The Miami basketball team will play its second game of the 2020-21 season when they host Stetson on Friday night.
The Miami basketball team was originally supposed to open the season on November 25 against Stetson. Stetson had to move the game because of a COVID-19 outbreak and the teams will meet on Friday night at the Watsco Center. Miami began the season with a 77-59 victory over North Florida on Sunday night.
Stetson lost 64-61 to Division II Emmanuel College on Monday. The Hatters were led by sophomore guard Rod Perry who scored 26 points and added four rebounds in the season-opening loss. Stetson also has 6’10 center Mahamadou Diawara who had 10 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks against Emmanuel.
Sophomore guard Isaiah Wong led five Miami players in double figures in the season opener with 20 points, seven rebounds and made nine of his 14 shots. Harlond Beverly had the first double-double of his Miami career with 11 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and three steals. If healthy, Miami will have good balance this season.
Miami was able to defeat North Florida without a good game from senior Chris Lykes. Lykes, a first-team preseason All-ACC choice, finished with 11 points on 3-13 from the floor, 2-6 on three-point attempts and four rebounds, five assists and three steals. Matt Cross and Kameron McGusty also finished in double figures with 10 each.
GAME 2 | DEC. 4, 2020 • 8 P.M. ET • CORAL GABLES, FLA.
Stetson Hatters (0-1)
Head Coach: Donnie Jones (Pikeville, 1988)
Record at SU: 16-18 (second season), Career Record: 171-147 (11th season)
Miami Hurricanes (1-0)
Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)
Record at UM: 191-113 (10th season), Career Record: 661-447 (37th season)
Information courtesy of MiamiHurricanes.Com
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Miami leads the all-time series with Stetson 49-33, and 9-0 since the Hurricanes brought their program back in 1988 in the in-state rivalry. This is the first time Miami and Stetson are playing since an 87-79 victory in 2013. The Hurricane went on to win the ACC Regular Season and Tournament titles in 2012-13.
All-Time: 49-33 (9-0 since rebirth) | Home: 30-13 | Away: 19-20 | Neutral: 0-0 | Coach L: 1-0 (1-0 at UM)
Streak: Won 9 | Last Meeting: 87-79 home win (Nov. 9, 2012) | First Meeting: 33-25 home win (Jan. 20, 1928)
Miami will be on the ACC Network for the second straight game. The Hurricanes next play Purdue in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge on ESPN2 on Tuesday night with a 5 PM tipoff. Nearly half of the Miami basketball games in 2020-21 will be broadcast by the ACC Network, ACC Network Extra and regional sports networks.
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After Purdue, Miami hosts Florida Gulf Coast on December 12, opens ACC play against Pittsburgh on December 16 and hosts Jacksonville on December 19. Miami plays its first six games of the 2020-21 season at home. The Hurricanes play their first road game of 2020-21 at Virginia Tech on December 29.