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W. Hoops Faces No. 2 Notre Dame Thursday

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 01/21/2014
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@MiamiWBB at No. 2 Notre Dame
Jan. 23, 2014 | 8:30 p.m. ET 
Notre Dame, Ind. | Purcell Pavilion

TV: Fox Sports Florida / ESPN3
Radio: WVUM | WVUM.org 
Series
: Notre Dame holds a 13-3 advantage in the all-time series.

The Game
The Hurricanes (11-7, 3-2 ACC) travel to South Bend, Ind., on Thursday to take on the 2nd-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Last Time Out
Behind a career-high 22 points from senior Krystal Saunders, the Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team knocked off 20th-ranked NC State 80-71 Sunday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.

Scouting Notre Dame
Notre Dame, ranked No. 2 in the country in both polls, is an undefeated 17-0 on the year and 4-0 in ACC play. The Irish are coming off of a win on the road against No. 12 Tennessee and wins against Virginia and Virginia Tech.  Notre Dame has three players scoring more than 13 points per game—Jewell Lloyd (16.9), Kayla McBride (16.6) and Natalie Achonwa (13.6). The Fighting Irish lead the ACC in multiple categories including scoring offense and scoring margin. 

Coverage
The game will be televised on Fox Sports Florida and on ESPN3 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Tom Werme and Debbie Antonelli will be providing the play-by-play and color commentary. An entire list of TV affiliates can be found here.

McGuire Posts First Double-Double 
Suriya McGuire tallied her first double-double of the season in Sunday’s win against No. 20 NC State, posting 12 points and 10 rebounds—her highest rebounding mark of the season.

Dennis Heats Back Up
Miami sophomore Caprice Dennis scored in double figures in each of her first five games of the season and has found her stroke again as of late. Dennis has scored 12+ points in four of the Hurricanes’ last five games. She has scored in double figures in 10 of the 14 games she has played in this season and has made a three-pointer in 12 of 14 games.

Block Party
As a team, Miami is 31st in the nation and third in the ACC with 4.9 blocks per game. Hurricanes’ junior Jassany Williams leads the charge with 36 blocks this season, and is averaging two blocks per contest. 

The Coach
Miami is led by head coach Katie Meier, who is in her ninth season at the helm of the women’s basketball program in Coral Gables. Meier has a record of 158-113 through eight-plus seasons at Miami and a career record of 234-158 as a head coach.  

Looking Ahead
The Hurricanes will continue their road trip on Sunday, Jan. 26 when they head to South Carolina to take on the Clemson Tigers. 

Schedule
 
Sunday, December 28
Women's Basketball vs. Florida A&M
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Live Stats Live Video
Monday, December 29
Women's Basketball vs. LSU / UNC-Greensboro
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Live Stats Live Video
Sunday, January 04
Women's Basketball vs. Boston College
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Live Stats Live Video
Thursday, January 08
Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, January 11
Women's Basketball at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
2:00 PM
Live Video
Thursday, January 15
Women's Basketball vs. Clemson
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, January 18
Women's Basketball at Duke
Durham, N.C.
1:00 PM
RSN
Wednesday, January 21
Women's Basketball vs. Virginia
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, January 25
Women's Basketball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
5:00 PM
RSN
Sunday, February 01
Women's Basketball at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.
1:00 PM
ESPN3
Thursday, February 05
Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, February 08
Women's Basketball at Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
2:00 PM
ESPN3
Thursday, February 12
Women's Basketball at Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y.
7:00 PM
Sunday, February 15
Women's Basketball vs. Georgia Tech
Coral Gables, Fla.
3:00 PM
ESPN3
Live Stats
Thursday, February 19
Women's Basketball at NC State
Raleigh, N.C.
7:00 PM
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