Canes Head North to Take on Virginia
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami women’s basketball team (12-11, 4-8 ACC) is headed north to take on the Virginia Cavaliers (10-14, 5-8) on Thursday night. Tipoff in Charlottesville, Va., is set for 7 p.m. and the game will air on ACC Network Extra. Fans can also listen to the game on WVUM 90.5.
Miami and Virginia meet for just the 20th time in program history on Thursday. The Canes hold the 10-9 edge over the Cavaliers, while sitting at 5-5 when playing in Charlottesville. The Canes have won the last three meetings between the two teams with all three contests being double-digit victories for Miami.
Last time out, the Canes came up short to the Duke Blue Devils, falling 74-55. Miami played its annual Pink Game, raising awareness for breast cancer. Junior Mykea Gray recorded her fourth 20-point game of the season, pouring in 27 points to lead all scorers. Redshirt sophomore Destiny Harden joined Gray in double-figures, tying her career-high with 13 points.
In Tina Thompson’s second year with Virginia, the Cavs have posted a 10-14 overall record (5-8) in ACC play. Despite a rocky start to conference play, the Cavs have won three of their last five games. Virginia has recorded a 7-4 mark at home this season and have won its last three home contests. All three contests have been decided by 10 points or more.
Miami has attacked the offensive glass this season, sitting in fifth in the ACC in offensive rebounds per game at 13.87. In ACC games only, the Canes average 13.08 offensive boards per contest, also good for fifth in the ACC. Sophomore Jamir Huston leads all Canes in offensive rebounding, tallying 2.26 boards per game, ranking 14th among all ACC players.
Single-game tickets for the 2019-20 women’s basketball home schedule start at $5. Tickets can be purchased online HERE or by calling the ticket office at 1-800-GO-CANES.