@CanesWBB Meets Coppin State in Holiday Tournament

@CanesWBB Meets Coppin State in Holiday Tournament

Coppin StateatNo. 13/12 Miami

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 • 5 p.m. ET
Coral Gables, Fla. • Watsco Center (7,972)
Game Notes: Miami • Coppin State
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Weather: Partly Cloudy, 79°F • Visiting Coral Gables

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Record 0-8 9-1
Points 46.1 75.8
Points Allowed 74.1 58.5
Samuels 11.0   Graham 7.0
Thomas 13.1   Hayes 7.3
Lucas 2.9   Graham 1.0
Thomas 4.4   Davenport / Hayes 0.9
  3FG     STEALS  
Goode 1.6   Lucas 2.6
Cornelius 1.9   Davenport 1.6

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Riding a nine-game winning streak, the University of Miami women’s basketball team will begin its lone three-game homestand of the season Monday night against Coppin State.

No. 13/12 Miami (9-1) and Coppin State will square off at 5 p.m., at the Watsco Center as a part of the Miami Holiday Tournament. East Tennessee State and Maine meet at 3 p.m., in the opening contest.

The Hurricanes have played and defeated the Eagles each of the past three years after never previously facing them. Last season, Miami registered a 78-59 home victory on Dec. 4, 2015.

Miami is coming off its first in-state, non-conference true road game in seven years, a 69-49 win at FIU Friday night. Senior guard Adrienne Motley paced the Hurricanes with a season-high 22 points, while freshman guard/forward Sarah Mortensen had a career-best 12 points and senior guard Jessica Thomas also added 12 in the triumph.

Coppin State is 0-8 thus far in 2016-17 and is led in scoring by senior guard Keena Samuels’ 11.0 points per game. The Eagles were voted seventh in the MEAC preseason poll and are coming off a 16-16 (10-8 MEAC) season in 2015-16.

The matchup between the Hurricanes and the Eagles will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra HERE, as well as carried live on WVUM 90.5 FM HERE. Live stats for the game can be found HERE.

Fans at Monday’s games are encouraged to join the coaches by wearing ugly holiday sweaters. Team posters and schedule cards will be available at the marketing table by the main entrance.

After taking on Coppin State, the Hurricanes will play either East Tennessee State or Maine on day two of the Miami Holiday Tournament. The contest will be Tuesday at either 3 p.m., or 5 p.m.

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