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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wolfpack continues the gauntlet with a visit to Miami tonight

Posted by on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 12:09 AM

N.C. State’s killer January schedule in women’s basketball continues tonight, when the Wolfpack visits No. 16 Miami for a 7 p.m. contest.

N.C. State forward Bonae Holston
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  • N.C. State forward Bonae Holston
Miami, coached by Duke alumna Katie Meier, is smarting from Monday night’s 66-59 loss at Florida State that ended the Hurricanes’ 17-game winning streak.

Meanwhile the Wolfpack is recovering from some major heartbreak, having seen a 20-point second half lead disappear in a 65-64 loss to visiting No. 3 Duke on Sunday.

N.C. State has won all but one of 10 meetings with Miami, prevailing 66-64 last season in the Wolfpack’s annual “Hoops for Hope” breast cancer awareness game.

The Wolfpack returns home on Sunday at 1 for this season’s “Hoops for Hope” game against FSU.

N.C. State vs. No. 16 Miami
[Thursday, 7 p.m., BankUnited Center, Coral Gables]
Audio:
WKNC-FM 88.1.
Video: HurricaneSports.com.
Records: NCSU 9-10, 1-4 ACC; UM 18-2, 4-1.
Coaches’ records — NCSU: Kellie Harper 124-89, 29-24 at NCSU; UM: Katie Meier 166-131, 90-86 at UM.
Leading scorers — NCSU: Bonae Holston 14.8; UM: Riquna Williams 20.8.
Leading rebounders — NCSU: Bonae Holston 8.3; UM: Shenise Johnson 8.0.
Assist leaders — NCSU: Amber White 3.9; UM: Shenise Johnson 3.7

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