MIAMI – The University of Texas-Pan American women's basketball team will begin the regular season Friday when they visit South Florida for a match against No. 7 Miami Hurricanes at the BankUnited Center. The game is scheduled to start at 12 p.m.
The Broncs defeated Texas A&M-Kingsville last Friday in an exhibition game that took place in the UTPA Fieldhouse. That day, UTPA led during the entire game and although the Javelinas made attempts to catch up to the Broncs, they couldn't close the score gap by more than five points.
UTPA made 41.5 percent of field goals, 33 percent of three-pointers and 67 percent of free throws, and Adanna Opara was the leading scorer with 17 points and nine rebounds. Bianca Torre scored 14 points, six of which were from the three point line. Keandra Goodson scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds in what was her first game at UTPA.
The Miami Hurricanes also began the season winning an exhibition game. Miami defeated Barry University 96-44 Monday.
The Hurricanes ended the game with a 50-25 edge on the glass and a 40-12 scoring edge in the paint. In total, five players registered in double figures for the Hurricanes (Shenise Johnson, Riquna Williams, Stefanie Yderstrom, Shawnice Wilson and Morgan Stroman), and every player on the Hurricanes roster recorded at least one point in the victory.
After facing the Hurricanes, the Broncs return to the UTPA Fieldhouse to play Paul Quinn College Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and Texas State Nov. 18 at 12 p.m.