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Miami Looks To Bounce Back Against Notre Dame

Miami Looks To Bounce Back Against Notre Dame

The Hurricanes look to bounce back after suffering a tough loss to No. 23/24 North Carolina Sunday afternoon. Miami will take on its second straight ranked opponent when it heads to South Bend, Ind., to face off with the No. 18/19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and the game will air on Bally Sports with Evan Lepler and Tabitha Turner Wilkins on the call.

Miami has remained resilient this season, posting a 5-3 record in games following a loss. The Hurricanes have only lost back-to-back games twice this year and in both instances, they faced a top-5 team. In games Miami has won after a loss, it is outscoring its opponents by an average of 7.2 points per contest. 

COACH MEIER SAYS...

“The best thing about the ACC this year is that every opponent, except for one, is in the top 100 for NET, and most are in the top 50. The ACC is an incredibly powerful conference. Every game we have remaining is an opportunity for us to improve our resume and that is why you join these leagues. Notre Dame has fire power in every spot and they are very balanced. Our offense will have to answer our defense and we are going to do everything we can to be that gritty team.”

SERIES HISTORY

Notre Dame has dominated the all-time series between the two schools, holding a 21-5 advantage and winning eight of the last 10 meetings. Of the Canes’ five wins against the Fighting Irish, two have come at Purcell Pavilion and two have happened under Katie Meier.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

  • The Hurricanes are taking on their eighth ranked opponent of the season on Thursday
  • Senior guard Karla Erjavec is just nine assists away from eclipsing the 300-career assist mark
  • Should the Canes win, it would be Miami’s second victory over a ranked opponent this season
  • Graduate student Kelsey Marshall is eight 3-pointers away from hitting 300 career threes
  • A win would put Miami back at .500 in ACC play
  • The Hurricanes have tallied an assist on 75 percent of their shots over the last two games

SUNDAY’S PLAYER OF THE GAME

Graduate student Kelsey Marshall recorded eighth straight game in double-digits, tallying 15 points at No. 23/24 North Carolina. Marshall leads all Hurricane players in double-digit scoring efforts this season at 17.