WBB Travels for First Meeting with Virginia Tech

WBB Travels for First Meeting with Virginia Tech

Jan. 28, 2018 | 2 p.m.
Cassell Coliseum | Blacksburg, Va.

–/RV Miami (14-7, 4-4 ACC) at Virginia Tech (14-7, 3-5 ACC)
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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 action 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.

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.

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