The University of Miami earned an eight seed and will play ninth-seeded Michigan State University Friday at 9 p.m. on TNT in Tulsa, Okla., in the Midwest regional of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
The appearance is the third under Head Coach Jim Larrañaga, in his six seasons with the Hurricanes. In the first two trips to the NCAA Tournament, Miami played its way into the Sweet 16 in both 2013 and 2016.
This marks the second meeting between the Hurricanes and the Spartans, with Miami leading the all-time series 1-0. The Canes defeated No. 13/14 Michigan State, 67-59, in the ACC-BIG Ten Challenge on Nov. 28, 2012.
The Canes are 8-8 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including a 4-2 mark under Coach L.