MBB Heads to Eighth-Ranked Florida State
Feb. 8, 2020 | 12 p.m. | ACCN
Donald E. Tucker Civic Center | Tallahassee, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team will play its final game of the season against a currently ranked foe Saturday.
Miami (11-11, 3-9 ACC) is set to square off with eighth-ranked Florida State at noon at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, Fla.
The action will be televised live on ACC Network HERE, with Dave O’Brien, Jordan Cornette and Katie George on the call. Joe Zagacki will have the radio broadcast on 560 The Joe WQAM HERE, while action can also be heard on WVUM 90.5 FM HERE. Live stats can be found HERE.
Miami sports a 37-48 all-time record versus Florida State, including an 8-31 ledger on the road and an 8-10 mark under ninth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga. In the first meeting of the season between the two sides, the Seminoles narrowly earned an 83-79 overtime road victory after rallying back from a nine-point deficit with 4:34 left in regulation.
The Hurricanes are coming off an 83-72 setback against NC State Wednesday night at the Watsco Center. Miami played without junior guard Chris Lykes for the fourth game in a row and redshirt junior guard Kameron McGusty for the third time in the past four, while redshirt junior center Rodney Miller, Jr., left the game early with a left ankle injury.
Guard Harlond Beverly paced the Hurricanes, who cut an 18-point second-half deficit down to three, with a career-high 20 points, the most by a Miami freshman in over two years. Senior guard Dejan Vasiljevic notched 18 points, while freshman guard Isaiah Wong tallied 12 in the defeat.
The Seminoles own a 19-3 (9-2 ACC) record on the season after winning 12 of their past 13 outings. Sophomore guard Devin Vassell is the team’s leader in both points (13.5) and rebounds (5.3) per game.
Following a 29-8 (13-5) campaign in 2018-19 that included a second consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 berth, Florida State was tabbed fifth in the ACC preseason poll.
After taking on the Seminoles, Miami returns to Coral Gables for its first two-game ACC homestand, which begins Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. against Boston College, live on RSN.
The 2019-20 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball season is presented by First National Bank.