@CanesWBB to Play at ACC Leader NC State
No. 14/14 MiamiatRV/No. 23 NC State
|Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 • 7 p.m. ET|
|Raleigh, N.C. • Reynolds Coliseum (5,500)|
|Game Notes: Miami • NC State|
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|Weather: Cloudy, 34°F • Visiting Raleigh|
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|Record||12-2 (1-1 ACC)||12-3 (2-0 ACC)|
|Nelson / Wilson||10.5||Nelson||6.3|
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team is set to play its third top-25 road game of the season Thursday night at NC State.
No. 14/14 Miami (12-2, 1-1 ACC) and RV/No. 23 NC State will square off at 7 p.m., at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C.
Miami trails the all-time series against NC State, 10-9, but has won nine of the last 11 matchups, including eight of the past nine. Most recently, the Hurricanes earned a 73-44 home victory in their 2015-16 ACC opener on Dec. 30, 2015.
In the first game of 2017, the Hurricanes recorded an impressive 82-50 victory at Pittsburgh Monday night. Miami led by 20-plus points for the entire second half and shot a season-best 52.5 percent from the floor.
Sophomore guard Laura Cornelius paced the Hurricanes with a career-high 24 point, shooting 8-of-8 from the field and 6-of-6 from 3-point range. It was the second time she has hit six 3-pointers without a miss—something no other Hurricane has done even once—joining last year’s game against the Wolfpack.
NC State enters Thursday night’s game with a 12-3 (2-0 ACC) record and is the lone team in the ACC with multiple conference victories and zero losses. The Wolfpack has three different players averaging a team-best 10.5 points per game in junior forward Chelsea Nelson, senior guard Miah Spencer and redshirt senior guard Dominique Wilson.
After posting a 20-11 (10-6 ACC) mark in 2015-16, NC State was picked seventh in the ACC preseason poll. In its first two ACC games of the season, the Wolfpack has defeated then-second-ranked Notre Dame, 70-62, and then-No. 6/7 Florida State, 70-61, with the latter victory coming on the road.
After taking on the Wolfpack, Miami will return home to host No. 7/6 Notre Dame Sunday at 3 p.m., at the Watsco Center in a game that will be televised on ESPN2.