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MBB Opens ACC Play at Georgia Tech

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 01/04/2013
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Miami at Georgia Tech
Jan. 5, 2013  |  2:30 p.m.
McCamish Pavilion  |  Atlanta, Ga.
TV:  ACC Network (affiliates)  |  ESPN3
Fort Myers-Naples – WXCW - CW - '6' 
Gainesville – WCJB - ABC - TV 20
Jacksonville – WAWS - FOX - FOX 30
Miami-Fort Lauderdale – WBFS - My Network TV - MY 33 
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne – WRBW - My Network TV My 65
Panama City - WMBB-D2 - This TV - This Panama City (13.2)
Tallahassee-Thomasville – WTLH – FOX - FOX 49
Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) – WTOG – CW - CW 44
West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce – WTVX – CW - The CW West Palm

Radio: WQAM 560  
Webcast:  WQAM.com Radio  

Twitter: @CanesHoops | @CanesCoachL
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Series:  Miami leads 9-6
Last Meeting:  March 8, 2012. Miami won, 54-36, in the ACC Tournament.

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The Game
Miami travels to Atlanta for the ACC season opener against Georgia Tech on Jan. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in McCamish Pavilion. 

The Series
Miami is 9-6 all-time against Georgia Tech, with the series dating back to the 1952-53 campaign. The Canes are 5-2 against the Yellow Jackets at home and 4-4 on the road. The last matchup was on March 8, 2012, a 54-36 Hurricanes victory in the ACC Tournament. 

The Broadcasts
Catch the game on the ACC Network with Bob Rathbun and Mike Gminski making the call. Affiliates for the game are listed here: http://bit.ly/TLj8yc. The game will also be carried live by 560 WQAM Radio with Joe Zagacki (play-by-play) and Josh Darrow (analyst).

The Coach
Head coach Jim Larrañaga is in his 29th season as a head coach and second at Miami. He has a 499-350 overall record and is 29-16 in his second season at Miami. 

The Weather
Projected temperatures on game day: Coral Gables - 82/69. Atlanta - 53/38. 

Notes Of The Game
Coach Jim Larrañaga is one victory away from 500 wins. He is 499-350 overall in 29 seasons as a HC. 

Miami’s non-conference strength of schedule is 5 and RPI is 11 (CBS). According to Collegiate Basketball News RPI, the Canes’ non-conference schedule strength was third-worst (345 of 347) in 2009-10, 142 in 2010-11 and 117 last season. 

ACC Leaders Durand Scott and Shane Larkin
Durand Scott leads all retuning ACC players with 1,360 career points, ahead of C.J. Harris (WF - 1,307), Michael Snaer (FSU - 1,266), Erick Green (VT - 1,258), Scott Wood (NC State - 1,176) and Travis McKie (WF - 1,089). Scott is the only current ACC player to have averaged in double figures three times in his career. Scott is also third in points per game among active leaders with 12.6 career ppg. Shane Larkin was fifth overall and tops among freshmen in the ACC in steals a year ago, and was fifth among freshmen in scoring with 7.4 ppg, trailing Ryan Anderson (BC), Dennis Clifford (BC), Nick Faust (MD), and Lonnie Jackson (BC). 

RPI and Strength of Schedule
According to CBSSports.com as of Jan. 4, Miami’s RPI is 10 and strength of schedule is 3. RealtimeRPI.com has UM with an RPI of 15 and SOS of 4. Rivals has the Canes at 10 & 3. Since joining the ACC, Miami’s best non-conference SOS was 112 and RPI was 39, both in in 2007-08.  

Miami in ACC Openers
The Canes are 2-6 in ACC openers since joining the league for the 2004-05 season. UM is 0-5 on the road and 2-1 at home in ACC opening games. Miami has faced Georgia Tech three times in the first ACC game of the year, posting a 2-1 record, 0-1 on the road and 2-0 at home. 
2004-05 at Georgia Tech L, 69-80
2005-06 at NC State L, 69-81
2006-07 Georgia Tech W, 90-82
2007-08 Georgia Tech W, 78-68
2008-09 Clemson L, 72-91
2009-10 at Boston College L, 60-61
2010-11 at Duke L, 63-74
2011-12 at Virginia L, 51-52

UM’s Offensive Output
Four players - Durand Scott, Shane Larkin, Reggie Johnson - are averaging double-digit points this season and one - Trey McKinney Jones - is at 9.9 ppg. When three or more Canes score in double digits, Miami is 9-1. In seven games this year, four or more Hurricanes have scored in double digits. 



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