Miami Announces 2007-08 Women's Basketball Schedule
Aug. 24, 2007
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Third-year head coach Katie Meier announced the 2007-08 University of Miami women's basketball schedule this afternoon, featuring 10 games versus NCAA Tournament teams from one year ago, including a pair of games versus Final Four teams.
The 29-game slate also includes 19 home games at the BankUnited Center, six contests versus in-state opponents and three tournaments - including a pair at home. The Hurricanes will play 15 non-conference games and a full slate of 14 conference matches in the ACC - including home contests versus North Carolina (Thurs., Feb. 21), a Final Four team in 2006-07, and Duke (Sat., Jan. 5), the nation's No. 1 team for much of 2006-07, in the conference opener.
Additional highlights include a Dec. 19 game versus LSU, who advanced to the 2006-07 Final Four, at the Caribbean Classic in Cancun, Mexico, and a Nov. 19 bout versus Michigan at the BankUnited Center to kick off the inaugural Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge.
"As a member of the nation's top basketball conference, we are guaranteed a challenging schedule," said Coach Meier. "This year we have further strengthened it by adding a pair of games versus Final Four teams.
"This is a schedule that will allow our newcomers to immediately get a taste of big-time competition in November, and will help us get ready for the ACC battles that come in January and February."
Miami opens the 2007-08 season with five-straight home games, beginning with a noon tilt versus local rival Florida Atlantic on Fri., Nov. 9, followed by the program's first-ever meeting with Jacksonville on Mon., Nov. 12, before facing Michigan on Nov. 19.
The Hurricanes then play host to their first of two home tournaments, welcoming Butler, Monmouth and their first-round opponent Fordham (Fri., Nov. 23) for the UM Thanksgiving Tournament. The consolation and championship games will follow on Sat., Nov. 24.
The Hurricanes travel to Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wed., Nov. 28, before returning to Coral Gables for a four-game homestand. Miami opens the stretch with a pair of games versus in-state opponents, taking on UCF (Sun., Dec. 2) and Florida International (Tues., Dec. 4). Houston comes to town on Sat., Dec. 8, followed by a contest versus Ole Miss, an Elite Eight team one year ago, on Sat., Dec. 15.
Miami closes out 2007 with a pair of tournaments, heading to Cancun for a Dec. 18 tilt versus Southern Miss, followed by the Dec. 19 game versus LSU. The Hurricanes then serve as hosts of the UM Holiday Tournament, featuring Central Arkansas, Toledo and Miami's first-round opponent Maine (Sat., Dec. 29). The consolation and championship games follow on Sun., Dec. 30.
On Jan. 2, the Hurricanes will play their final non-conference game versus Charleston Southern, before opening conference competition with Meier's alma mater - Duke on Sat., Jan. 5. The `Canes then hit the road for a pair of ACC games at Clemson (Thurs., Jan. 10) and 2006-07 NCAA participant Georgia Tech (Sun., Jan. 13). The Yellow Jackets, along with Boston College and Florida State, are the three ACC teams that Miami will have a home-and-away series with in 2007-08.
Miami returns to Coral Gables to play host to Virginia, who advanced to the fourth round of the 2007 WNIT, on Mon., Jan. 21, in a game to be televised by the Regional Sports Network. The Hurricanes then face 2007 Sweet Sixteen team Florida State (Thurs., Jan. 24) at home in the first of two meetings between the in-state rivals.
The Hurricanes' remaining home ACC contests include Georgia Tech (Thurs., Feb. 7), a televised game versus 2007 WNIT participant Virginia Tech (Mon., Feb. 11) and Boston College (Sun., Mar. 2). Miami's conference road games include 2006 NCAA Champion Maryland (Thurs., Jan. 31) and a Feb. 14 date at 2006-07 Sweet Sixteen team NC State.
The 2007-08 ACC Tournament is slated for Mar. 6-9 in Greensboro, N.C., while the NCAA Tournament will begin Mar. 22 at sites around the country.
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November: 9 vs. Florida Atlantic, Noon; 12 vs. Jacksonville, 7 p.m.; 19 vs. Michigan, TBA; 11/23 vs. Fordham, 7 p.m.; 11/24 vs. Butler/Monmouth, 5/7 p.m.; 11/28 at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 7 p.m. December: 2 vs. UCF, Noon; 4 vs. Florida International, 7 p.m.; 8 vs. Houston, 2 p.m.; 15 vs. Ole Miss, 7 p.m.; 18 vs. Southern Miss (Cancun, Mexico), TBA; 19 vs. LSU (Cancun, Mexico), TBA; 29 vs. Maine, 7 p.m.; 30 vs. Central Arkansas/Toledo, 5/7 p.m. January: 2 vs. Charleston Southern, TBA; 5 vs. Duke*, 7 p.m.; 10 at Clemson*, 7 p.m.; 13 at Georgia Tech*, 2 p.m.; 21 vs. Virginia*^, 5 p.m.; 24 vs. Florida State*, 7 p.m.; 31 at Maryland*, 7 p.m. February: 3 at Boston College*, 2 p.m.; 7 vs. Georgia Tech*, 7 p.m.; 11 vs. Virginia Tech*!, 7 p.m.; 14 at NC State*, 7 p.m.; 21 vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m.; 24 at Wake Forest*, 2 p.m.; 28 at Florida State*, 7 p.m. March: 2 vs. Boston College*, TBA; 6-9 at ACC Women's Basketball Tournament (Greensboro, N.C.).
*ACC match; ! Televised on Regional Sports Network (Fox Sports Net South, Fox Sports Net Florida, Comcast Sports Net, New England Sports Network); All times eastern and subject to change; All home matches played at BankUnited Center.