The Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team dropped their second game of the season with the Houston Cougars pulling away late, 70-64. The Cougars were propelled by their ability to hit 7-of-11 three pointers in the second half.
The No. 2 Connecticut Huskies were just too big for the No. 16 Miami Hurricanes, literally. 7 foot 3 inch All-American Hasheem Thabeet dominated the Hurricanes in the paint finishing with 19 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks, as the Huskies defeated the Canes, 76-63 in the second round of the Paradise Jam.
Highly touted shooting guard Durand Scott announced on SNY television Wednesday that he would leave the northeast and spurn powerhouse Connecticut to attend the University of Miami.
The Hurricanes men’s basketball team finds itself ranked No. 16 in the preseason ESPN/USA Today Poll, after coming off a strong 2007-2008 season.
The Miami Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams will welcome fans to the BankUnited Center on Oct. 18 for “Hurricanes Hoopfest ’08,” an event for fans, and especially those interested in purchasing season tickets for either team.