WBB Travels to No. 24/21 Florida State for Top-25 Clash
Jan. 31, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center | Tallahassee, Fla.
RV/No. 23 Miami (18-4, 6-1 ACC) at No. 24/21 Florida State (17-3, 5-2 ACC)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Off to its best start to ACC play since 2011-12, the University of Miami women’s basketball team continues league action on the road Thursday night.
RV/No. 23 Miami (18-4, 6-1 ACC) meets No. 24/21 Florida State at 7 p.m. in a top-25 matchup between Sunshine State opponents. It is the seventh time in the past 10 meetings, dating back to the 2015-16 campaign, both sides are ranked in the top 25 of at least one poll.
Miami sports a 14-44 mark in its all-time series against Florida State, which dates back to the 1974-75 season. In the most recent meeting, the Seminoles logged a 73-69 win on March 2, 2018 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Greensboro, N.C.
The Hurricanes are coming off their closest victory of the season, a 76-73 decision over Boston College Sunday afternoon at the Watsco Center. Miami shot 34-of-49 at the free-throw line in the game, one shy of a program record for makes and the highest figure in either category by an ACC team since the 2015-16 season.
Sophomore guard Mykea Gray led all scorers with 21 points and went 10-of-11 at the stripe, while redshirt junior guard Laura Cornelius tallied 16 points and finished 9-of-10 on free throws. Redshirt junior forward Beatrice Mompremier posted her 16th double-double of the year with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while senior forward/center Emese Hof notched 14 points in the win.
Florida State owns a 17-3 (5-2 ACC) record on the season and is led by redshirt junior forward Kiah Gillespie’s 17.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Picked No. 8/7 in this year’s ACC preseason poll, Florida State is coming off a 26-7 (12-4 ACC) campaign in 2017-18 that included an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
After its in-state showdown with the Seminoles, Miami returns home to face Virginia Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Watsco Center.