MBB to Host Ninth-Ranked Florida State

MBB to Host Ninth-Ranked Florida State

Jan. 18, 2020 | 1 p.m. | ACCN
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.

Miami (10-6, 2-4 ACC) vs. No. 9 Florida State (15-2, 5-1 ACC)
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team will welcome ninth-ranked Florida State to the Watsco Center this weekend.

Miami (10-6, 2-4 ACC) is set to square off with the Seminoles Saturday at 1 p.m. in a Sunshine State rivalry affair.

The game will be broadcast live on ACC Network HERE, with Mike Monaco and Dan Bonner 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.

Miami sports a 37-47 all-time record against Florida State, including a 28-14 mark at home and an 8-9 ledger under ninth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga. Most recently, the Seminoles registered a 78-66 road victory on Jan. 27, 2019.

The Hurricanes fell to NC State, 80-63, in their last outing, Wednesday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. Junior guard Chris Lykes scored a game-high 20 points, while senior guard Dejan Vasiljevic and redshirt junior center Rodney Miller, Jr., notched 16, good for a career high from the latter.

Florida State is 15-2 (5-1 ACC) on the year and enters Saturday’s contest on an eight-game winning streak. Sophomore guard Devin Vassell leads a balanced scoring attack with 12.6 points per game for Leonard Hamilton, who spent 10 years as the head coach of the Hurricanes.

After posting a 29-8 (13-5) record and reaching a second straight NCAA Sweet 16 in 2018-19, Florida State was voted fifth in the ACC preseason poll.

Miami, following its meeting with the Seminoles, will head to Durham, N.C, where it squares off with third ranked Duke Tuesday at 9 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium, live on ESPN.

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.