MBB Returns Home to Play Pittsburgh

MBB Returns Home to Play Pittsburgh

Jan. 12, 2020 | 6 p.m. | ACCN
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.

Miami (9-5, 1-3 ACC) vs. Pittsburgh (11-4, 2-2 ACC)
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team resumes play Sunday night against Pittsburgh.

Miami (9-5, 1-3 ACC) is set to take on the Panthers at 6 p.m. at the Watsco Center in its first ACC home game against non-top-five team.

The contest will be broadcast live on ACC Network HERE, with Mike Monaco and Malcolm Huckaby on the call. Joe Zagacki and Danny Rabinowitz will have the radio broadcast on 560 The Joe WQAM HERE, while action can also be heard on WVUM 90.5 FM HERE and in Spanish on WMYM 990 AM HERE. Live stats for the game can be found HERE.

Sunday is also Miami’s “Coaching for Literacy” game, as the Hurricanes look to raise awareness and money towards combating childhood illiteracy. Fans can donate HERE.

Miami owns a 22-18 all-time ledger against Pittsburgh, including a 13-7 mark at home and a 6-1 record under ninth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga. The Hurricanes’ six-game winning streak against the Panthers is their longest against any ACC foe. In the teams’ most recent matchup, Miami tallied a 76-63 home victory on March 5, 2019.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 74-58 setback Tuesday night at No. 13/11 Louisville. Trailing, 30-10, early, Miami cut its deficit to five multiple times in the second half and trailed just 59-54 with under four minutes left, but the Cardinals closed with a strong offensive push on their home court.

Junior guard Chris Lykes and redshirt junior guard Kameron McGusty co-led Miami with 18 points apiece, while senior guard Dejan Vasiljevic added 12 points and redshirt junior forward Sam Waardenburg grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

Pittsburgh is 11-4 (2-2 ACC) on the season after posting its first road win over North Carolina, 73-65, Wednesday night. Sophomore guard Trey McGowens is the team’s leading scorer at 12.9 points per game.

After a 14-19 (3-15) showing during the 2018-19 campaign, Pittsburgh was picked No. 10 in the ACC preseason poll.

The Hurricanes head to Raleigh, N.C., after meeting the Panthers, as they take on NC State Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at PNC Arena, live on RSN.

To keep up with the University of Miami men’s basketball team on social media, follow @CanesHoops on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The 2019-20 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball season is presented by First National Bank.