ACC Announces 2019-20 Conference Schedule
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Nine games against NCAA Tournament opponents highlights the Miami Hurricanes’ conference schedule, which was announced on Tuesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Hurricanes will face seven tournament teams from a season ago in conference play, including games against a pair of Elite Eight teams in Notre Dame and Louisville. The ACC led the nation in number of teams earning an NCAA Tournament bid with eight schools making an appearance.
“Every time that you face a quality opponent is an opportunity and, for us, that means that every single ACC game is an opportunity,” head coach Katie Meier said. “This conference is so good that there are no bad losses in the ACC.”
With the launch of the ACC Network, 12 of Miami’s conference games will air on linear television. Seven games will air exclusively on ACC Network, while two games will broadcast on RSN. Three additional games will flex between ACC Network and ESPN2, with final announcements coming at a later date. Seven of Miami’s nine home games will air on the ACC Network.
The Hurricanes kick off conference play just before the new year, hosting Wake Forest at home on December 29 (ACCN). Miami’s first game of 2020 will be on the road at Georgia Tech (Jan. 2, ACCNX).
The Miami squad returns to the Watsco Center for a three-game homestand beginning on Jan. 5 when the Florida State Seminoles come to town. The Hurricanes finish off the homestand with games against Louisville (Jan. 9, ACCN) and Syracuse (Jan. 12, ACCN) before hitting the road for a weekend swing at North Carolina (Jan. 16, ACCNX) and Notre Dame (Jan. 19, ESPN2/ACCN).
Miami is back in Coral Gables on Jan. 23 for the first of two games against the Clemson Tigers (ACCN) and then heads north to face in-state rival Florida State for the final time in the regular season (Jan. 26, ACCN). The game against the Seminoles marks the conclusion of a seven-game stretch of contests against 2019 NCAA Tournament teams.
“The biggest mistake you can make in a conference like ours is to look at the overall schedule and make any type of prediction,” Meier said. “It’s who you play, it’s when you play and where you play them. We keep a pretty narrow focus on the game in front of us.”
The Hurricanes will turn their focus to Georgia Tech on January 30 when the Canes host the Yellow Jackets at the Watsco Center (ACCN).
Miami begins the month of February at Virginia Tech (Feb. 2, ACCNX) before returning to Coral Gables to face Duke on Feb. 9 (ESPN2/ACCN). The Hurricanes hold a winning record in the month of February under Katie Meier, including a 23-14 mark over the last five years.
Four of the final six games of the regular season are away contests for the Hurricanes, beginning with a two-game road trip up the coast to Virginia (Feb. 13, ACCNX) and Clemson (Feb. 16, ESPN2/ACCN). Miami makes a stop back at home on Feb. 20 to host NC State (ACCN), but closes out the month of February on the road at Boston College (Feb. 23, RSN) and Wake Forest (Feb. 27, ACCNX).
The Hurricanes’ final contest of the regular season comes on March 1 when Miami hosts Pittsburgh at the Watsco Center in a game slated to air on ACC Network Extra.
Additionally, game times for the Hurricanes’ non-conference schedule have been released. The full 2019-20 slate can be found online.
Season tickets for the 2019-20 women’s basketball home schedule start at $75 and are on sale now through the Miami Hurricanes ticket office. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the ticket office at 1-800-GO-CANES.