Miami basketball tries to end losing streak at NC State: game and broadcast information

MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 08: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 08: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami basketball team hopes to end a three-game losing streak and stretch of five losses in their last six games when they play at North Carolina State on Saturday.

The Miami basketball steam is expected to get a bit healthier on Saturday with the likely return of senior guard Kameron McGusty when the Hurricanes travel to North Carolina State. Miami enters the game against the Wolfpack with a three-game losing streak and losses in five of their last six games.

The Hurricanes have started with four straight losses to begin ACC play for the first time in 10 seasons under head coach Jim Larranaga. Miami could dig itself a nearly impossible hole to get out of to make its first NCAA Tournament since 2018. The Hurricanes play five of its next seven on the road beginning Saturday.

North Carolina State enters the game with Miami 6-2 after losing 74-70 in overtime at Clemson on Tuesday night. Miami lost 66-65 to the Tigers last Saturday. The Wolfpack is led by 6’5 senior guard Devon Daniels who is averaging 16.5 points per game, 5.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

NC State is an exceptional offensive team that ranks 65th nationally averaging 79.6 PPG and in three-point shooting at 37 percent. Daniels is shooting just 29.7 percent on three-point attempts. Three Wolfpack players in the NC State rotation are shooting over 40 percent on threes and making an average of one per game.

"Game Information:GAME 10 | JAN. 9, 2021 • 12 P.M. ET • RALEIGH, N.C.Miami Hurricanes (4-5, 0-4 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 194-118 (10th season), Career Record: 664-452 (37th season)RV NC State Wolfpack (6-2, 2-1 ACC)Head Coach: Kevin Keatts (Marshall, 2011)Record at NCST: 71-38 (fourth season), Career Record: 143-66 (seventh season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 11-15 (11-14 since rebirth) | Home: 5-6 | Away: 4-8 | Neutral: 2-1 | Coach L: 7-9 (7-8 at UM)Streak: Lost 3 | Last Meeting: 83-72 home loss (Feb. 5, 2020) | First Meeting: 46-35 road loss (1939-40)Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

What was expected to be an experienced Miami basketball team in 2020-21, the Hurricanes have become young with injuries. Miami has lost its last three games by a total of five points. Sophomore guard Isaiah Wong has been a bright spot for Miami this season. Wong is averaging 16.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG and 1.8 APG.

Wong is the only Miami regular who has played all nine games this season and is averaging in double figures. First-team All-ACC guard Chris Lykes has missed the last seven games and there has not been any recent news on when he could return. Getting McGusty back on Saturday greatly helps the Miami depth.

"BROADCAST INFORMATIONRSN • Play-by-Play: Tom Weme • Color: Mike Gminski | | FOX Sports Sun | WatchESPNWQAM 560 AM • Joe Zagacki • Danny Rabinowitz |"

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Miami will play the back half of a two-game road trip at Boston College on Tuesday. The Hurricanes return home on January 16 to host Louisville. The injuries Miami has had this season mark their fourth season in a row playing without significant players on the roster. The Miami basketball program has been challenged.