Jan 23, 2013; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Shane Larkin (0) and guard Durand Scott (1) react late in the second half in a game against the Duke Blue Devils at the BankUnited Center. Miami won 90-63. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Hurricanes (M) Basketball: Canes' Host Rival Florida State

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On Wednesday night the No. 25 Miami men’s basketball did something they had never done before – knock off a No. 1 team.  Coming off of a monstrous win against No. 1 Duke, 90-63, the Canes’ will hope to ride their momentum as rival Florida State comes to town.

While Miami (14-3, 5-0 ACC) sits atop the ACC, Florida State (11-7, 3-2 ACC), well, they are nothing to brag about.

The Noles’ are coming off of a three-point win against Clemson, prior to losing two straight games against North Carolina and Virginia.

Senior guard Michael Snaer leads the Noles’ in points per game with 14.5.  Against Clemson, Snaer hit a buzzer-beater three-pointer snapping Florida State’s two-game losing streak.

Florida State will have their work cut out for them as the prepare to face Miami.  The Canes’ welcomed back C Reggie Johnson, who prior to playing against Duke, missed the last eight games due to a fractured thumb.

Canes’ senior G Durand Scott lead Miami with 14.6 points per game.

Miami, who is currently in the midst of a six-game winning streak, is 8-0 at home this season.  Since being ranked No. 25, the Canes’ had not been ranked in the last three years.

For the second consecutive game, the Palm Beach Post has announced that Miami’s game against Florida State is officially sold out.

Where Florida State Ranks:

  • Points Per Game: 111th (70.2)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 253rd (33.1)
  • Assists Per Game: 212th (12.3)
  • Field Goal Percent: 106th (.447)

Where Miami Ranks:

  • Points Per Game: 152nd (68.6)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 109th (36.7)
  • Assists Per Game: 282nd (11.3)
  • Field Goal Percent: 97th (.451)

When: Jan. 27th, 6:00 p.m. ET

Where: BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Fla.

Television: ESPNU

 

 

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