NCAA Tournament | UM Women

UM women’s team awaits selection to NCAA Tournament


The UM women will learn Monday night where they will be seeded in the NCAA Tournament.

The University of Miami men’s basketball team might not be the only Hurricane team headed to the NCAA Tournament.

The women’s team is 21-10, with signature wins over No. 5 Duke and No. 8 Penn State. ESPN-W bracketologist Charlie Crème projects the Canes as a No. 9 seed in Spokane, Wash.

UM coach Katie Meier and her team will gather at 7 p.m. Monday to find out their fate.

The Canes, who finished 11-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, beat Virginia Tech 45-39 in the first round of the ACC tournament, but then lost by 12 to Florida State.

They had hoped to go deeper in the conference tournament, but their Feb. 28 win over Duke is a huge plus on their résumé. The Blue Devils were 26-1 and 16-0 in the conference going into that game.

After UM beat the Blue Devils 69-65 at the Bank- United Center, Meier said: “We know our situation, and we needed a late-season signature win. We couldn’t hang our hat on the Penn State win.

“We hope this is a springboard. This is not the final chapter. We say the rest is still unwritten. I hope we have a lot of pages left to write.”

Last year at this time the Hurricanes were ranked No. 8 in the AP poll a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

They had hopes of reaching the Final Four. But they traveled to Spokane for their first-round game without all-ACC guard Riquna Williams, who was left home for disciplinary reasons.

The Canes won their opener easily, 70-41 over Idaho State. But they lost in the second round to No. 11 seed Gonzaga, which was playing on its home court.

UM ended the season 26-6.

Read more State Colleges stories from the Miami Herald

  • FIU notebook

    Award for FIU cornerback Richard Leonard

    Before missing 2013 as an academically ineligible player, Leonard got the Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week award for a 100-yard kickoff return against FAU in FIU’s next-to-last game before leaving the Sun Belt.

FIU athletic director Pete Garcia, left, and Miami Herald reporter David J. Neal.


    FIU provides credential for Miami Herald’s beat reporter

    After denying access to Miami Herald beat writer David J. Neal for the football team’s opening game last Saturday, Florida International University has decided to credential him for the remainder of the season, according to Paul Dodson, the school’s assistant athletic director for media relations.

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya drops back to pass as the University of Miami plays the University of Louisville at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.

    UM Football

    Miami Hurricanes must address offensive line woes after opening loss

    Mistakes along the offensive line and a blunder on special teams overshadowed a strong performance by the University of Miami’s defense in the Hurricanes’ season-opening loss.

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category