WBB Meets First Ranked Foe, No. 15/15 Maryland
Nov. 26, 2017 | 12 p.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team takes on its first ranked opponent of the season Sunday at the Watsco Center.
Miami (4-1) faces No. 15/15 Maryland at noon in its last game of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament. The contest will be followed by Kennesaw State playing Maine at 2 p.m.
The Hurricanes are 5-10 all-time against Maryland, but have won four of the last six matchups. The teams last squared off during the 2013-14 season, the Terrapins’ final one in the ACC, and Maryland notched a 67-52 road triumph on Feb. 13, 2014.
In their first Miami Thanksgiving Tournament outing Friday, the Hurricanes registered an 80-70 victory against Maine. Senior forward/center Erykah Davenport logged a career-high 20 points and added 11 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double. Freshman Mykea Gray posted 16 points and senior forward Keyanna Harris chipped in with 10.
Maryland is 4-2 on the season with both of its losses coming to top-five teams that made the Final Four last year in No. 4/2 South Carolina and top-ranked Connecticut. Sophomore guard Kaila Charles paces the Terrapins in scoring at 19.7 points per game and co-leads the team with 7.8 boards per outing.
Following a 32-3 (15-1 B1G) campaign a year ago that included a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16, Maryland was tabbed second in the Big Ten preseason poll.
The first 150 fans in attendance will receive a jersey replica apron, while team posters and schedule cards will be available at the marketing table by the main entrance.
Miami’s next game will also be against a Big Ten team, as it hosts Michigan State Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.