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MBB Cracks Top 10 in National Rankings

MBB Cracks Top 10 in National Rankings

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team ascended two spots to No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and remained at No. 11 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, as announced Monday afternoon.

Miami (5-0) cracked the top-10 in the AP poll after going 3-0 last week, highlighted by a Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship title on Sunday. The Hurricanes defeated FIU, 86-80 on Nov. 13 and carried momentum into the Bahamas where they bested two Power 5 opponents in Georgia (79-68) and Kansas State (91-83).

The Hurricanes have appeared in 17 straight AP polls, tying the school record set during the 2015-16 season.

Ninth-ranked Duke, No. 14 North Carolina join and No. 24 Virginia join Miami in the AP Top-25, with Virginia checking in at No. 18 in the Coaches Poll.

The Hurricanes will head to Lexington, Ky., for their first true road contest of the season on Nov. 28, taking on No. 17/16 Kentucky in the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge. Tipoff in Rupp Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN.