Gameday: @CanesHoops vs. Florida Tech Oct. 30
Setting The Scene
Oct. 30, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.
Coral Gables, Fla. | BankUnited Center
Radio: 90.5 WVUM
Webcast: hurricanesports.com (video) | wvum.org (audio)
The University of Miami opens the 2013-14 season on Oct. 30 with an exhibition matchup against Florida Tech of the Sunshine State Conference. Tip off will be at 7:30 p.m. in the BankUnited Center.
Check out the game on Miami’s student station, 90.5 WVUM, with Alex Schwartz and Andy Leon.
Head coach Jim Larrañaga is in his 29th season as a head coach and second at Miami. He has a 519-354 overall record and is 49-20 beginning his third season at Miami.
Projected temperatures on game day: Coral Gables -85/73. Melbourne, Fla. – 84/69.
Miami opens the 2013-14 regular season on Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. against St. Francis (N.Y.) at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. The game is the second of a double-header with the Miami women’s basketball team. The ladies play North Florida at 5 p.m. that night.
• 9 newcomers (8 scholarship)
• 6 players return (4 scholarship)
• 0 starters return
• 10 scholarship players are available for 2013-14 season
• 2 players will redshirt after transferring from Division I schools
• 6 seniors in 2013-14, after having five seniors – who all earned their academic degree – last season.
• Miami is the only ACC team with zero returning starters. Additionally, Miami lost its six top players, who started 174 combined games. Rion Brown is the only Hurricane to start any games (6) last season, so the Canes return 6-of-180 starts, which is 3.3 percent.
• Miami returns 13.3 percent of points scored (9.3 ppg), 14.2 percent of rebounds (5.1 rpg) and 1.0 percent of assists (1.1 per game), all the lowest in the ACC.
• Coach Jim Larrañaga is 519-354 overall in 29 seasons. He is one of five active ACC coaches with 400 or more wins.
• Miami’s freshman class includes: Deandre Burnett – third in the nation in scoring as a senior with 37 ppg; Manu Lecomte – Belgium second division player; and Davon Reed – 2,000 point scorer who averaged 24 ppg as a senior.
• Two transfers join the Canes this season in James Kelly, who averaged 17.9 ppg and 10.0 rpg in two JC seasons and Donnavan Kirk, who played 54 games for DePaul the past two seasons, leading the team in blocked shots.
• One year ago, Miami was selected fourth by the coaches and fifth by the media in preseason ACC polls, but finished the season as the regular season and tournament champion.
• Miami started the 2012-13 season unranked, but jumped to No. 2/2 in the nation by Feb. 18. The Canes ended the season No. 5/10.
• At that same Operation Basketball, zero Hurricanes were selected for preseason All-ACC teams. At the end of the championship season, Jim Larrañaga was Coach of the Year, Shane Larkin was Player of the Year (coaches), and Durand Scott was Defensive Player of the Year while Larkin (1st & defensive), Kenny Kadji (2nd), and Scott (H.M. & defensive) were selected to ACSMA All-ACC teams. The coaches picked Scott for third team and Julian Gamble was listed on the Defensive Team with Scott and Larkin.
• Miami’s top six players from the 2013 ACC Championship season combined for 5,399 career points, 2,744 rebounds, 966 assists, 480 steals, 369 blocked shots and 412 starts.
• Five of those six players are playing professionally now: Dallas Maverick Shane Larkin was selected No. 18 in the NBA Draft; Kenny Kadji (Cavaliers) and Trey McKinney Jones (Bucks) are with NBA teams during the preseason; Julian Gamble is playing in France and Durand Scott is in Spain.
• Shane Larkin was picked No. 18 overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. The ACC led all conferences with eight players selected in the Draft. Every ACC team has had at least one first round selection. With its four first-round selections, the ACC extends its streak of having at least one first-round draft pick to 25 consecutive years (1989-2013). Over the past five years (2009-13), the ACC leads all conferences with 27 first round picks.
• In 2013 Miami won the ACC regular season and tournament championships. The last team to win both titles outright was North Carolina in 2008. (Duke tied with Maryland in 2010 for regular season).
• Miami is the only school not from the state of North Carolina to win both the ACC regular season and tournament titles outright in the same season. (Georgia Tech was regular season tri-champion in 1985).
• According to latest US News & World Report rankings, the University of Miami is the top academic institution in the state of Florida and ranks 47th nationally.
UM Since the Arrival of Jim Larrañaga in 2011
• 2013 ACC Regular Season Champions
• 2013 ACC Tournament Champions
• Ranked No. 2/2 – Miami’s program high – Feb. 18, 2013
• No. 1 seed at 2013 ACC Tournament
• No. 2 seed in 2013 NCAA Tournament
• Won school record 29 games in 2013
• Won 15 ACC games in 2013
• 14-game win streak (tied 1946-47 & 2001-02) from Jan. 2 – Feb. 19, 2013
• 13-0 start in 2013 conference play, topping school-best nine ACC victories, which was set in 2011-12
• Sophomore Shane Larkin selected No. 18 in the 2013 NBA Draft by Atlanta Hawks, then traded to Dallas Mavericks
• All six seniors earned academic degree from UM: Garrius Adams, Julian Gamble, Reggie Johnson, Kenny Kadji, Trey McKinney Jones, Durand Scott
• Defeated No. 1 Duke, 90-63, on Jan. 23, 2013 in Coral Gables
• Defeated Duke twice within 12 months, at both Cameron Indoor Stadium and the BankUnited Center
• First team to beat Duke and UNC by 20+ points in the same season since Maryland in ‘74-75 season
• First team to beat Duke and UNC by 25+ points since the start of ACC play in 1953
• Defeated three teams in The Triangle in the same season: UNC, Duke & NC State
• In 2012-13 defeated three teams in the Top 20 for the first time since joining the ACC – the last time was in 1999-00
• Students camped out for the game vs. Duke more than four hours before tipoff, then did it again for the game vs. Florida State
• Five home sellouts of 7,972 fans vs. Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia and Clemson
• Set a record for the most games with 1,200 or more students (7)
• Set record student average attendance at 808. The past average attendance was 641 per game
• Set the record for cumulative season student attendance at 12,008. The previous record was 10,269