Everyone knows what it means when Duke comes to town.
Full arena, lots of passion, and a helluva game.
Coach L and Miami have had plenty of recent success Vs the Devils over the past few seasons.
But given the talent of Coach K's young squad they can not rest on their laurels.
This should be a very entertaining game (7PM EST ESPN).
Come on by Miami fans and leave plenty of comments below (unless you are at the BUC, in which case scream your lungs out).
Game Info (Courtesy UM):
No. 15/14 Miami hosts No. 20/12 Duke at the BankUnited Center Monday at 7 p.m.
Catch the game on ESPN Big Monday with Sean McDonough and Dick Vitale on 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 576-386 overall record in his 32nd season as a head coach. He is 106-52 in his fifth season at the University of Miami, with a 45-31 mark in ACC play.
The Polls (as of Jan. 21)
AP: Miami -15, Duke - 20
USA TODAY: Miami - 14, Duke - 12
KenPom.com: Miami - 12, Duke - 19
NCAA RPI: Miami -17, Duke - 31
Game day temperatures: Coral Gables - 73/66; Durham, N.C. - 48/33.
Miami is 5-17 in the all-time series against Duke, which dates back to the 1962-63 season. The Canes are 3-7 at home against the Blue Devils, 2-8 on the road and 0-2 at neutral sites. Under Coach L, Miami is 3-2 against Duke, 1-1 at home and 2-1 on the road. Miami won the last matchup with Duke, defeating the Blue Devils, 90-74, on Jan. 13, 2015 at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Since Coach L’s arrival at Miami in 2011-12 ...
* Miami is one of two teams in the country to beat Duke three-or-more times (Notre Dame four times).
* Duke has five losses by 16-plus - two of them are to Miami.
* Duke is 2-5 when allowing its opponent to score 90 points. Miami has two of those victories: 90-63 on Jan. 23, 2013 at Miami, and 90-74 on Jan. 13, 2015 at Duke.
* Miami (3) and Notre Dame (4) are the only ACC schools with three-or-more wins over Duke and one of seven ACC schools with multiple wins over the Blue Devils.
* Miami (3-2) and Notre Dame (4-1) are the only ACC schools with a winning record over Duke after playing multiple games.
The Series between Miami and Duke
Since the arrival of Jim Larrañaga at Miami, the Hurricanes have posted a 3-2 mark against Duke, earning three of UM’s five all-time wins against the Blue Devils.
Miami has outscored Duke 380-357 in those five games. The Canes have made 46.1 percent (135-293) of their shots while the Blue Devils have hit only 40.4 percent (127-314). From distance, Miami is 34-93 (36.6%) and Duke is 38-123 (30.9%). The Canes have out-rebounded Duke 196-194 and scored more points in the paint (164-152).
In wins over Duke, Miami averages 86.0 points per game, while in losses, the Canes average 61.0 points per game. A complete listing of Miami-Duke stats are on page 6 of the notes.
Miami vs. Duke in the Larrañaga Era
Miami has posted a 7-5 combined record against Duke (3-2) and North Carolina (4-3). In the four years prior to Coach L, the Canes were 1-12 against Duke (1-6) and North Carolina (0-6).
Miami has the most lopsided win of any ACC team over Duke (27 points) and second-most lopsided wins over Boston College (27 points), North Carolina (26 points) and Florida State (24 points).
Miami has won eight ACC games by 20 or more points: Boston College (27, 22, 22 and 21), Duke (27), North Carolina (26), Florida State (24) and Virginia Tech (24).
McClellan One of Top Shooting Guards in the Nation, Top in ACC
Senior guard Sheldon McClellan has posted the eighth-best shooting percentage (52.0%) in the country among guards, and has the top shooting percentage among guards in the ACC, according to stats on NCAA.org on Jan. 23. McClellan’s 2-point shooting percentage is 59.6 percent this season.
McClellan is currently on three national player of the year early-season watch lists: Naismith Trophy Men’s College Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy for Men’s National Player of the Year and Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award.