’ 12 pacing the group.
Charlotte, picked to finish fourth in Conference USA, is led by senior guard Lefty Webster, who is averaging a double-double with a team-high 14.5 points and a co-team-best 10.0 rebounds per game thus far. The 49ers were 19-12 (12-6 C-USA) last year and participated in the WNIT.
Team posters and schedule cards will be available at the marketing table by the main entrance. A chalk talk for season ticket holders will take place in the Hurricane 100 Room at 5:30 p.m.
After facing Charlotte, Miami will be back on the road for a Sunday night contest against St. John’s at 7 p.m., in Queens, N.Y.