MBB Faces Wake Forest in Final February Home Game
Feb. 15, 2020 | 2 p.m. | RSN
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team wraps up its two-game homestand Saturday afternoon.
Miami (12-12, 4-10 ACC) welcomes Wake Forest to town for a 2 p.m. matchup that will serve as its final outing at the Watsco Center until March 4.
The game will be televised live on RSN—that is FOX Sports Sun locally—and FOX Sports GO, with Evan Lepler and Mike Gminski on the call. A full affiliate list is available HERE and it can also be seen on WatchESPN, subject to blackout, HERE. 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 contest can be found HERE.
Miami sports an 11-12 all-time record versus Wake Forest, including an 8-2 home mark that includes seven straight wins and a 6-4 ledger under ninth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga. In the most recent meeting between the two sides, March 12, 2019, in the ACC Tournament opening round at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., Miami notched a 79-71 neutral-site victory.
The Hurricanes are coming off a dominant 85-58 triumph Wednesday night against Boston College at the Watsco Center in their largest ACC victory since Feb. 22, 2014. Miami shot 57.7 percent from the field and 40.0 percent on 3-pointers, while holding the Eagles to 37.1 and 21.1 percent marks, respectively.
Guard Isaiah Wong logged 21 points, five rebounds, three assists and zero turnovers to become the first Miami freshman with back-to-back 20-point games in regulation contests since January 2001. Junior guard Chris Lykes totaled 16 points, while redshirt junior guard Kameron McGusty scored 12 and redshirt junior center Rodney Miller, Jr., logged 11 to go along with a co-game-high seven rebounds.
Wake Forest enters the weekend at 11-13 (4-10 ACC) on the year after a 17-point win Tuesday night against North Carolina. Senior guard Brandon Childress is the team’s leader in points (15.0) and assists (4.8) per game. After posting an 11-20 (4-14) mark in 2018-19, the Demon Deacons were voted No. 15 in the ACC preseason poll.
Following its outing against Wake Forest, Miami travels to Blacksburg, Va., for the first of three consecutive road games, as it meets Virginia Tech Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum, live on RSN.
The 2019-20 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball season is presented by First National Bank.