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The Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team saw their season come to a sad end in the round of 32. They lost a heart-breaker to Arizona State by a final score of 57-55. While the Canes season didn’t end like it could have, they have much to be proud of.
They started out the 2018-19 season as the 24th ranked team in the country. After two upset losses in their first eight games, the lady Canes played just one game as an unranked team in 2018.
Following a 90-65 win over Vanderbilt, Miami was back at 24. Unfortunately, they would drop their final game of the calendar year against Central Michigan and begin 2019 as an unranked team.
It would remain that way all throughout January. All wasn’t lost for the Canes, however. They picked up a big win over 13th ranked Syracuse on Jan. 23. They finally got back into the rankings at 25 in February. That’s when things turned for the best.
In their first game as a ranked team in 2019, Miami pulled off a huge upset over the fourth ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. That would be the first of few.
They went on to knock off the second ranked Louisville Cardinals on the road on Feb. 17. The win got them from 20th all the way to 14th. They would finish the season with two consecutive losses to NC State and Syracuse.
Following their first round win over Florida Gulf Coast, their season came to an end against Arizona State. It was an up and down season, but they still finished T2 in the ACC standings at 24-8. They also earned a top four seed in their region in the tournament.
They also only lost twice at home all season long. Four players – Beatrice Mompremier, Emese Hof, Laura Cornelius and Mykea Gray – all averaged over 10 points per game. Momprier averaged a double-double as she also averaged 12.2 rebounds per game.
More good news for the Canes is that Hof is the only senior on the team. Momprier, Cornelius and Gray will all be returning next season. That will be huge for them as they look to make another chase for the title.