Last Meeting: Dec. 2, 2003 - Miami won, 80-73, in Coral Gables
Just three days after opening the 2012-13 season in record-breaking fashion, the Miami Hurricanes head to Richmond to take on the Spiders, Monday evening at 7 p.m. from Robins Center.
The Canes cruised to a 77-24 win over UNF in their home opener on Friday. The win was the 41st straight at the BankUnited Center, increasing the school record. The 24 points allowed was also the fewest in the program's history against an NCAA opponent.
Senior Morgan Stroman made her presence felt in her first game coming back from an Achilles' tendon injury, scoring 17 points and leading Miami with eight rebounds.
Michelle Woods connected on five three-pointers on her way to career-best 19 points and Pepper Wilson added 10 points of her own.
The early road contest is the first of only two non-conference away games this season. UM head to Rutgers on Dec. 16.
Head coach Katie Meier is in her 12th season as a head coach and eighth at Miami. She has a 203-140 overall record and is 127-95 at UM.
Season tickets are on sale at CanesTix.com or by calling 305-284-2263.
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WBB Dominates UNF in Season Opener, 77-24
GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
After their rout of UNF, the Hurricanes are 32-9 in season-opening games and are a combined 24-3 when they open the season at home, including a perfect 8-0 record when opening the season at the BankUnited Center.
MEIER ENTERS EIGHTH SEASON AT MIAMI
In 2012-13, head coach Katie Meier and her staff will begin their eighth year at the helm in Coral Gables. The Hurricanes advanced to the NCAA tournament second round for the second consecutive season, finishing second in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 14-2 record. Overall, Miami finished with a 26-6 record, the third straight 20-win season for Meier.
HITTING THE BOOKS
Stefanie Yderstrom has been named to the ACC All-Academic Team each of the last two seasons. The senior is a sports administration major, has earned an overall 3.28 GPA and was named to the dean's list last semester with a 3.66 GPA.
RETURNING ALL-ACC PERFORMERS
Miami returns two All-ACC players for the 2012-13 campaign. Sharp-shooting point guard Stefanie Yderstrom earned third-team conference honors last season, leading the ACC with 68 3-pointers. Morgan Stroman was well on her way to earning conference honors for the second consecutive season. However, midway through the season, the 2009 McDonald's
All-American tore her Achilles tendon, ending her junior campaign. As a sophomore, the forward earned third-team honors.
NOT IN THIS HOUSE
The Hurricanes enter the season with the nation's second-longest home win streak. Only Stanford (80) has more consecutive home wins than Miami's 41 inside the BankUnited Center. Defending national champs Baylor also has 41 consecutive home wins. Kentucky and Ohio State are next in line with at 20 straight wins.
A PREMIER SCHEDULE
In addition to the always exciting ACC schedule, Miami will welcome two top-ranked programs to the BankUnited Center. On Nov. 18, the Canes will face Tennessee for the second consecutive season. Then on Nov. 29 Penn State will make a trip to Coral Gables as part of the ACC/Big Ten Women's basketball Challenge.
The Canes welcome freshmen Caprice Dennis (G, 5-9) from Detroit, Keyona Hayes (F, 6-1) from Marietta, Ga., and Macy Keen (C, 6-6) from nearby Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to the 2012-13 squad.
In their debuts, Dennis finished the night with five points, three assists and two steals. Hayes had four points and Keen added three rebounds and a free throw.
BIG INSIDE PRESENCE
The Hurricanes saw their 6-6 center, Shawnice Wilson in action for the first time last season after she transferred from Pitt. The Pittsburgh native started to come into her own late in the season and against NC State (Feb. 16), she secured her first double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds. It was the first win for the Canes at Reynolds Coliseum.
BIG-TIME TEAM ON THE SMALL SCREEN
The Jan. 6 meeting with Virginia will be the first of nine regular season games that will be televised this season.
Before Stroman's injury last season, Yderstrom averaged 9.1 points per game and scored in double figures in nine of 19 games. In the final 13 games of the season, the Swede scored in double digits nine times, twice setting her career high with 22 points vs. Virginia Tech, then 26 at No. 8 Maryland. The guard averaged 13.5 points and connected on 28 3-pointers.
FORMER STARS IN THE WNBA
In April, Miami's Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams were selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars and the Tulsa Shock with the f fth and 17th picks, respectively, in the 2012 WNBA Draft. Johnson and Williams became the third and fourth players in Miami's history to be selected in the WNBA Draft. Williams was named to the 2012 WNBA All-Rookie Team.
CANES AGAIN ENTER THE SEASON IN THE POLLS
For the second consecutive season, the Hurricanes enter their year with a spot in each the AP and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls. Miami is ranked No. 23 in the coaches and No. 24 in the AP according to the voters.
HISTORIC DEFENSIVE EFFORT
The Hurricanes held UNF to just 24 points on 14 percent shooting in the season-opening 77-24 victory. The 24 points allowed in UM history against an NCAA opponent.
In her first game on the court since an Achilles' tendon tear midway through the 2011-12 season, senior forward Morgan Stroman scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting and led her team with eight rebounds
Sophomore Michelle Woods led all scorers with 19 points. That was a career-best effort for the Naples, Fla., native. She also set career-highs in FG attempts (11), and 3-point FG (5).
STATS AREN'T EVERYTHING, BUT...
The Canes dominated certain statistical categories in the season-opening win against UNF: outscoring their opponent 42-4 in the paint; holding a 43-8 advantage in points off turnovers and forcing 34 turnovers.
MIAMI STUDENT-ATHLETES SET GSR RECORD
The University of Miami recorded a department-wide school-record Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 93 percent, according to the rates released Oct. 25 by the NCAA.
As a department, Miami's 93 percent GSR ranks fourth among ACC schools and is eighth overall among FBS schools. Overall, the University of Miami athletic department has improved from 77 to 93 percent from 2005 to 2012, a year after UM student-athletes posted a then-record 89 percent GSR in 2011. UM has exceeded the NCAA average GSR in each of the last eight years.
Six UM teams compiled GSR marks of 100 percent; men's diving and golf posted its eighth consecutive perfect GSR mark, while women's tennis recorded its fifth straight GSR score of 100 percent. Also adding perfect GSR scorers were women's rowing, women's golf, women's swimming and volleyball.
The most recent Division I Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering classes from 2002-2003 through 2005-06.