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2016–17 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represented the University of Miami during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hurricanes were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They were led by sixth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga and played their home games at the Watsco Center on the university's campus in Coral Gables, Florida. They finished the season 21–12, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for seventh place. They defeated Syracuse in the second round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to North Carolina. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 9 seed in the Midwest region. There they lost in the First Round to Michigan State.

2016–17 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2016–17 record21–12 (10–8 ACC)
Head coachJim Larrañaga (6th season)
Assistant coachChris Caputo
Assistant coachJamal Brunt
Assistant coachAdam Fisher
Home arenaWatsco Center
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
#10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
#24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Hurricanes finished the 2015–16 season 27–8, 13–5 in ACC play to finish in a tie for second place. They defeated Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament before losing to Virginia. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Buffalo and Wichita State to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. There they lost to eventual national champion Villanova.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Sheldon McClellan 10 G 6'5" 200 RS Senior Houston, TX Graduated
Angel Rodríguez 13 G 5'11" 185 RS Senior Cupey, Puerto Rico Graduated
Tonye Jekiri 23 C 7'0" 248 Senior Hialeah, FL Graduated
Ivan Uceda 33 F 6'10" 217 Senior Madrid, Spain Graduated
James Palmer Jr. 12 G 6'5" 202 Sophomore Washington, D.C. Transferred to Nebraska

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Michael Gilmore 12 F 6'10" 215 Junior Tallahassee, FL Transferred from VCU. Under NCAA transfer rules, will have to redshirt during 2016–17 season. Will have two years of eligibility remaining.

2016 Recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Bruce Brown, Jr.
#5 SG
Wakefield, MA Vermont Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 18, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Dewan Huell
#7 PF
Miami, FL Miami Norland High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Nov 18, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Rodney Miller, Jr.
#16 C
Laurelton, NY Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Aug 10, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Dejan Vasiljevic
SG
Melbourne, Australia Australian Institute of Sport 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) May 3, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

