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Men's Basketball Plays Host to No. 20/20 Georgia Tech Wednesday

Feb. 9, 2010

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CORAL GABLES, FLA. – After back-to-back road games, the University of Miami men’s basketball team opens the second-half stretch of ACC play at home at the BankUnited Center versus No. 20/20 Georgia Tech on Wed., Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

Game 24: Miami (16-7, 2-7 ACC) vs. No. 20/20 Georgia Tech (17-6, 5-4 ACC)

Date: Wed., Feb. 10, 2010 | Time: 7 p.m. (EST) | Site: BankUnited Center

TV: None | Webcast: None | Radio:  560 WQAM, 1450 ESPN Deportes

Websites: Miami (www.hurricanesports.com) | Georgia Tech (www. ramblinwreck.com)

Tickets: (800) GO-CANES

 

Projected Miami Starters

No.          Name (Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl)                                          Pts          Reb        Ast

01           Durand Scott (G, 6-3, 195, Fr.)                          8.6          3.9          3.7

23           James Dews (G, 6-4, 213, Sr.)                         12.5        2.7          1.5

25           Garrius Adams (G, 6-6, 193, Fr.)                      4.2          2.3          0.8*

21           Dwayne Collins (F, 6-8, 241, Sr.)                     11.7        8.1          1.0^

45           Julian Gamble (F, 6-9, 255, So.)                      2.5          1.7          1.0^

 

Projected Georgia Tech Starters

No.          Name (Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl)                                          Pts          Reb        Ast

00           Mfon Udofia (G, 6-2, 187, Fr.)                            8.3          3.2          2.5         

01           Iman Shumpert (G, 6-5, 209, So.)                    10.1        3.7          4.4         

13           D’Andre Bell (G/F, 6-6, 222, R-Sr.)                   6.4          2.5          1.7         

14           Derrick Favors (F, 6-10, 246, Fr.)                      11.5        8.5          2.0^        

31           Gani Lawal (F, 6-9, 234, Jr.)                              14.0        9.0          1.3^

* steals per game | ^ blocks per game

 

 

After playing a league-high six of its first nine ACC games on the road, the schedule for the Hurricanes turns in its favor with five of its remaining seven regular-season games to be played in the BankUnited Center.

 

THE UNVEILING   

On Wednesday, the Hurricanes unveil new Nike HyperElite uniforms, which are 70 percent lighter than a traditional elite level basketball uniform, and celebrate the rich spirit, tradition and culture of the nation’s top basketball programs. Miami is among just eight men’s basketball programs around the nation unveiling the new uniforms this month, joining Gonzaga, Kentucky, Michigan State, St. John’s, Syracuse, Texas and UConn. 

HOME SWEET HOME         

Miami has won 12 of its last 13 at home and 18 of its last 21 in Coral Gables — including a 10-1 mark this season. The Hurricanes are 24-19 at home in ACC play, including a 13-6 mark dating back to two seasons ago. The Hurricanes are 2-1 in home ACC games this season.

UM is 66-24 (.733) at home under sixth-year head coach Frank Haith, including eight wins over ranked opponents. The Hurricanes have notched double-digit home wins at the BankUnited for three-straight seasons and six times in seven full seasons calling the arena home.

THE SERIES

The all-time series between Miami and Georgia Tech is knotted 5-5, with the Hurricanes winning four of the last five meetings over the Yellow Jackets – including two straight at the BankUnited Center. However, Georgia Tech won the last meeting between the programs, 78-68, in Atlanta on March 4, 2009. Dwayne Collins was among five Hurricanes to score in double figures in that game, posting a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds, while James Dews added 11 points with three three-pointers.

 

Georgia Tech has won three of its last four games and is the first nationally-ranked opponent for Miami this season. The Yellow Jackets have four players averaging double-figure scoring, led by Gani Lawal’s 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.

 

DID U KNOW…

James Dews, who has scored in double figures in 11 of the last 12 games, needs just three points to become the 31st Hurricane to score 1,000 career points… He has hit a three-pointer in seven-straight games — tied for the fifth-longest active streak in the ACC… Dwayne Collins needs just nine rebounds to become the second player in Miami history to amass 1,000 points, 850 rebounds and 100 assists in his career, joining Eric Brown (1985-89)…. Collins ranks seventh in the ACC with 8.1 rebounds per game and is averaging 1.3 blocks per game versus conference competition — 10th best in the league… Freshman Garrius Adams is averaging 9.0 points and 3.0 rebounds over the last two games, shooting 50 percent from the field, 57.1 from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the line…  Despite averaging just 9.9 minutes per game for the season, sophomore Julian Gamble is averaging 19.5 minutes on the court over the last two games, including his first career start on Saturday at Florida State – finishing with nine points, three rebounds, an assist and a block.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Miami five-game ACC packs start as low as $75 and single game tickets start as low as $10. For more information, please contact the Hurricane Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-CANES or visit us online at hurricanesports.com.