WBB Faces Clemson on Elementary School Day
Jan. 10, 2019 | 11 a.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will host its second elementary school day of the season Thursday morning.
RV/No. 23 Miami (14-3, 2-0 ACC) welcomes Clemson to the Watsco Center for an 11 a.m. matchup.
As is the case at all home games, team posters and schedule cards will be available at the marketing table by the main entrance.
Miami sports an 11-6 all-time record against Clemson, including an 8-1 mark in the past nine meetings with four straight wins. Most recently, the Hurricanes notched a 72-60 road victory on Jan. 14, 2018.
In its last outing, Miami registered a 72-57 win Sunday at Wake Forest in its ACC road opener. Sophomore guard Mykea Gray paced all scorers with 20 points, while redshirt junior forward Beatrice Mompremier logged 19 points and a game-high 15 rebounds, en route to sharing ACC Player of the Week honors.
Redshirt junior guard Laura Cornelius tallied 11 points and sophomore guard Taylor Mason added a career-high 10 for the Hurricanes, who outscored the Demon Deacons by 14 points, 23-9, in the fourth period.
Clemson heads into Thursday’s game at 10-5 (1-1 ACC) on the season. The Tigers are led by junior post Kobi Thornton’s 15.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Picked No. 14/15 in the ACC preseason polls, Clemson is coming off an 11-19 (1-15 ACC) campaign in 2017-18.
The Tigers’ first-year head coach, Amanda Butler, worked for Miami head coach Katie Meier during all four of her seasons directing the Charlotte program. Butler was an assistant coach from 2001-03 and an associate head coach from 2003-05, as the 49ers went 76-45 (.628). Meier then came to Miami and Butler took over for her at Charlotte, where she spent two seasons before moving on to Florida.
After its matchup with Clemson, Miami has a weekend bye and then hits the road to face Duke Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in Durham, N.C.