|Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 • 7 p.m. ET|
|Coral Gables, Fla. • Watsco Center (7,972)|
|Game Notes: Miami • Notre Dame|
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|Weather: Mostly Clear, 78°F • Visiting Coral Gables|
Sirius / XM / Internet 81
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|Record||14-2 (3-0 ACC)||11-3 (1-1 ACC)|
RV Miami Hurricanes (11-3, 1-1 ACC)
Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga
Record at Miami: 129-60, sixth season
ACC Record at Miami: 55-35
Career Record: 599-394, 33rd season
#20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (14-2, 3-0 ACC)
Head Coach: Mike Brey
Record at Notre Dame: 370-179, 17th season
Career Record: 469-231, 22nd season
Setting the Scene
Date: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
Television: ESPN - Karl Ravech and Dick Vitale
Radio: 560 WQAM - Joe Zagacki
Sirius/XM/Internet - Channel 81
1040 Actualidad - Pepe “Chamby” Campos, Jose Martinez and Daniel Ramirez
90.5 WVUM Student Radio - Harry Kroll and Josh White
Online: Watch ESPN - http://es.pn/2hMrYfD
All-time: Tied 10-10
Since rebirth in 1985-86: 10-10
Last matchup: March 2, 2016. No. 7 Miami won, 68-50 at Notre Dame.
Under Coach Larrañaga: 3-2
Coach L all-time vs. Notre Dame: 3-3
Miami - AP: NR / USA Today: RV / NCAA RPI: 67 / KenPom: 36
Notre Dame - AP: 20 / USA Today: 20 / NCAA RPI: 29 / KenPom: 25
Coral Gables: High 78 / Low 70
Notre Dame, Ind.: High 40 / Low 24
Promotions and Game Events
First 1,000 fans will receive a free shirt courtesy of adidas.
New Student Orientation.
Alumni band will play.
21 Straight Wins at Home
Miami has won 21 straight games at the Watsco Center, with an 8-0 mark this season, added to 13 straight victories in the 2015-16 campaign. UM's last loss
at home was Nov. 27, 2015, when the Canes fell, 78-77, to Northeastern.
In six seasons under Coach L, Miami is 71-20 overall at home, 40-7 in non-conference play at home and 32-13 in ACC action at home. In both 2012-13 and 2015
-16, the Canes had just one loss overall at the Watsco Center.
Larrañaga Approaching 600 Career Victories
Coach Jim Larrañaga is just one win shy of 600 career victories, posting a 599-394 mark in 33 seasons as a head coach. With 600 wins, he will be one of five
ACC coaches with 600 victories, and the other four men are in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Coach L has won 27 games at American International, 170 at Bowling Green, 273 at George Mason and 129 at Miami.
Canes in National Stats
Miami is ranked in the top 100 in 13 NCAA statistical categories as of Jan. 9. The Canes are fourth in fewest fouls, eighth in scoring defense (59.7) and
No. 16 in field goal percentage defense (38.4%). UM is also No. 22 in rebound margin and No. 42 in 3-point field goal defense. A complete list of national
stats is on page eight of the notes.
Miami in ACC Games
Through games as of Jan. 9, five Hurricanes are ranked in ACC stats, including Bruce Brown, Kamari Murphy, Ja'Quan Newton, DJ Vasiljevic and Davon Reed.
Selling Out the Watsco Center
In just his fifth season in Coral Gables, Jim Larrañaga and Miami SOLD OUT the season ticket allotment for all home games last year at the Watsco Center. It
was the first time in Miami athletics history a team sold out their season. And now, the arena is sold out in back-to-back seasons.
For two straight years, fans have bought over 5,500 season tickets, more than doubling the total number of season tickets sold in Larrañaga’s first season
in Coral Gables. When Coach L began his reign in Miami, fans bought 2,251 season tickets for the 2011-12 campaign. After a record-breaking season on the
court in 2012-13, season tickets peaked at 3,674 for 2013-14, prior to this year’s 5,750 mark.
The Matchup Between Miami and Notre Dame
Miami is 10-10 all-time against Notre Dame, including a 3-2 record under Coach L.
The Hurricanes went 2-0 against the Fighting Irish last season, posting a 68-50 win in South Bend on March 2.
Anthony “Amp” Lawrence, Jr., finished with career-highs in points (18), field goals made (5) and 3-pointers made (4) in Miami’s 79-70 win over Notre Dame on
Feb. 3 last season. In that game, Kamari Murphy tied a season high with 11 points.
In 2002, John Salmons finished with 13 assists against Notre Dame. Since the NCAA began recording assists in 1985, that is tied for the second-most for one
game in program history behind Michael Gardner, who had 14 assists against Pitt in 1993.
