@CanesWBB Heads Across Town to Face FIU
No. 13/12 MiamiatFIU
|Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 • 7 p.m. ET|
|Miami, Florida • Lime Court at FIU Arena (5,000)|
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – After a nine-day break from competition due to final exams, the University of Miami women’s basketball team returns to the court Friday night when it makes the short trip to Miami to play FIU.
No. 13/12 Miami (8-1) will be playing its first in-state, non-conference true road game since 2009 when it meets the Panthers at 7 p.m., at Lime Court at FIU Arena.
The Hurricanes are 34-22 all-time against FIU, with the 56 matchups and 34 victories their most against any opponent. Last year, in the first meeting since 2008, Miami recorded an 83-55 home win on Dec. 12, 2015.
Miami has won eight consecutive games, including posting a season-best 38-point triumph over Loyola Chicago in its most recent outing. Senior guard Nigia Greene’s season-high 14 points led the Hurricanes to a dominant 81-43 victory in which Miami outscored the Ramblers by 21 points, 29-8, in the third period.
FIU is 1-6 thus far in 2016-17 and is led in scoring by freshman guard Alexis Gordon, who is posting 12.0 points per game. The Panthers, coming off a 5-26 (2-18 C-USA) campaign last year, were picked to finish last in the Conference USA preseason poll.
After taking on FIU, the Hurricanes head back home to host the Miami Holiday Tournament at the Watsco Center Dec. 19-20 and will face Coppin State at 5 p.m., in their first game.