Florida Atlantic at Miami Hurricanes: Live Streaming and Game Info

Dec 6, 2016; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Bruce Brown (left) talks with Miami Hurricanes guard Ja
Dec 6, 2016; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Bruce Brown (left) talks with Miami Hurricanes guard Ja /

The Miami Hurricanes will host the Florida Atlantic Owls in their first game in ten days. Miami enters the game 7-2 and the Owls are 3-5.

The Hurricanes took a ten day hiatus for finals. The enter the game against FAU on a three game winning streak. Miami defeated Rutgers, Wofford and South Carolina State by an average of 21 points per game over their last three.

Miami leads the all-time series 21-1. The Hurricanes and Owls first met in 1993, an 85-53 Miami win. Florida Atlantic’s only victory was a 74-73 overtime win in 2002. The Hurricanes have never lost a game to FAU at home. This is their first meeting in five years. Miami won the last match-up 93-90 in double overtime in the Orange Bowl classic.

This season marks the first time that Miami and FAU will play in football and basketball in the same season. The Hurricanes defeated the Owls 38-10 at Hard Rock Stadium in September.

Setting the Scene
Date: Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.


Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga  Record at Miami: 125-59, sixth season ACC Record at Miami: 54-34 Career Record: 595-393, 33rd season


Head Coach: Michael Curry: Record at FAU: 12-25, second season Career Record: 12-25, second season

Television: ACC Network Extra – Kyle Sielaff, Mike Jarvis II
Radio: 940 AM WINZ- Joe Zagacki
Online: ACC Network Extra

All-time: Miami leads 21-1
Home: 13-0 Away: 5-1
Neutral: 3-0
Last matchup: Dec. 17, 2011. Miami W, 93-90 in 2OT at the Orange Bowl Classic.
Under Coach Larrañaga: 1-0
Coach L all-time vs. FAU: 2-0

Miami – AP: RV; USA Today: RV; KenPom: 26
FAU – AP: NR; USA Today: NR; KenPom: 220

The Hurricanes defeated South Carolina State 82-56 in their last game. Four Hurricanes finished in double figures. They were led by Freshman D.J. Vasiljevic who scored 17 points off the bench. He gives the ‘Canes a huge boost when he is on.

Vasiljevic is averaging 9.1 points per game and shooting 47 percent from three point range in Miami’s wins. He scored five points and shot 1-6 on threes in their two losses. It was important for him to get back on track after struggling in the five games leading up to Miami’s win over the Bulldogs.

Vasiljevic averaged 3.4 PPG and shot 4-13 on three points attempts in wins over Stanford, Rutgers and Wofford and losses to Iowa State and Florida. He has struggled against teams from the Power Conferences. With a short bench and struggling offense, Jim Larranga is going to need Vasiljevic to produce in conference play if the Hurricanes are going to be successful.

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  • Miami’s freshmen have been outstanding. The ‘Canes are also getting a lot of production from Guard Bruce Brown and Forward Dewan Huell. They are both starters.

    Brown is averaging 10.0 PPG, 6.8 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game and 1.4 steals per game. Huell hasn’t been in the starting lineup as long as Brown, but has been nearly as productive. he gives Miami an athletic, skilled big man that can play all three front court spots. Huell is averaging 8.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG and shooting 55.2 percent from the floor.

    Florida Atlantic is coach by 11 year NBA veteran and former Detroit Pistons Coach Michael Curry. Curry has not been able to translate his NBA knowledge to the college game. Curry is 20-50 in his third season in Boca Raton.

    The Owls have a pair of transfers from Big Time Programs. Adonis Filer is in his second season with FAU after transfering from Clemson. Frank Booker is in his first season playing for Florida Atlantic after sitting out last season following a transfer from Oklahoma.

    Filer leads a balanced Owls offense. Four players average in double figures and seven average eight or more. Filer leads the team averaging 11.1 points per game. Four players have scored between 87 and 89 points in the Owls eight games.

    The Owls have struggled this season offensively. They rank 300th or lower in 11 offensive categories. Their balance and defense are what have led to their success. They do have a pair of impressive wins. FAU defeated South Florida at home and won their last game 79-77 in double overtime at Ohio State.

    Five Owls finished in double figures in the victory at Columbus. Filer led the way with 23 points off the bench.

    Likely Starters:

    Florida Atlantic

    G Frank Booker 6’4 Jr 8.5 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 0.6 Ast

    G Nick Rutherford 6’3 So. 11.0 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 6.0 Ast

    F Jailyn Ingram 6’7 So. 11.0 Pts, 5.1 Reb, 1.9 Ast

    F Jeantel Cylla 6’6 So. 8.4 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 0.5 Ast

    C Ronald Delph 7’0 Sr. 10.9 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast


    G Bruce Brown 6’5 Fr. 10.0 Pts, 6.8 Reb, 2.9 Ast

    G Ja’Quan Newton 6’1 Jr. 15.6 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 3.9 Ast

    G Davon Reed 6’6 Sr. 12.7 Pts, 4.8 Reb, 2.2 Ast

    F Kamari Murphy 6’8 Sr. 7.2 Pts, 8.2 Reb, 0.6 Ast

    F Dewan Huell 6’11 Sr. 8.7 Pts, 5.1 Reb, 0.2 Ast

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    The game could be an ugly one. Both teams strengths come on the defensive side of the ball. The Hurricanes are fifth in nation allowing 57.3 points per game, eighth in field goal percentage defense and 23rd in three point field percentage defense. The Owls are in the top 50 in several defensive catogories. They rank 14th in the country in three point field goals allowed.