Conference play for the Hurricanes begins in 2016, not 2017.
Miami, which reached the Sweet 16 last year, hosts its first ACC opponent when North Carolina State comes to town on Dec. 31. That game tips at 4:30 p.m., so everyone will be out in time to party.
This is after a non-conference schedule where Miami won’t have to travel much, but looms as super-important for Jim Larranaga to figure out how to utilize his new group of players. Miami two starters (senior swingman Davon Reed and forward Kamari Murphy) and sixth man Ja’Quan Newton, who is taking over at point guard. UM will need greater contributions from sophomore forward Anthony Lawrence Jr. and center Ebuka Izundu. Larranaga will also spend the early part of the year figuring out what he has in transfer shooting guard Rashad Muhammad and five-star freshmen Bruce Brown and Dewan Huell and Australian guard Dejan Vasiljevic.
Miami has a tough stretch in January, hitting the road to face Syracuse to open a run of four road games in five outings. The last of those four roadies is Duke on Jan. 21. Miami’s first national telecast of the year is North Carolina at home Jan. 28. Miami also plays Duke on CBS Feb. 25, five days after visiting Virginia.
The Hurricanes should have a very good idea of their standing by then.
Miami Hurricanes 2016-17 schedule
all home games at BankUnited Center, Coral Gables
Nov. 2 – Div. 2 Barry (exhibition)
Nov. 11 – Western Carolina, TBA, ACC Network Extra #
Nov. 16 – at North Florida, 7 p.m., ESPN3.com
Nov. 19 – Penn, TBA, ACC Network Extra #
Nov. 24 – Stanford, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU *
Nov. 25 – Indiana State, Iowa State, TBA, ESPN2/ESPN3.com *
Nov. 27 – Florida, Gonzaga, Quinnipiac, Seton Hall, TBA, ESPN2/ESPNU *
Nov. 30 – Rutgers, 7 p.m., ESPNU **
Dec. 3 – Wofford, TBA, ESPN3.com ***
Dec. 6 – South Carolina State, TBA, ACC Network Extra #
Dec. 16 – Florida Atlantic, TBA, ACC Network Extra #
Dec. 22 – George Washington, TBA, ACC Network Extra #
Dec. 28 – Columbia, TBA, ACC Network Extra #
Dec. 31 — North Carolina State, 4:30 p.m., RSN +
Jan. 4 — at Syracuse, 7 p.m., RSN +
Jan. 12 — Notre Dame, 7 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
Jan. 14 — at Pittsburgh, noon, RSN +
Jan. 18 — at Wake Forest, 8 p.m., ACC Network
Jan. 21 — at Duke, TBA, ESPN/ESPN2
Jan. 25 — Boston College, 9 p.m., RSN +
Jan. 28 — North Carolina, 1 p.m., CBS
Feb. 1 — Florida State, 8 p.m., ACC Network
Feb. 4 — at North Carolina State, 3 p.m., ACC Network
Feb. 8 — Virginia Tech, 9 p.m., RSN +
Feb. 11 — at Louisville, TBA, ESPN/ESPN2
Feb. 15 — Georgia Tech, 8 p.m., ACC Network
Feb. 18 — Clemson, noon, RSN +
Feb. 20 — at Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPN
Feb. 25 — Duke, 4 p.m., CBS
Feb. 26 — at Virginia Tech, 9 p.m., ESPN2
March 4 — at Florida State, 4 p.m., ACC Network
at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
* at AdvoCare Invitational, HP Field House, Orlando
** (ACC-Big Ten Challenge)
*** Hoophall Miami Invitational, AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami
+ RSN refers to the ACC’s regional sports network, which consists of FOX Sports South; FOX Sports Carolinas; FOX Sports Florida; FOX Sports Sun; FOX Sports Midwest; FOX Sports Indiana; YES Network; NESN; Root Sports Pittsburgh; and CSN Mid-Atlantic.
# All ACC games, with the exception of CBS telecasts, can be seen on desktop, smartphone, tablet and streaming apps like Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, etc., via ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app.