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ACC Tournament GameThread: Miami vs Syracuse

The Canes and the Orange face off in the 2nd round of the 2017 ACC Tournament

Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

After a 20-10 (10-8 ACC) regular season, the Miami Hurricanes are the #9 seed in the ACC Tournament. That seed gave the Canes a 1st round bye ahead of their 2nd round ACC Tournament game.

The Canes will face the 8th seeded Syracuse Orange (18-13, 10-8 ACC) in the postseason opener for both teams.

Before we go any further, here's the time of the game, where/how to watch or listen


Teams: #9 seed Miami Hurricanes (20-10, 10-8 ACC) vs #8 seed Syracuse Orange (18-13, 10-8 ACC)

Day & Time: Wednesday, March 8, 12:00 noon ET

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Streaming: WatchESPN app/

Radio: 560 WQAM (and WQAM online stream)


Miami and Syracuse played once in the ACC Regular Season, with Syracuse emerging with a 70-55 win.

Here's our home-and-home Q&A with our SBNation brothers over at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician ahead of the game:

Here are some game notes from UM Athletics ahead of today's game:

Our SOTU writers Jeremy Fialkow, Max Thoma, and Cam Underwood predicted how this game will play out. And their thoughts are:

Jeremy Fialkow: "Give me the ‘Canes in this one. While the re-insertion of Ja’Quan Newton into Coach L’s starting lineup — post suspension — has seemingly put Miami’s offense into a funk, I’d look for the veteran presence of senior G Davon Reed to lead the way into the third round of play. ‘Canes 71-’Cuse 63"

Max Thoma: "Canes shoot well over the zone and win a nail-biter. Big game for Dejan Vasiljevic"

Cam Underwood: "I wrote this in my Q&A with TNIAAM, but I have Syracuse winning by 5. I think their length and Miami's newfound struggles on offense are the perfect recipe for a 1-and-done ACC Tourney for the Canes."


So now, you're 100% ready for today's ACC tournament opener. Hop in the comments and discuss the game, and vote in the poll for today's outcome.

And, most of all...



Who wins today's game?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Miami wins big
    (1 vote)
  • 87%
    Miami wins close
    (27 votes)
  • 6%
    Syracuse wins close
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Syracuse wins big
    (1 vote)
31 votes total Vote Now