CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami women’s basketball head coach Katie Meier, in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference, announced the conference schedule for the 2021-22 season Wednesday.
The Canes will face eight NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago during the conference schedule, including a pair of home games against third-ranked NC State and eighth-ranked Louisville.
“Our student-athletes come to Miami to play big-time games and that is exactly what happens during conference play,” head coach Katie Meier said. “We are fortunate to play in the best women’s basketball conference in the country and this schedule is a testament to that. We host several projected top-25 teams at home this season and are looking forward to playing in front of our amazing fans. Let’s get the Watsco Center rocking this year.”
Fourteen of Miami’s 18 conference games will air on national television, with seven each on ACC Network and RSN. Further TV designations will be released at a later date.
Miami will play nine ACC games at home and nine on the road in 2021-22, beginning with a home contest against Duke on Dec. 19. The Canes have opened the conference slate against Duke three times before in program history, holding a 1-2 record in those games.
Conference play picks up again after the holiday break with the Canes traveling up to Charlottesville, Va., on Jan. 2 to face off with the Cavaliers.
The Canes return to the Watsco Center for back-to-back home games, hosting Wake Forest and Louisville on Jan. 6 and Jan. 9, respectively.
Wake Forest is one of four teams the Canes will play twice this season, with the others being Clemson, Florida State and Georgia Tech.
Miami hits the road on Jan. 13 to take on the Clemson Tigers before returning to Coral Gables, Fla., to host Georgia Tech on Jan. 16 for an ACC Network game.
The Canes head out for their first two-game road swing of the season in late January, visiting in-state foe Florida State on Jan. 20 and then traveling to Boston College on Jan. 23.
To cap the first half of the ACC schedule, the Canes host NC State on Jan. 27. Last time the Wolfpack visited the Watsco Center, Miami took it down to wire, narrowly falling to then-10th-ranked NC State, 50-48.
Miami is on the road for three of its next four games, heading up to Wake Forest on Jan. 30 and then returning home for a single game against Syracuse on Feb. 3. The Canes then visit North Carolina on Feb. 6 and Notre Dame on Feb. 10 for back-to-back road contests.
The Canes play Florida State in the final game of the home-and-home series with the Seminoles on Feb. 13, before hosting Pittsburgh at the Watsco Center on Feb. 17.
Miami’s final two road games of the regular season come at Georgia Tech on Feb. 20 and at Virginia Tech on Feb. 24.
For the second straight season, Miami will play Clemson to finish out the ACC schedule, hosting the Tigers on Feb. 27.
Game times for Miami’s 2021-22 schedule will be announced at a later date.
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