“We were waiting around for a spark on offense, so we just started focusing on defense and getting stops against a very good Boston College team,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said after the game.
After leading for most for the first half, the Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team was outscored by 10 points in the third quarter on their way to a 67-56 loss on the road versus the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, Georgia.
The win also gave Meier her 300th win at the University of Miami.
The Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season Thursday night, when the Canes fell 69-58, to the No. 20/18 Syracuse Orange.
“That was the tale of two halves,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said after the game. “The first half offensively we were totally out of sync. In the second half, we did a much better job sharing the ball, finding the open man, and getting some good looks.”
It was a career-high night for Miami guard Moulayna Johnson Sidi Baba, who scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the field and 3-5 from three-point range.
After having only two seniors on last year’s team, the University of Miami men’s basketball team will enter the 2020-21 season with six seniors on the roster.
Mompremier’s absence forced the Canes to rely on their four junior guards to carry the team for most of the year. With all four guards now having that experience heading into their senior season, Miami will be looking at this year’s group of seniors to help the team return to the NCAA tournament.
“We offer just that: community,” Atherley said. “That’s what I’m really trying to build. A community, and a bridge to other black organizations on campus so we have more resources and are aware of things that are offered for black students at the U.”
“I mean a little emotional, I’m not going to lie,” Vasiljevic said about making the game-winning free throws. “But for me to get on that free throw line and score the last point, means a lot. I trust in myself, I put in the work and I wanted everyone to know the game was over.”
Miami head coach Katie Meier’s hopefulness for her team fell short Wednesday night in Greensboro, North Carolina, as her team lost to the Clemson Tigers 71-56 in the first round of the ACC tournament.