WBB Travels for First Meeting with Virginia Tech
Jan. 28, 2018 | 2 p.m.
Cassell Coliseum | Blacksburg, Va.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will play the opener of two matchups this year against Virginia Tech Sunday afternoon in Blacksburg, Va.
Miami (14-7, 4-4 ACC) is set to square off with the Hokies at 2 p.m., at Cassell Coliseum, where it has won seven straight games.
The Hurricanes are 18-6 all-time against Virginia Tech, tied for their eighth-most wins versus any foe. Miami has won 12 games in a row over the Hokies, its third-longest streak in program history against a single team, including the second-longest active one. Most recently, the Hurricanes tallied a 79-68 road victory on Feb. 23, 2017.
Miami had its three-game winning streak snapped Thursday at the Watsco Center, dropping a hard-fought 84-74 decision to fourth-ranked Louisville, holding national player of the year candidate Asia Durr to seven points and one made field goal. Junior forward/center Emese Hof tallied 20 points to lead Miami, shooting 7-of-9 from the field and 6-of-6 at the free throw line.
Freshman guards Mykea Gray and Kelsey Marshall had 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Hurricanes. Senior forward/center Erykah Davenport just missed a fourth consecutive double-double with 10 points and a team-best nine rebounds.
Virginia Tech heads into the weekend with a 14-7 (3-5 ACC) mark on the season. Junior guard Taylor Emery paces the team with 17.1 points per game, eighth-most in the ACC. The Hokies were picked No. 11/12 in the ACC preseason polling after going 20-14 (4-12 ACC) and reaching the WNIT quarterfinals in 2016-17.
After taking on the Hokies, Miami will have a midweek bye and then play a second straight road game Feb. 4 at 2 p.m., against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.