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Men’s Hoops to Play at No. 13/12 Miami on Sunday

Tom Lacey
Nov. 11, 2017

Game Information
Navy (1-0) at No. 13/12 Miami (1-0)
Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 4:00 PM (ET)
Coral Gables, Fla. | Watsco Center (7,972)
TV/Live Video: ESPN3.com and Watch ESPN app
Navy Radio: 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV, 1500 AM WFED
Navy Game Notes | Miami Game Notes | Live Statistics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Coming off of its season-opening 71-62 win over Pitt in the Veterans Classic on Friday, the Navy men’s basketball team will have a short turnaround in playing at No. 13/12 Miami on Sunday in Watsco Center at 4:00 PM. The Navy-Miami gave will have live video on ESPN3.com.

Pete Medhurst will have the Navy radio network call on 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV in Annapolis and on 1500 AM WFED in Washington, D.C. The Miami radio feed will air on SiriusXM 84.

Midshipmen Storylines
• Navy defeated Pitt, 71-62, in the Veterans Classic on Friday evening.
• Senior guard Bryce Dulin scored a team-high 18 points with eight rebounds. Dulin made three 3-pointers.
• Senior guard Shawn Anderson added 15 points with a career-high nine rebounds and five assists.
• Junior point guard Hasan Abdullah scored eight points with five assists, and senior forward Tom Lacey scored eight points with eight rebounds.
• Junior forward Mo Lewis scored six points with four rebounds in his first career game in Navy’s playing rotation.
• Freshman guard Cam Davis knocked down two jumpers for four points in his career debut.
• Senior guard Nourse Fox dished out four assists in 14 minutes.
• Junior forward George Kiernan, Navy’s top scorer off the bench last season, scored six points in just eight minutes as he dealt with foul trouble.
• Navy led 39-38 at halftime and then opened the second half on a 13-1 run.
• Pitt cut Navy’s lead to five late in the game, but the Mids went 5-of-6 at the free throw line in the last 81 seconds to seal the win.
• Navy outrebounded Pitt, 39-30.
• The Mids had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio, handing out 20 helpers and turning the ball over 16 times.
• Navy made eight 3-pointers in the win over Pitt.
• It was Navy’s first win over an ACC team since beating Wake Forest 46 years ago in 1971.
• Navy improved to 14-8 all-time against Pitt.
• Navy won its season opener for the first time since the 2012-13 season.
• Navy advanced to the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals last year for the first time since 2001.
• Navy was picked third in the Patriot League Preseason Poll and senior Shawn Anderson was named to the Preseason All-Patriot League Team.
• Navy is opening the season against two straight ACC opponents in Pittsburgh and Miami. It will be the first time that Navy has played two ACC opponents in the same year since 1997-98 (20 years ago) when the Mids opened the season at Wake Forest and closed the season against North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament.
• Head coach Ed DeChellis is in his seventh season at Navy.

 

 

Miami Storylines
• Miami opened the 2017-18 season with a 77-45 win over Gardner-Webb on Friday evening.
• Sophomore guard Bruce Brown recorded his second career triple-double and five players scored in double figures for the Hurricanes.
• Miami ran away with the game after leading by just four points at halftime. Miami outscored the visitors 50-22 in the second half.
• Brown’s triple-double consisted of 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
• Dewan Huell and Ebuka Izundu each scored 14 points, while Ja’Quan Newton added 13.
• Lonnie Walker added 10 points off the bench.
• Miami is ranked 12th in the USA Today Coaches Preseason Top 25 and 13th in the Associated Press Preseason Poll.
• The Hurricanes made a second straight NCAA Tournament appearance last season.
• Miami was a No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament last year and fell to No. 9 Michigan State, 78-58.
• Miami was 21-12 overall and 10-8 in the ACC last season.
• Head coach Jim Larranaga enters his seventh season at Miami. He led George Mason to the Final Four in 2006.
• Brown was named to the Preseason All-ACC Second Team and Miami is was voted to finish fourth in the ACC Preseason Poll.
• 5-foot-7 freshman guard Chris Lykes and Navy’s 6-foot-9 freshman center Jack Lawrence were high school teammates at Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.).

Series History vs. Miami
• Navy and Miami will be playing for just the second time in series history.
• Navy defeated Miami, 78-62, on Feb. 7, 1987 in the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Md.
• David Robinson, then a senior, led Navy with 25 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots.
• The game came in Miami’s second season after reinstating the program that was dormant for the previous 15 seasons.

Looking Ahead: Mids Head to the Palestra to Play Penn Wednesday
• Navy will continue its busy season-opening stretch by playing at Penn in the historic Palestra on Wednesday.
• Navy is opening the season with four games in four states (Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island) in a nine-day span.
• Navy will play at Bryant on Saturday to cap off the busy stretch of games.

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