UCF at Miami basketball banner raising night: Game info, odds, live stream, TV

Nov 6, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports /

After a season-opening 101-60 win over NJIT the Miami basketball team will host Central Florida on Friday night. Miami will raise its first-ever Final Four banner about 20 minutes before tipoff versus UCF. Central Florida defeated FIU 85-62 in its season opener. The Knights finished 19–15 in the 2022-23 season.

The Miami basketball team received great balance in its season opener. Wooga Poplar led the way in the season opener with a career-high 21 points. Nochad Omier scored 20 points with 10 rebounds and four assists. In his Miami debut, Matthew Cleveland scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and four assists.

Jaylin Sellers led Central Florida in their season opener with 23 points. Darius Johnson was the only other Knight in double figures with 15. Four other Knights scored at least seven. Central Florida struggled making just seven of its 24 three-point attempts and 16 – 23 from the free throw line.

Miami was blazing on Monday making 39 of 72 from the floor and 12 of 28 its three-point attempts. The Hurricanes can improve after making 11 of 17 free throw attempts. Nijel Pack struggled from the floor making three of nine attempts, but added five rebounds and nine assists.

Miami Basketball versus Central Florida

Date: Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, Time: 7 p.m. EST, Location: Coral Gables, Fla., Arena: Watsco Center TV: ACC Network Extra: Kyle Sielaff and Jack McClinton: Radio: WQAM 560 Joe Zagacki

#13 Miami (1-0, 0-0 ACC)
Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence ‘71), Record at UM: 256-149, Career Record: 726-483, Record vs. UCF: 3-2

UCF (1-0, 0-0 Big 12)
Head Coach: Johnny Dawkins (Duke ‘86), Record at UCF: 132-87, Career Record: 288-202, Record vs. UM: 2-2

Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com

Miami versus Central Florida Fan Duel Odds

Spread: Miami -9.5 Total 147.5 Moneyline: Miami -465 Central Florida +350

Central Florida and Miami both covered the point spread in their season openers. Expect a high-scoring game on Friday night. The season openers for Central Florida and Miami both eclipsed the over on Monday night. Miami will try to push the pace versus Central Florida. Miami should cover with the total going over versus UCF.

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The last four games between Central Florida and Miami have been decided by an average of 5.5 points. After hosting Central Florida, Miami will host crosstown rival FIU. Miami will play in the Baha Mar Bahamas Hoops Championship on November 17 versus Georgia and either Kansas State or Providence on November 19.