MBB Set for Trip to Notre Dame
Feb. 23, 2020 | 6 p.m. | ACCN
Purcell Pavilion | Notre Dame, Ind.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team will visit Notre Dame, Ind., for its first and only Sunday night outing of the regular season.
Miami (14-12, 6-10 ACC) is scheduled for a 6 p.m. contest against Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion in its second of three straight road games.
The action will be televised live on ACC Network HERE, with Wes Durham and Malcolm Huckaby on the call. Joe Zagacki will have the radio broadcast on 560 The Joe WQAM HERE, while live stats for the game can be found HERE.
The Hurricanes own a 12-11 all-time record versus Notre Dame, including a 5-5 mark on the road and a 5-3 ledger under ninth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga. In the most recent meeting between the two teams, Miami notched a 62-47 home triumph on Feb. 6, 2019, tied for its largest conference triumph of the 2018-19 season.
Miami is coming off an exhilarating 102-95 triple-overtime victory Wednesday night against Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. The Hurricanes trailed in the final 17 seconds of regulation and the first two overtimes, but earned the win in the program’s first 55-minute affair and the first by any ACC teams since Dec. 29, 2010.
Freshman guard Isaiah Wong tallied 27 points and 12 rebounds, while making all 14 of his free throws, and redshirt senior forward Keith Stone joined him in double-double territory with 12 points and a career-best 18 rebounds, the latter a program record in ACC play. Junior guard Chris Lykes (23) and redshirt junior guard Kameron McGusty (21) gave Miami three 20-point scorers for the first time since Jan. 25, 2009. Redshirt junior center Rodney Miller, Jr., added 10 points for the Hurricanes, who made their first 25 free throws and finished 29-of-32 (90.6 percent), good for the third-best clip in an ACC game with 20-plus attempts.
Notre Dame heads into the weekend at 16-10 (7-8 ACC) after winning five of its past seven contests. Senior forward John Mooney leads the team in points (16.2) and rebounds (12.7) per game, the latter by far the top mark in the ACC.
After a recording a 14-19 (3-15) ledger during the 2018-19 campaign, the Fighting Irish were voted seventh in the ACC preseason poll.
The Hurricanes, following their matchup with Notre Dame, have a midweek bye and then travel to McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta to play Georgia Tech Feb. 29 at 8 p.m., live on ACC Network.
The 2019-20 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball season is presented by First National Bank.