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Syracuse women’s basketball vs. Miami: TV/streaming, time, location, history & more

SU looks to avenge a loss to Miami earlier this season.

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Teams: Syracuse Orange (23-7, 11-5) vs. Miami Hurricanes (24-7 12-4)

Date & Time: Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m. ET

Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.

TV/Streaming: Check your local RSN

Radio: ESPN Syracuse 97.7 FM

Miami Blog: State of the U

Series Record: Miami leads, 20-9

Streak: 2, ‘Canes

First meeting: The then-Orangewomen beat Miami in Coral Gables back in 1988, by a score of 78-62. SU would lose the next six games in the series, however.

Last meeting: Miami 84, Syracuse 71

In the last matchup between these two teams, Miami came into the Carrier Dome and handed SU its first home loss of the season. It was the first time Syracuse lost back-to-back games, after losing to Georgia Tech in the previous game.

After the first quarter, SU had a 25-22 lead, but the Orange were outscored 23-12 in the second quarter. Syracuse was outscored by five in the second half en route to 84-71 loss at the hands of the Hurricanes.

Emese Hof led Miami with 21 points and was one of four players to score in double-digits for the Hurricanes. Kiara Lewis led Syracuse with a career-high 16 points and Tiana Mangakahia added 12 points and eight assists.

Head Coaches: SU: Quentin Hillsman (13th season, 286-143); Miami: Katie Meier (14th season, 276-170)

Coach Bio: Meier, originally from Illinois, played at Duke from 1985-90 — and was a standout while averaging 16.2 points per game during her career. She began coaching as an assistant at UNC-Asheville in 1993, and one season there led to seven as an assistant at Tulane before she got her first head coaching job at Charlotte in 2001. After four years of making the postseason with the 49ers (including the NCAA Tournament in 2003), she left for Miami, where she’s been ever since. Meier’s led the ‘Canes to seven NCAA berths and 20-plus wins in eight of the last nine years. She’s also won gold medals as coach of the USA women’s U18 and U19 squads.

Last year: Miami was 21-11 overall last year, losing to Quinnipiac in the first round of the NCAA Tournament — an 8 vs. 9 game, which we should be unfortunately familiar with. The ‘Canes were tied with Syracuse at 10-6 in the ACC, beating Wake Forest in the second round of the league tournament before falling to Florida State in the quarterfinals. It was a disappointing effort overall after starting the year ranked 24th and pulling upsets over Duke, NC State and Kentucky.

Last game: Miami’s last game was a 70-68 loss versus No. 10 North Carolina State in the last game of the regular season. The loss meant Miami would be the No. 4 seed in the ACC tournament and NC State earned the third seed. Emese Hof led Miami with 24 points, but the Wolfpack escaped with a two point win.

Beatrice Mompremier scored 15 points had a game-high 17 rebounds for the Hurricanes.

“Fear Me, I’ve Killed Hundreds of Timelords”: Mompremier is averaging 16.5 points and 12 rebounds. She is a problem down low, shooting an efficient 53% from the field.

If Syracuse wins: The Orange will advance to the semifinals to face No. 1 seed Notre Dame, who they recently lost to by 30. A win would also pretty much lock in SU’s hosting first and second round games in the NCAA Tournament.

If Syracuse loses: It would hurt the team’s chances to host a sub-regional in the NCAAs, but not completely cripple the idea. Syracuse is already considered a 4-seed, but that could shift down to the 5-line with a loss here if some of the teams below them progress further in their respective league tournaments.