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ACC Announces 2017-18 WBB League Slate

ACC Announces 2017-18 WBB League Slate

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2017-18 women’s basketball conference schedule Thursday afternoon.

Miami, coming off a 24-9 (10-6) campaign last year, has one contest set to be on ESPN2 and five others slated for RSN. All 16 of the Hurricanes’ conference games will be broadcast live.

Seven of Miami’s conference matchups come against teams that finished the 2016-17 season ranked in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll and five of those games will take place at the Watsco Center.

“The ACC is the premier conference in the country and we look forward to facing yet another challenging league schedule this season,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said. “We are thrilled to have so many talented teams coming to the Watsco Center and we are excited to have our full slate of games televised.”

The Hurricanes start the ACC schedule Dec. 31 with a 12:30 p.m., home game against Duke on RSN. The Blue Devils are No. 12 in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 for the upcoming season.

Miami opens 2018 at four-time reigning ACC champion Notre Dame (Jan. 4, 7 p.m.) and then hosts Wake Forest (Jan. 7, noon) three days later. The Fighting Irish are ranked fifth in the early ESPN poll.

The Hurricanes are back on RSN when they play at Florida State (Jan. 11, 7 p.m.) in the first of two meetings with a Seminole team ranked No. 25 on ESPN’s list. Miami follows that up with another road game, this one at Clemson (Jan. 14, 2 p.m.).

Miami faces the 2016 NCAA runner-up, Syracuse (Jan. 18, 7 p.m.), on RSN at the Watsco Center. That is followed by a trip to Boston College (Jan. 21, 1 p.m.) and a home matchup with ESPN’s No. 10 team, Louisville (Jan. 25, 11 a.m.).

The Hurricanes both conclude January and open February on the road, facing Virginia Tech (Jan. 28, 2 p.m.) and North Carolina (Feb. 4, 2 p.m.). Up next for Miami is a visit from 2016-17 top 25 team, NC State (Feb. 8, 7 p.m.).

In the second of three consecutive home games, Meier’s team hosts Florida State (Feb. 11, 4 p.m.) on ESPN2. The homestand is then capped against Pittsburgh (Feb. 15 7 p.m.).

Miami rounds out its conference road schedule with back-to-back RSN matchups, first at Virginia (Feb. 18, 12:30 p.m.) and then at Georgia Tech (Feb. 22, 7 p.m.).

Finally, the Hurricanes host Virginia Tech (Feb. 25, 4 p.m.) on senior day at the Watsco Center in the last home game for five players.

“The quality of this conference is a difficult task for all 16 teams, but is also a superb opportunity,” Meier said. “It will be exciting both for us and our great fans to see our talented freshman class mesh with our many returnees against some of the best teams in the country.”

Meier and the Hurricanes begin the regular season Nov. 10 with a home meeting against FIU, the first of 13 non-conference outings. To purchase 2017-18 season tickets, which start at $75, click HERE.

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