WBB to Host Hartford on Military Appreciation Day
Nov. 11, 2018 | 1 p.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will resume play in the Preseason WNIT Sunday afternoon.
No. 25/24 Miami (2-0) is set to host Hartford at the Watsco Center at 1 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The full tournament bracket is available HERE, while additional information on the event can be found 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. The first 100 students and 100 fans in attendance will receive American flag shirts with a “U” logo on them, as it is military appreciation day at the Watsco Center and members of the Wounded Warriors Project will be honored.
Miami has played Hartford twice before, with the teams splitting consecutive matchups in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. The Hurricanes won the most recent contest between the two, notching an 82-62 home triumph on Dec. 10, 2005.
The Hurricanes are coming off an 81-60 win over Stephen F. Austin Friday in their home opener. With 3,076 fans in attendance, Miami trailed for just 14 seconds and shot 12-of-22 from 3-point range.
Sophomore guard Mykea Gray scored a game-high 25 points and set career highs in field goals (nine) and 3-pointers (five) made. Redshirt junior guard Laura Cornelius totaled a career-best eight assists and senior forward Emese Hof logged a career-high five blocks. Redshirt junior guard Beatrice Mompremier amassed 14 points in the win, as well.
Hartford is 1-1 on the season after defeating Morgan State, 80-59, Friday night in the first round of the Preseason WNIT. The Hawks’ leading returning scorer from last year is senior guard Lindsey Abed, who averaged 13.4 points per game. After finishing 19-13 (9-7 AE) in 2017-18, Hartford was picked second in the America East preseason poll.
The Hurricanes’ next game after playing Hartford is to be determined. If Miami wins and moves on to the Preseason WNIT semifinals against either No. 19 Marquette or Northern Iowa Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Watsco Center.
The University of Miami – Coral Gables Campus has introduced an updated parking policy for the 2018-19 school year. Enforcement is now extended to seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. PayByPhone pay stations are available across all campus parking lots and garages to facilitate visitor parking.