Men's Basketball Prepares For Northeastern

Nov. 23, 2000

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TODAY’S OPPONENT: Northeastern enters today’s game with a record of 0-1 following an 87-66 opening game loss at Navy. The Huskies were led by 6-5 senior forward Tyrone Hammick. Hammick recorded 15 points, connecting on 6-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the line.

Others scoring in double-figures included 6-4 senior forward Dwayne Barnes (11 points) and 6-5 freshman forward Jean Francois (13 points).

The Huskies return seven lettermen, including three starters, from last season’s 7-21 squad and finished ninth in the America East Conference with a 5-13 league record.

THE SERIES: Miami and Northeastern meet for the second time with the Hurricanes taking the first meeting, 79-63, on January 31, 1991.


Improve Miami’s record to 3-0.Improve Perry Clark’s record at UM to 3-0.Mark the second consecutive season in which the Hurricanes have opened the season 3-0.Improve the Hurricanes’ all-time record at Miami Arena to 117-62 (.654).Improve Miami’s all-time record against non-conference opponents at Miami Arena to 42-13 (.764).

TV/RADIO COVERAGE: Today’s game is not being televised.The game is being broadcast on the Hurricane Radio Network (WQAM -560 AM). Marc Vandermeer is calling the play-by-play with Joe Zagacki adding analysis. Today’s game can also be heard on the University of Miami Student Radio Network (WVUM-90.5 FM). The game is also being broadcast live over the internet at the official website for Hurricane Athletics –

UP NEXT: Following today’s game the Hurricanes will hit the road for two games in the state of North Carolina. Miami will take on UNC Charlotte on Tuesday, November 28 followed by a December 4 matchup with seventh-ranked North Carolina.

The Hurricanes’ game versus UNC Charlotte will be televised live at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports Net Florida while the North Carolina game will be shown on ESPN2.

November 21, 2000
Miami Arena, Miami, FL

Marcus Barnes and Joe Gordon came off the bench to combine for 21 second-half points as the University of Miami defeated Columbia, 65-41, in its home opener at the Miami Arena. Victor Munoz led Columbia with 12 points. Barnes tossed in a career-high 12 points to lead Miami while John Salmons added 11 points. Darius Rice added eight points and a team-high eight rebounds while Gordon registered nine points and a game-high four steals. The Hurricanes, who led 29-22 at the break, held the Lions scoreless for the first 10:28 of the second half en route to a 17-0 run which put the game away. Columbia would get no closer than 13 the rest of the way. Miami was able to overcome a poor shooting night (36.9 percent) by forcing 26 turnovers including 15 steals. The Hurricanes were able to turn the 26 turnovers into 25 points.

MIAMI REACHES SWEET 16: With its 75-62 win over Ohio State in the second round of last season’s NCAA tournament, the University of Miami advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championships for the first time in school history.

Miami has advanced to post-season play in five of the last six seasons including three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

HURRICANES EARN SHARE OF BIG EAST TITLE: With its 74-70 win over St. John’s in last season’s regular season finale, the University of Miami earned a share of the 1999-2000 BIG EAST regular season title. The BIG EAST title was the first for Miami and the Hurricanes first conference title of any kind since the 1964-65 season. That season the Hurricanes went 10-0 to win their eighth straight Florida Intercollegiate Conference championship. The league, which consisted of Miami, Florida Southern, Jacksonville, Rollins, Stetson and Tampa, was disbanded the following year.

UM TIES SCHOOL RECORD FOR WINS: Miami won 23 games last season tying the school single season record for victories. Miami’s single season record of 23 victories was set during the 1959-60 season and later tied during 1962-63 and 1998-99 seasons.