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Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Plays at #24/22 Miami on Sunday

MIAMI, Fla. -- The Temple women's basketball team continues the Miami Thanksgiving Classic, taking on the #24/22 Hurricane on Sunday. The game will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

THE OWLS
> After starting the season 2-0, Temple has lost three-straight games, falling on the road at Ole Miss and Marist, and against Radford at Miami.
> In three games, sophomore Mia Davis lead Temple, averaging 19.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
> Graduate student Alliya Butts, back from an injury that kept her off the floor last season, averages 14.6 points per game with a team-high 3.6 assists per outing.
> Sophomore Desiree Oliver (6.0 ppg) and freshman Marissa Mackins (6.0 ppg) also pace the Temple offense.
> Sophomore Emani Mayo (5.2 ppg) and junior Shannen Atkinson (5.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg) round out the season box score.
> As a team, the Owls are shooting 36.9% from the field and 26.1% from long range.

LAST TIME OUT: Radford 56, Temple 50
> Temple rallied from a 14-point third quarter deficit to take the lead, but couldn't hold on, as Radford won 56-50 in the Miami Thanksgiving Classic opener.
> After taking a brief lead in the final minute of the third quarter, the Owls gave up an early 9-0 run to Radford in the fourth, proving to be the difference maker.
> Alliya Butts led Temple with 19 points, five assists, and four steals, while Mia Davis tallied 13 points with nine rebounds, but was limited to just 22 minutes with foul trouble.
> Marissa Mackins finished the day with seven points, including a season-best four steals.

SCOUTING MIAMI
> #24/22 Miami enters the game with a 5-1 mark.
> The Hurricanes finished the 2017-18 season at 21-11 (10-6 ACC), made the postseason for the ninth year in a row and reached the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight season.
> All five Miami starters average 9.0 points per game or better, led by Beatrice Mompremier, who tops the team on both ends of the floor with 16.0 points and 12.3 rebounds per outing.
> Emese Hof also nears a double-double average, with 10.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
> Kelsey Marshall (9.3 ppg), Laura Cornelius(9.2 ppg, 4.5 apg), and Mykea Gray (9.0 ppg, ) round out the starting five for the Hurricanes.
> As a team, Miami is shooting 44.6% from the field and 35.5% from three.

LAST TIME OUT: #24/22 Miami 82, Nebraska 68
> The Hurricanes opened their own tournament with an 82-68 win over Nebraska in their tournament opener.
> Miami used a 9-0 run in a 73-second span in the first quarter to go up 11-3 and never relinquished the lead.
> Nebraska made it a five point game early in the second quarter, but the Hurricanes kept their advantage above 10 throughout the entire second half of the win.
> Laura Cornelius filled out her stat line with 23 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and six steals.
> Beatrice Mompremier tallied a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Kelsey Marshall added 18 points.

TEMPLE VS. MIAMI
> Miami leads the all-time series 3-1, but the teams haven't played since 2000.
> Temple won the first ever meeting in 1984, with the Hurricanes winning the three subsequent match-ups.

 
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