WBB Hosts Nova Southeastern in Exhibition Opener
Oct. 31, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team is set to open its 2017-18 campaign with an exhibition contest against Nova Southeastern Tuesday night.
The Hurricanes welcome the Sharks to the Watsco Center for a Halloween matchup, with action slated to begin at 7 p.m.
Miami, ranked No. 24 in the preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll, has never met Nova Southeastern in a regular season matchup, but the sides have squared off multiple times in exhibition action. Most recently, the Hurricanes earned an 83-53 home win on Nov. 4, 2015.
Last year, Miami went 24-9 (10-6 ACC) and reached the ACC Tournament semifinals for the second consecutive seasons. The Hurricanes hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and reached the Round of 32.
Nine letter winners, including two starters, return from the 2016-17 roster. Miami also welcomes six newcomers, including five freshmen who form a highly-touted recruiting class.
Nova Southeastern posted a 17-12 (12-6 SSC) mark last season and made the Division II NCAA Tournament. The Sharks’ leading returning scorer is junior guard Megan Piggott, who averaged 9.3 points per game last year.
Prior to the game, from 6-7 p.m., in the Hurricane 100 Room, there will be trick-or-treating for children in attendance. Team posters and schedule cards will be available at the marketing table by the main entrance.
After taking on the Sharks, Miami will open the regular season Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., when it hosts FIU at the Watsco Center.