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Hurricanes Women’s Basketball Returns to Winning Ways as Season Nears Its’ End

Miami defeated rival FSU on Sunday to move back above .500.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Miami-Florida at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Hurricanes Women’s Basketball team moved back above .500 with a win over rival FSU on Sunday afternoon. The Hurricanes are 8-7 on the season after the 68-53 win and could be poised for a strong end to the season over their last six games of the year. The win over FSU also marked Head Coach Katie Meier’s 300th career win at Miami.

Miami’s next opponent will be Virginia Tech. The Hokies have had a strong season so far, going 10-7 so far this season. It’ll be a tough matchup for the Hurricanes who had lost their last two games in a row before defeating Florida State last week.

After Virginia Tech travels to Miami on Thursday, the Hurricanes will travel to Florida State for the second-half of their series against the Seminoles. FSU is having an unusually down season for their program, as they sit at just 6-5 on the season and sixth in the conference. The Hurricanes games this week begin a tough stretch for Miami to finish out the year. Miami plays just one team below .500 during the entire rest of the season, and will travel to 11-4 Georgia Tech next week.

Miami has had some great individual performers so far this season. Kelsey Marshall remains in the top 15 in the conference in scoring with 14.5 points-per-game. The Hurricanes have struggled to score at points this season, ranking 14th in the conference in that category, but strong defense has kept Miami competitive so far this year.

The Hurricanes, despite facing a tough schedule for the rest of the year, have a chance to make a significant step forward from their 15-15 record last season. Miami faces losing some of their best players heading into next season, but there has been steady improvement among younger players on the roster this year. There’s a strong chance that the Hurricanes, after improving this season, could move on to even better things heading into the future.