WBB Meets No. 11 FSU in Third Straight ACC Quarterfinal
March 1, 2018 | 8 p.m.
Greensboro Coliseum | Greensboro, N.C.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the third consecutive year, the University of Miami women’s basketball team will face a Florida State team ranked in the top 11 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.
Sixth-seeded Miami (21-9, 10-6 ACC) takes on the third-seeded Seminoles, ranked No. 11/11, Friday at 8 p.m., at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Tom Werme and Debbie Antonelli have the call for RSN—the affiliate list is HERE—and it can be found on ACC Network Extra, subject to blackout, HERE. The action will also be carried live on WVUM 90.5 FM HERE.
Miami is 9-13 in ACC Tournament play in its 14 years in the conference, including 6-3 dating back to 2015, and has a 1-1 mark when seeded sixth.
The Hurricanes are 14-43 all-time against the Seminoles, including 2-2 in ACC Tournament play. Miami upset the Seminoles in the postseason each of the past two years, winning by two, 56-54, last year and by 18, 74-56, in 2016. Florida State took both meetings this regular season, most recently notching a 91-71 road triumph on Feb. 11, 2018.
After a first-round bye, Miami edged No. 11-seed Wake Forest, 68-60, Thursday night in its first ACC Tournament game. Senior forward/center Erykah Davenport led the way with 16 points and eight rebounds, while senior forward Keyanna Harris had 13 points to go along with a career- and game-high eight assists. Junior forward/center Emese Hof added 13 points in the win.
The Seminoles sport a 24-5 (12-4 ACC) record on the season and received a double-bye through the first two rounds of the ACC Tournament. Florida State was one of three schools with multiple First Team All-ACC selections in senior forward Shakayla Thomas and redshirt senior guard Imani Wright. They, respectively, rank seventh and eighth in the ACC in scoring with 17.3 and 17.0 points per game.
The victor of Friday’s contest takes on second-seeded Notre Dame, ranked No. 5/4, or seventh-seeded Virginia Saturday at 2:30 p.m., on ESNPU in the semifinals.