In the series history, Miami is 7-0 when it holds Notre Dame to less than 60 points.
What's Trending, Individually
Freshman guard Bruce Brown has grabbed at least four rebounds in each of the first 14 games, has eight-or-more in six outings and pulled down double-digit
boards in two contests. He has at least two assists in 11 contests, with five-plus in six outings.
Sophomore Ebuka Izundu has a block in six of the last eight outings and has scored in seven of his last eight games.
Sophomore guard Anthony Lawrence, Jr., has swiped at least one steal in each game but three, and had three-or-more in four outings. He has five-plus
rebounds in five of the last seven outings.
Redshirt senior forward Kamari Murphy has reorded a pair of double-doubles (vs. Wofford, vs. NC State). He has pulled down seven-plus rebounds in every game
but five, and grabbed double-digit boards in five outings.
Junior point guard Ja'Quan Newton has recorded four 20-point games this season. He has scored 11-plus points in every game but two (FAU-8, Syracuse-8).
Newton has three steals in a trio of games and has dished out three-or-more assists in 10 outings. He has made a free throw in every game but one (GW).
Senior guard Davon Reed has scored in double digits 11 times this season, including nine of the last 10 games. He has grabbed five-plus rebounds in six
outings. Reed has hit at least one shot from long range in every game, with multiple threes in 10 contests, led by five against FAU. He has multiple threes
in six straight games.
Freshman DJ Vasiljevic has drained three-or-more shots from 3-point range in five games and has hit a three in all but three outings (Florida, Rutgers,
Throwback Uniforms vs. Notre Dame
In the game against Notre Dame, Miami will wear throwback adidas uniforms replicating those worn in the final three seasons before the team was disbanded
from 1971-1985. These cream-colored uniforms with vertical green stripes were worn by players such as All-American Don Curnutt and 1,000-point scorers
Willie Allen and Rusty Parker.
Reed Named a Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Senior guard Davon Reed was one of 60 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who were selected as candidates for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award,
honoring those players who excel both on and off the court. To be eligible for the Senior CLASS Award, a student-athlete must have notable achievements in
four areas of excellence: Community, classroom, character and competition.
Rookie McClellan Signs with Wizards
In June, former Cane Sheldon McClellan signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Washington Wizards, and on the NBA’s opening day, the NBA rookie
played in his first professional game. The contract of McClellan became fully guaranteed for the Wizards in January, locking in the undrafted rookie for the
rest of the season.
McClellan made his first NBA start on Nov. 12 vs. Chicago, in just his fifth professional game played. Against the Bulls, he scored 15 points in 35 minutes
played. "Mac" is averaging 4.4 points per game and hitting 41.7 percent from the field in his 12.9 minutes per game.
Canes Hoops Players in the NFL
Two former Hurricane basketball student-athletes made moves in the NFL this season. Jimmy Graham played his second season with the Seattle Seahawks and Erik
Swoope played his first season with the Indianapolis Colts after being on the practice squad for two years. Graham, who played one season of football at
Miami, recorded 923 yards and six touchdowns on 65 receptions for the Seahawks this season. Swoope, who never played organized football prior to his NFL
career, tallied 297 yards and one touchdown from 15 receptions in his first season on an active roster in the pros.
Milestones for the Canes
600 Victories - Coach Larrañaga is just one win shy of 600 career victories. With 600 wins, he will be one of five ACC coaches with 600 victories, and the
other four men are in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
1,000 Games - Coach Larrañaga opened the 2016-17 season just 21 shy of 1,000 career games coached. Miami's 21st game of the season is vs. Florida State on
Feb. 1. He has coached 53 games at American International, 314 at Bowling Green, 437 at George Mason and now 187 at Miami.
100 Blocks - With one swat against Syracuse, redshirt senior Kamari Murphy recorded his 100th career block. He had 61 at Oklahoma State before coming to
Miami as a junior.
1,000 Points - Senior Davon Reed has scored 1,042 points in 111 career games at The U.
100 Games - Seniors Kamari Murphy and Davon Reed each played in their 100th career game at North Florida on Nov. 16, 2016. Murphy, a redshirt senior, played in 66 games at Oklahoma State before coming to Miami as a junior. All of Reed's games are at UM.
1,000 Program Wins - The University of Miami men's basketball program has won 1,001 of its 1,730 games.
"Match Marcus" Campaign
Miami Athletics, in partnership with Miami native and the star of CNBC show “The Profit”, Marcus Lemonis, have announced the 'Match Marcus' fundraising
campaign for student-athlete excellence. The 'Match Marcus' campaign challenges the University of Miami community and Canes fans to raise a total of $2
million to support UM student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence. For every donation to the campaign, Lemonis will match half of the total - resulting
in up to a $1 million gift from Lemonis.