Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Barclays Center | Brooklyn, N.Y.
No. 9 Seed Miami Hurricanes (20-10, 10-8 ACC)
Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga
Record at Miami: 138-67, sixth season
ACC Record at Miami: 64-42
Career Record: 608-401, 33rd season
No. 8 Seed Syracuse Orange (18-13, 10-8 ACC)
Head Coach: Jim Boeheim
Record at Syracuse: 902-355, 41st season
Career Record: 902-355, 41st season
Miami in the ACC Tournament
Titles: 1, 2013
All-Time Record: 13-11
Coach L Record: 7-4
Record as #9 Seed: 1-2
Record vs. #8 Seed: 2-1
Record vs. Syracuse: 0-0
TV: ESPN - Karl Ravech, LaPhonzo Ellis and Allison Williams
ACC Network - Tim Brando, Mike Gminski and Jason Capel
Radio: 560 WQAM - Joe Zagacki
Internet: Watch ESPN - http://es.pn/2kRJkOA
Polls (as of 3/4)
Miami - AP: 25 / USA Today: 25 / RPI: 38 / KenPom: 31 / Warren Nolan: 40
Syracuse - AP: NR / USA Today: NR / RPI: 80 / KenPom: 45 / Warren Nolan: 81
2016-17 Team Highlights
Miami defeated three ranked teams this season, downing No. 9/6 North Carolina, No. 10/11 Duke in Coral Gables, and No. 18/19 Virginia on the road.
This is the third-straight year and the fifth time in Coach L’s six seasons that the Canes have defeated two top 15 teams.
After receiving votes in at least one poll each of the first 16 weeks, Miami entered the national rankings for the first time in the 2016-17 season at No. 25 in both the AP and USA TODAY Coaches Poll on Feb. 27.
Jim Larrañaga has posted five 20-win seasons in his first six years at UM and the Canes have won seven or more ACC games each season under Coach L.
Senior Davon Reed is the recipient of the ACC's 2017 Skip Prosser Award, presented annually to the top scholar-athlete in ACC men’s basketball. Reed will graduate in May with a degree in sports administration and double minors in communications and marketing.