With a handful of games remaining in the regular season, the Miami Hurricanes Women's Basketball team is kicking butt and taking names. Led by seniors Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams -- both of whom are in the running for the Women's National Player of the Year award -- the women Hurricanes have won their previous 11 games in a row, giving them a 22-3 overall record. They have been ranked among the top teams in the nation all season long, and this week, the Hurricanes held onto their spot at #6 in the AP poll.â†µ
These upcoming weeks will be full of challenges for the Hurricanes. Their next games will be against ACC foes North Carolina, Wake Forest, and Florida State, and the Hurricanes' coaches have already been touring campus in an effort to draw in a number of fans for these games. The Hurricanes are also set to face No. 5 Duke on February 24th, which could be their biggest challenge of the season since they defeated then-No. 5 Maryland in early January. That game could also end up determining which team ends up finishing in first in the ACC.â†µ
The Miami women's basketball team is currently the top ranked basketball program in the state of Florida, as the Gators and Seminoles men's basketball teams are currently ranked No. 14 and No. 20 in the nation, respectively. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes men's basketball team isn't ranked in the top 25, but is considered one of the bubble teams for the NCAA Tournament.