WBB Resumes Play against New Orleans
Dec. 9, 2018 | 1 p.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – After a six-day layoff, the University of Miami women’s basketball team will be back in action Sunday afternoon.
No. 25/23 Miami (7-2) is set to welcome New Orleans to the Watsco Center for the second season in a row, as the teams square off at 1 p.m.
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 2-0 all-time against the Privateers, posting victories in both 1984 and last year. In the most recent matchup, the Hurricanes tallied a 76-46 home triumph on Nov. 21, 2017.
Sunday, in their last outing, the Hurricanes notched a 73-58 victory against Colorado at the Watsco Center. Guard Laura Cornelius poured in a career-high 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting, amassing the highest point total by a Miami player this season. Forward Beatrice, a fellow redshirt junior, added 15 points in the Hurricanes’ sixth victory by at least a dozen points thus far in 2018-19.
The Privateers enter Sunday’s matchup at 3-3 on the season and previously faced one ACC team this year, dropping a 90-38 decision at Pittsburgh. Senior center Shania Woods is the team’s leading scorer at 14.2 points per game. After going 15-15 (11-7 SLC) in 2017-18, New Orleans was picked seventh in the Southland Conference preseason poll.
Miami will have another six days off before wrapping up its three-game homestand Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. versus Maryland Eastern Shore.