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College World Series - Miami Hurricanes vs Arizona Wildcats: GameThread (8 PM ET, ESPN2)

The CWS is here, and this is how to watch/follow/support the Hurricanes as they being the quest for their 5th National Championship.


Arizona Wildcats (44-21, 15-14 Pac-12)


Miami Hurricanes (50-12, 21-7 ACC)

Time: 8 PM Eastern

Location: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Nebraska

Television: ESPN2

Web Stream: ESPN3

Radio: WQAM

Official Arizona Twitter Feed: @ArizonaBaseball

Official Miami Twitter Feed: @CanesBaseball

Hashtags: #CWS #DriveFor5 #BeatArizona

I'm ready for this game. This 2nd consecutive trip to Omaha has been the goal since the outset of this season. With a steady lineup and elite defense, Miami has the makings of a team that can challenge for the 5th National Championship in school history.

As you prepare for tonight's game, here are some articles to whet your appetite:

Game Preview Q&A: Arizona Desert Swarm

Game Preview Q&A: State of the U

Miami Hurricanes Game Notes: University of Miami Athletics

CWS Bracket A breakdown: Corn Nation

CWS Bracket 1 breakdown: Baseball America

5 things you should know about each CWS team:

Canes Baseball Diamond Notes ($):

Canes pitching staff key to deep CWS run: Miami Herald

Hurricanes hope 2015 CWS experience pays off in 2016 CWS Title: Miami Herald

What a CWS title would mean for each team: Baseball America

Arizona embraces underdog role vs Miami:

CWS bracket:

Miami's Road to Omaha:

Tale of the Tape (entering CWS):

Miami Arizona
Batting Average 0.300 0.292
Runs/game 6.98 6.03
On base % 0.402 0.383
Slugging % 0.432 0.408
ERA 3.60 3.42
BatAvg allowed 0.252 0.236
K / 9 6.71 6.73
K / BB ratio 1.88 to 1 2.33 to 1
Fielding % 0.983 0.976

Probable Starters:

Miami Hurricanes: Michael Mediavilla (11-2, 3.11 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, .228 BA Allowed)

Arizona Wildcats: Nathan Bannister (11-2, 2.71 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, .201 BA Allowed)

Until tonight.

Go Canes!