WBB Opens December against St. John’s

WBB Opens December against St. John’s

Dec. 3, 2017 | 1 p.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.

–/RV Miami (5-2) vs. St. John’s (4-2)
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Coming off a 10-point home victory over Michigan State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the University of Miami women’s basketball team will be back on the court Sunday afternoon.

Miami (5-2) is set to take on St. John’s at 1 p.m., at the Watsco Center to open the month of December.

The Hurricanes sport a 19-6 all-time record against St. John’s, tied for their fifth-most wins against any opponent. Miami is 11-1 versus the Red Storm since 1997, with nine consecutive victories.

The nine straight wins equal Miami’s sixth-longest streak against any team, including the fourth-longest active stretch. The sides most recently met last season, with the Hurricanes earning a 62-50 road victory after outscoring the Red Storm by 16 points, 19-3, in the fourth period.

In Miami’s 67-57 triumph over Michigan State Thursday night, senior forward/center Erykah Davenport paced a balanced offense with 12 points. Freshman guards Kelsey Marshall and Endia Banks posted 11 and 10, respectively, and the Hurricanes held the Spartans 35.2 points below their season scoring average.

St. John’s is 4-2 on the season, with both of its defeats coming at neutral sites against top-20 opponents. Junior guard/forward Akina Wellere is the Red Storm’s leading scorer, posting 13.5 points per game.

Picked seventh in the BIG EAST preseason poll this year, St. John’s finished its 2016-17 campaign with a 22-12 (11-7 BE) record and reached the WNIT Round of 16.

Sunday afternoon’s matchup 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 home games, team posters and schedule cards will be available at the marketing table by the main entrance.

After meeting the Red Storm, Miami faces No. 20/22 Kentucky Dec. 10 at 1 p.m., in its fourth consecutive home game against a team from one of the seven major conferences.

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