WBB Meets Virginia Tech in Third Straight Road Game
Feb. 21, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Cassell Coliseum | Blacksburg, Va.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team is set to cap its longest road stretch of the season Thursday night in Blacksburg, Va.
No. 14 Miami (22-5, 10-2 ACC) will play its third straight away game at 7 p.m. against Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum.
Miami owns a 21-6 all-time mark against Virginia Tech after winning 15 consecutive games, good for its third-longest streak against any opponent. The 21 triumphs are the Hurricanes’ fifth-most versus any school, one shy of Pittsburgh for fourth.
In the teams’ first matchup this season, Miami logged a 68-61 home decision on Jan. 3 over the then-undefeated Hokies, who were No. 25 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll at the time.
The Hurricanes are coming off the biggest win in program history, a 79-73 victory Sunday afternoon on the road at then-second-ranked Louisville. Miami rallied back from a 14-point deficit to earn its first top-three triumph ever.
Senior forward/center Emese Hof led all scorers with a co-season-high 25 points, en route to espnW National Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week distinctions. Redshirt junior guard Laura Cornelius added 16 points and a game-best six assists, while sophomore guard Mykea Gray posted 10 points.
Virginia Tech enters the game with a 16-9 (3-9 ACC) record on the season after going undefeated in non-conference play. Senior guard Taylor Emery is the team’s leading scorer at 17.6 points per game.
After tallying a 23-14 (6-10 ACC) record and reaching the championship game of the WNIT in 2017-18, the Hokies were tabbed No. 10/11 in the ACC preseason polls.
Following its contest against the Hokies, Miami returns home to face No. 22/20 Florida State Sunday at noon at the Watsco Center, live on ESPN2.