Women's roundup: Blue Devils, Tar Heels both hit the road tonight | Sports

Women's roundup: Blue Devils, Tar Heels both hit the road tonight



Both of the ACC's top two women's basketball teams are back in action tonight, and both will be on the road.

No. 7 Duke (14-2, 2-0 ACC) gets what may be a tougher challenge than might have been expected when the season started when the Blue Devils visit No. 25 Miami (13-2, 1-0). Jasmine Thomas (pictured) leads the Blue Devils in both scoring and assists.

And No. 10 UNC (13-2, 1-0) will look to recover from its blowout loss at No. 1 Connecticut when the Tar Heels visit resurgent Virginia Tech (10-5, 0-1).

Miami is coached by Duke alumna Katie Meier.

Virginia Tech also has a Triangle connection, as Northern Durham alumna Utahya Drye is averaging in double figures and is the Hokies' top rebounder.

Thursday's games

No. 7 Duke at No. 25 Miami

[Thursday, 7 p.m., Bank United Center, Coral Gables]

Duke leads series 6-0.

Records: Duke 14-2, 2-0 ACC; Miami 13-2, 1-0.

Audio: WDNC-AM 620, GoDuke.com, HurricaneSports.com.

Coaches' records - Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 382-166, 66-18 at Duke; Miami: Katie Meier 63-72 at Miami.

Leading scorers - Duke: Jasmine Thomas 15.6; Miami: Riquna Williams 22.4.

Leading rebounders - Duke: Krystal Thomas 7.3; Miami: Diane Barnes 9.9.

Assist leaders - Duke: Jasmine Thomas 5.1; Miami: Shenise Johnson 4.6.

No. 10 UNC at Virginia Tech

[Thursday, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg]

UNC leads series 12-2.

Records: UNC 13-2, 1-0; VT 10-5, 0-1.

Audio: WCHL-AM 1360; TarHeelBlue.com; HokieSports.com.

Coaches' records - UNC: Sylvia Hatchell: 825-284, 553-204 at UNC; VT: Beth Dunkenberger 159-125, 94-75 at VT.

Leading scorers - UNC: Italee Lucas 16.3; VT: Lindsay Biggs 11.5.

Leading rebounders - UNC: Laura Broomfield 7.9; VT: Utahya Drye 6.6.

Assist leaders - UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 5.9; VT: Nikki Davis 4.3.

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