WBB Ends Non-Conference Slate with Central Michigan
Dec. 30, 2018 | 4 p.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will wrap up the Miami Holiday Classic Sunday evening with its last game of the calendar year.
No. 24/23 Miami (12-2) is set to take on Central Michigan at 4 p.m. at the Watsco Center, following Florida A&M’s game against Tulane at 2 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 free Miami shirt.
Central Michigan is the last of three teams Miami faces in the 2018-19 regular season that it has not previously played. The Hurricanes split the first two such meetings, notching a victory over No. 19 Marquette and dropping a decision at Iowa State.
The Hurricanes are coming off a 103-54 triumph over Florida A&M Friday night in their Miami Holiday Classic opener, reaching the 100-point mark in back-to-back games for the first time in program history. Senior forward/center Emese Hof led all players in points (22) and rebounds (10), tallying her fifth double-double and fifth 20-point game of the season.
Sophomore guard Kelsey Marshall posted a season-high-tying 17 points, while redshirt junior forward Beatrice Mompremier also logged 17. Redshirt junior guard Laura Cornelius had 11, freshman forward Jamir Huston added a career-best 10 and redshirt senior forward Khaila Prather, in her first action in 670 days, chipped in a career-high eight points.
Central Michigan heads into Sunday’s matchup at 8-3 on the season after a 68-57 loss to Tulane Saturday in its Miami Holiday Classic opener. The Chippewas are led in scoring by senior guard Presley Hudson, the reigning MAC Player of the Year runner-up, at 20.9 points per game, while senior forward Reyna Frost is averaging a double-double with 16.2 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest.
The Chippewas were picked to repeat as the MAC champions in the preseason poll after posting a 30-5 (17-1 MAC) record last season. Central Michigan is the first of five teams Miami faces in the regular season that reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2017-18.
After its non-conference finale against the Chippewas, Miami will begin conference play Jan. 3, when it hosts Virginia Tech at 2 p.m. at the Watsco Center.