MBB Earns No. 10 Seed in 2022 NCAA Tournament
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For the 11th time in program history, the University of Miami men’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament.
Miami (23-10, 14-6 ACC) received the No. 10 seed in the Midwest region, as announced Sunday night on the NCAA Selection Show, live on CBS. The Hurricanes will begin play Friday in Greenville, S.C., against seventh-seeded USC (26-7, 14-6 P12) in the opening round.
The two teams have met twice before, with USC taking both matchups. Miami fell, 92-71, on the road on Dec. 1, 1990, and dropped an 86-66 decision on Dec. 27, 1992, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The other two teams in the Hurricanes’ pod are second-seeded Auburn (27-5, 15-3 SEC) and No. 15-seeded Jacksonville State (21-10, 13-3 ASUN). The winner of the Miami/USC game will face the victor of that affair in the Round of 32.
This is the fifth time in head coach Jim Larrañaga’s 11 years the Hurricanes are in the NCAA Tournament, one shy of the program’s entire total before his arrival. Miami last made the field in 2018, when it garnered a six-seed.
The Hurricanes are 8-10 all-time in NCAA Tournament play, with half their wins coming under Larrañaga’s direction, as he guided the team to the Sweet 16 in both 2013 and 2016. This is the first time Miami is seeded No. 10.
Game times and TV designations for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament will be announced at a later point.