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No. 16 Hurricanes Basketball vs. Syracuse

Watch live updates and discuss Monday’s (7:00 p.m. ACCN) game between the No. 16 Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange at the Watsco Center.

WHAT’S AT Stake?

Miami (14-3, 5-2 ACC, No. 39 Kenpom) lost an 83-81 overtime loss at NC State on Saturday and will play its third game in six days. … The Hurricanes have lost just once in a row (February 2-5, 2022) in the last two seasons, going 12-1 after losing in games. … Syracuse (12-6, 5-2 ACC, No. 86 Kenpom) has picked up home wins over Virginia Tech and Notre Dame, winning four of their last five and 9-of-11 after a 3-4 start. … Both teams are in a five-team tie for second place and two games behind Clemson in first place. … Miami ranks 11th nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency (117.0) and 121st in defensive efficiency (101.8), and second on offense and third on defense in conference games. … Syccause is 67th nationally on offense (110.4) and 130th on defense (101.9) and third on offense, ninth on defense in ACC games. … Miami has won the last two in the series with Syracuse’s last win coming in 2021. … Jim Larranaga is 4-10 in Miami against Jim Boeheim, whom Larranaga considers a friend and role model.

MIAMI IS PROJECTED START OF FIVE: PG Nijel Pack, SG Isaiah Wong, SG Wooga Pappel, SF Jordan Miller, PF Norchad Omier

SERIES RECORD: Syracuse leads 20-11

LAST MEETING: Miami won 75-72 in Syracuse on March 5, 2022

LINE: Miami-7 according to William Hill Caesars Sportsbook

KENPOM score prediction: Miami 80-72, Miami has a 76% chance of winning


Syracuse: PG Joseph Girard III leads the Orange in scoring (16.7) and the ACC in 3-points (53). Girard was held to seven points in Saturday’s 2-of-9 shooting in the win over Notre Dame after eclipsing the 20-point mark in three of his previous four. Girard is 1-3 against the Hurricanes, averaging 19.8 points per game.

Miami: PG Nijel Pack is Miami’s top 3-point shooter as a career 41 percent shooter, but its numbers are down a bit at 35.6 percent so far. He will likely have a number of opportunities to connect from afar against the Orange and their 2-3 zone, which has allowed conference teams to score 37.1 percent for 13th-best in the league.

Christopher Stock has been reporting on the Miami Hurricanes since 2003 and can be reached by email at [email protected] and on Twitter @InsideTheU

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