After finishing the regular season by taking two of three in Tallahassee, the Hurricanes (43-10, 21-7) earned the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament, which begins Tuesday in Durham, N.C.
Miami will face either eighth-seeded Boston College or ninth-seeded Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. Wednesday, fifth-seeded North Carolina State at 7 p.m. Thursday and fourth-seeded Florida State at 3 p.m. Saturday.
That means UM will rest on Friday.
In a pool play format, each team plays the three other teams in its pool. The two teams with the best records play in Saturday’s championship (noon, ESPN2). The winner gets the ACC’s automatic NCAA tournament bid.
All games in pool play will be on regional sports networks and ESPN3.com.
UM, which opened the season ranked No. 6, climbed as high as No. 1 on the strength of a 12-game winning streak that included series victories over No. 4 Louisville, No. 17 Clemson and No. 9 North Carolina. The latter two were sweeps.
While a 2-4 skid late last month dropped the Hurricanes to No. 4, they finished the regular season having won 13 of 15 games, including a nine-game winning streak.
Junior catcher Zack Collins (.381, 11 HR, 51 RBI), a top MLB Draft prospect, and junior right fielder Willie Abreu (.274, 11, 50) have provided most of UM’s pop, while senior shortstop Brandon Lopez (.390), sophomore left fielder Carl Chester (.338, 16 steals) have been statistical standouts.
UM’s pitching has been stellar. Sophomore lefty Michael Mediavilla (10-1, 3.24), junior lefty Danny Garcia (9-3, 3.18) and junior closer Bryan Garcia (2.05, 14 saves) figure to see most of the action in Durham.
Collins and Bryan Garcia were among 43 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, awarded to the top collegiate player.