Eye of the Hurricane

March 20, 2011

Campus Quick Hits

Women’s Basketball

With the first day of the Women’s NCAA Tournament in the books, Riquna Williams, Shenise Johnson, Morgan Stroman and the rest of the Canes will tip-off at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow. The Hurricanes, ranked No. 3 in the Dayton regional will face off against the 14th-seeded Gardner-Webb in Charlottesville, VA. The game can be seen on ESPN2, and the winner of Oklahoma and James Madison awaits in the second round.

Baseball

The Hurricanes won their fifth straight Saturday with a 4-3 win at Wake Forest Ballpark in Winston-Salem, NC. After a Nathan Melendres double brought home Zeke DeVoss, Harold Martinez singled to drive in the go-ahead and eventual winning run. Daniel Miranda closed out the game in the bottom of the ninth to clinch the victory. Miami remains undefeated in ACC play at 5-0. The Canes go for the sweep Sunday at 1 p.m. with sophomore Eric Whaley on the mound.

Track and Field

The Hurricane Invitational is now entirely in the books. The two-day event was wrapped up Saturday evening, and 19 Hurricanes finished in the top five of their respective events. Three Canes finished first in their events. Nicole Cummings placed first in the women’s heptathlon with Britney Clarke finishing right behind her. Lindsi Arrington won the women’s 1500 meter run. Then Thandi Stewart recorded the invitational’s top time in the women’s 400 meter hurdles.

Men’s Basketball

After defeating Florida Atlantic 85-62 in the first round of the NIT Wednesday, the Canes are ready to battle Missouri State on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center. The Canes are ranked No. 2 in Region 1 and face the No. 3 Bears.

Swimming and Diving

The women’s swimming and diving team has been participating in the Women’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships all weekend in Austin, TX. They placed 16th on Thursday and 20th on Friday.

Men’s Tennis

The University of Miami men’s tennis team will face the Clemson Tigers tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

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