Hey there, Canes fans! For the 3rd year in a row, your Miami Hurricanes are in the NCAA tournament! And we’re here for your home to discuss the action from tip-off to final buzzer.
This afternoon, the #6 seed Miami Hurricanes take on the #11 seed Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in the South Region of the NCAA tournament. Here’s the game info you need:
Tip-off time: 3:10pm (or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the preceding game)
TV: TruTV (National Broadcast) — and here’s the TruTV channel locator, bc I love you
Online Stream: NCAA March Madness Live, NCAA March Madness App
Odds: Opened: Canes -1; as of 1pm: Canes -2; O/U 132.5
Leading up to the game, we’ve had a bunch of great content for you. Here’s the list:
Canes Hoops season recap (for those who are just now tuning in) by David Berry
Loyola-Chicago season recap by Jared Peterman
Game Preview by Jared Peterman
Keys to the Game by Michael Franca
Canes Offensive preview by Evan Hadrick
Canes Hoops’ road to the Final Four by Evan Hadrick
And, here are the Game Notes from Miami Athletics (all 40 pages of them, so I linked it instead of embedding it)
Also, a bit of preview narrative from Miami Athletics:
Miami is averaging 74.2 points per game and allowing 68.0 per game this season. Freshman Lonnie Walker IV leads the team in scoring at 11.5 points per game, while Dewan Huell is right behind at 11.5 per game. Walker also paced the Canes in scoring in ACC play with 13.7 points per game, while Chris Lykes averaged 11.9 points per game in conference action.
Champions of the Missouri Valley Conference, Loyola earned an NCAA berth by defeating Illinois State, 65-49, to capture the MVC Tournament title last Sunday. The Ramblers are one of the hottest teams in the country, winners of 17 of their last 18 contests, including 10 straight. Five players average in double figures, led by Clayton Custer at 13.4 points per game. Loyola averages 72.4 points per game and allows just 62.2 points per contest, which ranks fifth nationally.
- G Marques Townes
- G Clayton Custer (MVC Player of the Year)
- G Ben Richardson (MVC Defensive Player of the Year)
- G/F Donte Ingram
- C Cameron Krutwig (MVC Freshman of the Year)
- G Ja’Quan Newton
- G Chris Lykes
- G Anthony Lawrence II
- G Lonnie Walker IV
- F Dewan Huell
That’s it guys! We’ve worked all year for this moment. Now, discuss the action and enjoy the show!