WBB Faces UNO on Elementary School Day
Nov. 21, 2017 | 11 a.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will host the first of its two elementary school days Tuesday morning.
Miami (2-1), currently No. 24 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, is set to take on New Orleans at 11 a.m., at the Watsco Center.
The Hurricanes have played the Privateers just once before, earning a 77-57 win in Memphis, Tenn., on Nov. 28, 1984 in a neutral site matchup.
Miami dropped its first game of the season Saturday in Boulder, Colo., falling to Colorado, 67-61. The Hurricanes mounted a late comeback, but were unable to rally all the way even in their road opener. Freshman guard Endia Banks paced 13th-year head coach Katie Meier’s team with 11 points.
New Orleans heads into Tuesday’s matchup with a 1-2 record on the year. Senior guard Randi Brown leads the way for the Privateers, averaging 22.3 points per game. After a 14-15 (9-9 SLC) campaign a year ago, New Orleans was tabbed fourth in the Southland preseason poll.
In conjunction with elementary school day, there will be pregame movement videos led by the Sunsations starting at 10 a.m., as well as free shirt giveaways. Team posters and schedule cards will be available at the marketing table by the main entrance.
Tuesday’s contest is also Miami’s Fight for Literacy Game, as a part of Coaching for Literacy. Additional information on the organization can be found on its website HERE. Specifics about Miami’s partnership to raise money for George Washington Carver Elementary School, along with ways to help and donate, are available HERE.
Up next for the Hurricanes after playing New Orleans is the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament, which begins Friday at the Watsco Center. Kennesaw State faces Maryland at 2 p.m., and then Miami plays Maine at 4 p.m.