Riquna Williams

‘Canes Hoops Open Season Friday

Both the men’s and women’s basketball season openers take place tomorrow at the BankUnited Center. The women tip off at noon and the men at 7:30pm. The women are led by juniors Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams (below) and the men by sixth year senior Adrian Thomas (above).


Williams & Johnson Named to All-ACC Team

The Hurricanes’ sophomore tandem of Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams have been named to All-ACC Women’s Basketball Teams.

Johnson, named to the first team, scored 18.6 points per game and led the `Canes with 7.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.1 steals per game.

Williams, named to the second team, was the ACC’s second leading scorer this season with 19.5 points per game and set a new school single season record for three pointers with 83.

Williams Leads ‘Canes to Comeback Win Over BC

The Hurricanes overcame a nine point deficit with 1:32 remaining in regulation and pulled away in overtime to defeat Boston College 76-68 yesterday at the BankUnited Center.

Riquna Williams scored five of her 27 points in OT. She also set a new school single season record for three point shots by making five in the game, giving her 83 so far this season.

"Canes Snap Terrapins’ 48 Game Home Streak

Behind Riquna Williams’ two three-pointers in the final minute, including the game-winner with 2.4 seconds left, and Shenise Johnson’s 17 points, the Hurricanes snapped the Maryland Terrapins’ 48 game home winning streak 80-77 on Thursday. The streak was the second longest active home winning streak in the nation, behind only Connecticut’s current 58 game streak.

Miami 78, FSU 70

Riquna Williams scored 27 points to lead Miami to a 78-70 victory over the #11 Florida State Seminoles Sunday at the BankUnited Center.

The ‘Canes (13-2) earned their first win over a top-15 team since beating #10 Purdue on December 19, 1991.

Lady ‘Canes begin ACC slate

Hurricanes Women’s Basketball hosts Florida State in their ACC home opener on Sunday at the BankUnited Center at 1 p.m.

The ‘Canes (12-2) are led by sophomore guard Riquna Williams, who is averaging 22.1 points per game, and sophomore forward Shenise Johnson, who is averaging 18.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

Riquna Williams

Riquna Williams, who came into yesterday’s game with Houston leading the ACC with 27.5 points per game, went off for 21 second-half points and scored 28 for the day as the ‘Canes defeated the Cougars 68-54 to move to 5-0 on the season. The Pahokee, Fla. native hit four three-pointers and had two other three-point plays in the contest.