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Menís Hoops Listed in Preseason AP Poll

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 10/26/2012
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team has received eight votes in the Preseason AP Top 25 poll, which was released Friday afternoon. Miami joins four other Atlantic Coast Conference schools in the listing of the country’s top 51 teams.

The Canes are listed on both the AP and USA TODAY preseason polls for the first time since the 2008-09 season, when Miami was ranked 17 and 16, respectively. In 2005-06 Miami was receiving votes in both preseason polls, with 16 from the AP and six in the USA TODAY listing. This season, UM was also listed as No. 24 in the Blue Ribbon Yearbook’s preseason Top 25 poll.

Miami in preseason polls
1964-65 – Honorable Mention AP
1996-97 – RV USA TODAY/ESPN
1998-99 – RV AP / RV USA TODAY/ESPN
1999-00 – 25 AP / 24 USA TODAY/ESPN
2000-01 – RV AP / RV USA TODAY/ESPN
2001-02 – RV USA TODAY/ESPN
2002-03 – RV USA TODAY/ESPN
2005-06 – RV AP / RV USA TODAY/ESPN
2008-09 – 17 AP / 16 USA TODAY/ESPN
2012-13 – RV AP / RV USA TODAY

This season Miami will host three Top 15 teams at the BankUnited Center: No. 14 Michigan State (Nov. 28), No. 8 Duke (Jan. 23) and No. 11 North Carolina (Feb. 9). The Canes will face the following ranked teams on the road: No. 11 North Carolina (Jan. 10), No. 6 NC State (Feb. 2), No. 8 Duke (March 2), and possibly No. 12 Arizona in the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu (Dec. 23).

In 2012-13, Larranaga and his staff will begin their second year at the helm in Coral Gables. Having posted a 20-13 record and an appearance in the NIT (second round) in his first campaign, Larranaga was the first Canes coach to open his UM career with 20 wins. Miami finished the season tied for fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a program-best, and registered Miami’s first winning record in the ACC (9-7).

Miami returns nine scholarship players from the 2011-12 roster. Those nine players accounted for 80 percent of the Canes scoring, and 86 percent of rebounds, 82 percent of assists, 91 percent of blocks, 83 percent of steals, 81 percent of field goals made and 72 percent of three pointers made.

The Canes open the season with a Nov. 2 exhibition contest against St. Leo, then start the regular season Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. against Stetson at the BankUnited Center. 

Season tickets are on sale at CanesTix.com or by calling 305-284-2263. Ticket package options include the FAN-tastic 4-Pack (vs. Michigan State, Florida State, Duke and UNC) and the ACC Weekender Pack. Individual game tickets for non-conference matchups are on sale now and single game tickets for ACC matchups will be on sale in mid-December.

Preseason AP Top 25
1 Indiana (43) 0-0 1,592
2 Louisville (20) 0-0 1,568
3 Kentucky (2) 0-0 1,453
4 Ohio State 0-0 1,292
5 Michigan 0-0 1,290
6 North Carolina State 0-0 1,270
7 Kansas 0-0 1,210
8 Duke 0-0 1,094
9 Syracuse 0-0 1,062
10 Florida 0-0 936
11 North Carolina 0-0 904
12 Arizona 0-0 902
13 UCLA 0-0 840
14 Michigan State 0-0 789
15 Missouri 0-0 664
16 Creighton 0-0 622
17 Memphis 0-0 539
18 UNLV 0-0 488
19 Baylor 0-0 486
20 San Diego State 0-0 463
21 Gonzaga 0-0 384
22 Notre Dame 0-0 297
23 Wisconsin 0-0 285
24 Cincinnati 0-0 120
25 Florida State 0-0 101
Others receiving votes: Murray State 59, Virginia Commonwealth 58, Texas 46, Saint Louis 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph's 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma State 14, Kansas State 12, Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami (FL) 8, Saint Mary's 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, Northern Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Stanford 2, Lehigh 2, Colorado State 1, Oral Roberts 1
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