Miami basketball hosts Georgia Tech with roster decisions made: Game info

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 05: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 05: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami basketball team hosts Georgia Tech on Saturday with the announcements this week that freshman wing Earl Timberlake is out for the season and senior guard Chris Lykes is unlikely to return. Miami has dealt with significant absences throughout its roster for the third straight season.

Lykes has missed all but the first two games of the season after suffering a severely sprained ankle. Timberlake has played in only seven games this season and is out for the rest of the year with an injured shoulder. Miami has played most of the 2020-21 season with seven scholarship players at the most.

Sophomore guard Isaiah Wong has been a bright spot for Miami during a 7-12 season. Wong is averaging 17.4 points per game, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Miami enters Saturday’s game with a two-game losing streak and losses in six of their last seven. The Hurricanes are 3-11 in the ACC.

Miami has four ACC losses and five overall by four points or less. The Hurricanes are coming off of a 71-61 loss to Notre Dame that the Fighting Irish pulled away over the final seven minutes. Notre Dame swept the season series with Miami. Georgia Tech travels to Coral Gables hoping to make a late-season push for the NCAA Tournament.

"GAME 20 | FEB. 20, 2021 • 12 P.M. ET • CORAL GABLES, FLA.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-8, 6-6 ACC)Head Coach: Josh Pastner (Arizona, 1997)Record at GT: 242-148 (fifth season), Career Record: 75-75 (12th season)Miami Hurricanes (7-12, 3-11 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 197-125 (10th season), Career Record: 667-459 (37th season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 14-10 (13-9 since rebirth) | Home: 7-4 | Away: 6-6 | Neutral: 1-0 | Coach L: 7-5 (7-4 at UM)Streak: Lost 1 | Last Meeting: 63-57 road loss (Feb. 29, 2020) | First Meeting: 82-60 home win (Jan. 3, 1953)Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Georgia Tech is currently 6-6 in the ACC with two weeks remaining in the regular season. The ACC Tournament is March 9-13 in Greensboro. Miami is locked into having to play in the opening round of the ACC Tournament. The Hurricanes have often been competitive this season but unable to close with a short roster.

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Saturday is another game the Miami basketball team is not on national television. The Hurricanes will appear on Fox Sports Sun in South Florida and other regional sports networks. Appearing on ESPN or the ACC Network helps the Hurricanes basketball program get more exposure. Miami next hosts FSU at 8:30 on Wednesday.