Miami basketball versus UConn Final 4: Game info, odds, live stream, TV

Mar 31, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 31, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

The day has come. The Miami basketball team will make its first Final Four appearance on Saturday night versus Connecticut. Connecticut and Miami have had incredible runs to get to the Final Four. The Huskies won their four West Regional games by an average of 22.5 points versus four elite coaches.

Connecticut defeated Rick Pitino and Iona in the first round St. Mary’s and Randy Bennett in the second round, Eric Musselman and Arkansas in the second round and Mark Few and Gonzaga in the West Regional final. The Miami basketball team averaged 87.3 points per game in their wins over Indiana, Houston and Texas.

Miami has four starters averaging between 13.3 and 16.2 points per game which is difficult to defend. Wooga Poplar has added to the depth of the Miami offense averaging 12.0 PPG during the NCAA Tournament. Adama Sonogo averages 17.3 PPG and Jordan Hawkins 16.3 as the only two UCon players averaging double figures.

Miami has to neutralize the size of UConn. The Hurricanes were able to do that easily versus 6’9 Indiana first-team All-American Trayce Jackson-Davis. Jackson-Davis played well but Miami earned an 85-69 win in the second round. Sanogo is 6’9″ and 245 lbs. UConn brings 7′ 2″ 265 pound Donovan Klingan off the bench.

Miami Basketball versus Connecticut National Semifinal

"GAME 37 | APRIL 1, 2023 • 8:49 P.M. ET • HOUSTON, TEXAS #16/15 [5] Miami Hurricanes (29-7, 15-5 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971) Record at UM: 255-148 (12th season), Career Record: 725-482 (39th season)#10/12 [4] Connecticut Huskies (29-8, 13-7 BE)Head Coach: Dan Hurley (Seton Hall, 1996) Record at CT: 102-55 (fifth season), Career Record: 253-160 (13th season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 8-17 (8-16 since rebirth) | Home: 6-5 | Away: 2-10 | Neutral: 0-2 | Coach L: 1-1 (0-1 at UM) Streak: Lost 3 | Last Meeting: 80-55 neutral-site loss (Nov. 24, 2019) | First Meeting: 74-70 home loss (Dec. 27, 1956)BROADCAST INFORMATIONCBS • Play-by-Play: Jim Nantz • Color: Grant Hill • Color: Bill Raftery • Reporter: Tracy Wolfson | Fubo TV| Watch March Madness| Westwood One • Kevin Kugler • Jim Jackson • Clark Kellogg • Andy Katz | | Sirius XM 84|FM 104.3 WSFS • Joe Zagacki | The Varsity Network FM 90.5 WVUM • Andrew Klein • Nick MarinoCourtesy Miami Hurricanes"

Miami enters the Final Four as an underdog for the fourth straight game. The Hurricanes have covered the point spread in all five NCAA Tournament games as has Connecticut. The Huskies have been favored in all five of their NCAA Tournament games. Miami has obliterated the point spread in its last two games.

Miami beat Houston 89-75 as a 7.5-point underdog and won 88-81 over Texas with the Longhorns as a 4.5-point favorite. Connecticut and Miami are nearly identical versus the point spread this season. Miami is 22-14 versus the point season this year and UConn is 25-11-1.

Miami versus Connecticut NCAA Tournament Final 4 Fan Duel Odds

Spread: Miami +5.5 Connecticut -5.5 (-118) Total 149.5 Over (-105) Under (-115) Moneyline Miami +202 Texas -255

Connecticut is making its sixth Final Four appearance. The Huskies won the national championship in 1999, 2004, 2011 and 2014. UConn’s only Final Four appearance without a national championship occured in 2009. Miami will have an advantage on the sidelines with Jim Larranaga in his second Final Four.

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Connecticut head coach Danny Hurley is making his first Final Four appearance. Jim Calhoun led UConn to its first four Final Four appearance. Former UConn player Kevin Ollie led the Huskies to the 2011 national championship. All but three of the 25 meetings between Miami and UConn occured as Big East Rivals.