The Miami Hurricanes continued their impressive start to the season with an explosive win yesterday Vs overwhelmed Mississippi State in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
They now face #16 Utah in the semifinals, 7 PM tonight (ESPNU).
The Utes took care of business Vs Texas Tech, led by Lorenzo Bonam's 20 points.
Keep an eye on Utah big man Jakob Poetl, an Australian native, who is projected to go very high in next year's NBA Draft.
Tonye Jekiri will need to be at his best tonight when the two teams square off.
Game Notes Courtesy UM:
Game Day: Miami vs. Utah - Nov. 20
Miami moves on in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Friday, Nov. 20, facing off against No. 16 Utah at 7 p.m. ET. The Canes will play either Temple or No. 22/20 Butler in Sunday’sfinal round.
Catch the game on ESPNU with Rich Hollenberg and LaPhonso Ellis making the call. Also check out the game on 560 WQAM Radio with Joe Zagacki, the Voice of the Hurricanes.
Head coach Jim Larrañaga has a 564-383 overall record in his 32nd season as a head coach. He is 94-49 in his fifth season at the University of Miami, with a 41-29 mark in ACC play.
The Polls (as of Nov. 19)
AP: Miami - RV (37), Utah - 16 USA TODAY: Miami - RV (2), Utah - 16
KenPom.com: Miami - 16, Utah - 19 NCAA RPI: Miami - TBA, Utah - TBA
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