Less than a week after a season-worst 27-point loss to Georgia Tech, the Miami Hurricanes suffered a nearly equally devastating defeat, this time to in-state rival Florida State.
In search of their first conference win since edging Duke at home on Feb. 1, the Hurricanes returned home to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, hoping to kindle any ounce of momentum with the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season coming to a close.
“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.
“I think the starters were absolutely flat,” Meier said. “I shouldn’t be coaching energy, I just shouldn’t. I had to and I had to burn timeouts, which ended up biting us in the butt later in the game.”
Despite entering the contest 11-2 at home all-time versus Virginia Tech (11-7, 6-7 ACC), Miami (8-8, 5-8 ACC) was unable to rally off a win just a few days after recording its fifth double-digit win of the season in the victory over Florida State on Sunday.
The game was originally scheduled to be played on Monday at 7 p.m. inside the Dean E. Smith Center, but both of the schools’ administrators concluded that a postponement would remain necessary in order to comply with the ACC Medical Advisory Group report protocols.
The win also gave Meier her 300th win at the University of Miami.
The Miami Hurricanes fell to Virginia Tech 80-76 in yet another gut wrenching close loss that now seems all too familiar.
"I just told them how proud I was of them, and this all started yesterday with the team meeting," Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said about what he told his team after the game. "A very good team spirit that was exhibited. Everybody was in a good mood, everybody was smiling."
“Wake Forest earned the victory,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said. “We, obviously, are very beat up and don’t have a lot of weapons right now, so I was proud of the effort we gave in the second half. I thought we did some good things to kind of put ourselves in a position to go on a run, but we just didn’t have enough offense to complete the plays.”
"We did not play focused or with a lot of maturity and that’s a shame because that’s a very good Georgia Tech team and you need to be dialed in and locked in and you need to be very exact," Miami head coach Katie Meier said after the game.