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WBB Hosts Maine in Thanksgiving Tournament

WBB Hosts Maine in Thanksgiving Tournament

Nov. 24, 2017 | 4 p.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.

–/RV Miami (3-1) vs. Maine (3-1)
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team’s annual Miami Thanksgiving Tournament begins Friday at the Watsco Center.

Miami (3-1) is hosting Kennesaw State, Maryland and Maine for the weekend. The Terrapins and Owls square off at 2 p.m., in the opener and then the Hurricanes play the Black Bears at 4 p.m.

The Hurricanes are 2-2 all-time against Maine, with only two of the matchups coming since the turn of the century. In the most recent contest, just a season ago, Miami picked up a 76-51 home win.

In the Hurricanes’ last outing, they posted a 30-point victory, 76-46, over New Orleans Tuesday at the Watsco Center. Senior forward/center Erykah Davenport turned in a dominant performance with a co-career-high 16 points and a career-best 19 rebounds. Redshirt senior guard/forward Shaneese Bailey added 14 points and seven rebounds, while freshman guard Mykea Gray scored 13 points.

Maine is 3-1 so far in its 2017-18 campaign, posting three consecutive wins. Senior guard Blanca Millan leads the charge for the Black Bears, averaging 19.5 points per game. Picked sixth in the America East preseason poll this year, Maine is coming off an 18-16 (9-7 AE) showing in 2016-17.

The game between Miami and Maine will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra HERE, as well as carried live on WVUM 90.5 FM HERE. Live stats for the contest will be available HERE.

As is the case at all Miami home games, team posters and schedule cards will be available at the marketing table by the main entrance.

The final day of Miami Thanksgiving Tournament action is Sunday, when the Hurricanes meet Maryland at noon and Kennesaw State plays Maine at 2 p.m.

To keep up with the University of Miami women’s basketball team on social media, follow @CanesWBB on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.