CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami men's basketball coach Jim Larrañaga and guards Bruce Brown and Ja'Quan Newton spoke with local media prior to Thursday's ACC matchup with No. 20 Notre Dame.
Setting the Scene
Date: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
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
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
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.
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.
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