WBB Hosts Temple to Cap Miami Thanksgiving Classic
Nov. 25, 2018 | 2 p.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will conclude play in the Miami Thanksgiving Classic Sunday afternoon at the Watsco Center.
No. 24/22 Miami (5-1) is set to take on Temple at 2 p.m., following Nebraska meeting with Radford at noon.
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 200 fans in attendance will receive a Miami shirt.
Miami is 3-1 all-time versus Temple, winning each of the past three meetings. In the most recent game, which is the lone one since 1990, the Hurricanes earned a 64-44 home triumph on Jan. 2, 2000 in their first game of the 2000s.
The Hurricanes opened the Miami Thanksgiving Classic with an 82-68 victory over Nebraska Friday afternoon, moving to 23-2 under Meier in the annual—other than 2011—event. Redshirt junior guard Laura Cornelius led the way with game highs in points (23), assists (seven) and steals (career-high six) to go along with seven boards, setting a career high in steals and finishing one shy in the other three areas.
Additionally, redshirt junior forward Beatrice Mompremier logged her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and a game-best 13 rebounds. Sophomore guard Kelsey Marshall totaled 18 points on a career-high seven made field goals. It marked the first time since March 2, 2012 the Hurricanes had three 18-point scorers.
Temple is 2-3 on the year and dropped a 56-50 decision to Radford in its Miami Thanksgiving Classic opener Friday afternoon. The Owls are led in scoring by sophomore forward Mia Davis, an AAC Preseason Second Team All-Conference honoree, at 19.2 points per game. After finishing 12-19 (3-13 AAC) last year, Temple was picked sixth in the AAC preseason poll.
The Hurricanes return to the court Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., when they play at Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., as a part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.