Miami Hurricanes fans can have epic South Carolina road trip this weekend

Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

South Carolina is the place to be for Miami Hurricanes fans this weekend. The women’s basketball team plays against South Florida in the NCAA Tournament with an 11:30 AM tipoff on Friday in Columbia, South Carolina. In the Men’s basketball NCAA Tournament the Hurricanes will tipoff in Greenville, SC at 3:10 PM.

The Miami baseball team will have first pitch against Clemson at 6 PM ET. Columbia to Greenville is about a 100-minute drive. If The Miami women’s basketball game finishes in the average two-hour time frame that is typical for the sport, the drive from Columbia to Greenville would project an ETA close to tipoff for the Men’s game.

The Men play USC in the first round on Friday afternoon. Greenville to Clemson is about a 40-minute drive. If the Hurricanes and Trojans finish in two hours, that would project to arrive slightly before first pitch for the Hurricanes and Tigers. Friday creates a fun opportunity for diehard Hurricanes fans.

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Appearing on the NCAA Tournament bracket show for the men and women on WQAM, Miami athletic director Dan Radakovich told Hurricanes play-by-play announcer Joe Zagacki he was excited about the possibility of the trio of teams playing in South Carolina before the brackets were released.

Both of the Miami Hurricanes basketball teams will play on Sunday at times to be announced if they win their games on Friday afternoon. The Miami baseball team plays on Saturday at 3 PM and Sunday at one. Depending on if and when the Miami basketball teams play Sunday a double or triple header is possible.

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The opportunity to see all three Miami teams play this weekend on the same day close to 100 miles apart is nearly unprecedented. The trip can also provide a good opportunity for Miami fans to scout the area before the football team plays their second game at Clemson in three seasons this fall.