RosterEdit

2016–17 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Ja’Quan Newton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Jr Philadelphia, PA
G 2 Mike Robinson (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So New Britain, CT
G 3 Anthony Lawrence II 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So St. Petersburg, FL
G 4 Dejan Vasiljevic 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr Melbourne, Australia
G 5 Davon Reed 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Ewing, NJ
G 11 Bruce Brown, Jr. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Boston, MA
F 12 Michael Gilmore (I)   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Tallahassee, FL
C 14 Rodney Miller, Jr. 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 258 lb (117 kg) Fr Laurelton, NY
C 15 Ebuka Izundu 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 231 lb (105 kg) So Charlotte, NC
F 20 Dewan Huell 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Miami, FL
F 21 Kamari Murphy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Sr Brooklyn, NY
F 32 Sam Waardenburg 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Henderson, New Zealand
F 35 Chris Stowell (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Jr Exeter, NH
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 2, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Barry W 73–62 
 21  Reed   7  Tied   4  Tied  Watsco Center (6,542)
Coral Gables, FL
Non-conference Regular Season
Nov 11, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Western Carolina W 92–43  1–0
 14  Izundu   8  Tied   5  Brown, Jr.  Watsco Center (7,142)
Coral Gables, FL
Nov 16, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at North Florida W 94–56  2–0
 17  Reed   9  Murphy   7  Newton  UNF Arena (3,148)
Jacksonville, FL
Nov 19, 2016*
4:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Penn W 74–62  3–0
 18  Newton   8  Murphy   3  Newton  Watsco Center (6,753)
Coral Gables, FL
Nov 24, 2016*
2:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Stanford
AdvoCare Invitational First Round
W 67–53  4–0
 20  Newton   7  Murphy   2  Tied  HP Field House (2,436)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Nov 25, 2016*
11:00 am, ESPN2
vs. No. 21 Iowa State
AdvoCare Invitational Semifinals
L 56–73  4–1
 21  Newton   12  Murphy   3  Newton  HP Field House (1,876)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Nov 27, 2016*
4:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Florida
AdvoCare Invitational 3rd Place
L 56–65  4–2
 15  Tied   10  Murphy   2  Reed  HP Field House (2,305)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Nov 30, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Rutgers
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 73–61  5–2
 18  Reed   9  Brown, Jr.   3  Reed  Watsco Center (7,064)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 3, 2016*
5:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Wofford
HoopHall Miami Invitational
W 74–57  6–2
 15  Newton   10  Murphy   9  Newton  American Airlines Arena (4,885)
Miami, FL
Dec 6, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
South Carolina State W 82–46  7–2
 17  Vasiljevic   11  Brown, Jr.   10  Brown, Jr.  Watsco Center (6,489)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 16, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Florida Atlantic W 76–56  8–2
 21  Reed   10  Tied   6  Tied  Watsco Center (6,857)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 22, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
George Washington W 72–64  9–2
 17  Reed   12  Brown, Jr.   5  Newton  Watsco Center (6,871)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 28, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Columbia W 78–67  10–2
 22  Newton   9  Newton   5  Brown, Jr.  Watsco Center (7,045)
Coral Gables, FL
ACC Regular Season
Dec 31, 2016
4:30 pm, RSN
NC State W 81–63  11–2
(1–0)
 21  Newton   10  Murphy   4  Brown, Jr.  Watsco Center (6,837)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 4, 2017
7:00 pm, RSN
at Syracuse L 55–70  11–3
(1–1)
 18  Vasiljevic   7  Brown, Jr.   7  Newton  Carrier Dome (17,393)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 12, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 20 Notre Dame L 62–67  11–4
(1–2)
 21  Reed   12  Murphy   3  Reed  Watsco Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 14, 2017
12:00 pm, RSN
at Pittsburgh W 72–46  12–4
(2–2)
 18  Reed   8  Murphy   5  Tied  Petersen Events Center (9,714)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 18, 2017
8:00 pm, ACCN
at Wake Forest L 79–96  12–5
(2–3)
 24  Reed   8  Huell   7  Newton  LJVM Coliseum (9,691)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 21, 2017
8:15 pm, ESPN
at No. 18 Duke
ESPN College GameDay
L 58–70  12–6
(2–4)
 19  Reed   15  Murphy   4  Tied  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Jan 25, 2017
9:00 pm, RSN
Boston College W 78–77  13–6
(3–4)
 23  Newton   7  Murphy   4  Tied  Watsco Center (7,139)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 28, 2017
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 9 North Carolina W 77–62  14–6
(4–4)
 30  Brown, Jr.   9  Murphy   5  Brown, Jr.  Watsco Center (7,563)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 1, 2017
8:00 pm, ACCN
No. 15 Florida State L 57–75  14–7
(4–5)
 17  Brown, Jr.   5  Tied   2  Newton  Watsco Center (7,279)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 4, 2017
3:00 pm, ACCN
at NC State W 77–62  15–7
(5–5)
 26  Reed   7  Reed   6  Brown, Jr.  PNC Arena (17,567)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 8, 2017
9:00 pm, RSN
Virginia Tech W 74–68  16–7
(6–5)
 18  Reed   5  Tied   6  Reed  Watsco Center (6,620)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 11, 2017
2:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 4 Louisville L 66–71  16–8
(6–6)
 15  Newton   7  Brown, Jr.   4  Brown, Jr.  KFC Yum! Center (21,427)
Louisville, KY
Feb 15, 2017
8:00 pm, ACCN
Georgia Tech W 70–61  17–8
(7–6)
 21  Reed   8  Murphy   5  Brown, Jr.  Watsco Center (7,111)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 18, 2017
12:00 pm, RSN
Clemson W 71–65  18–8
(8–6)
 15  Murphy   9  Murphy   5  Tied  Watsco Center (6,987)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 20, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 18 Virginia W 54–48 OT 19–8
(9–6)
 14  Brown, Jr.   11  Murphy   5  Lawrence II  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, VA
Feb 25, 2017
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 10 Duke W 55–50  20–8
(10–6)
 25  Brown, Jr.   10  Reed   4  Brown, Jr.  Watsco Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 27, 2017
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 25 at Virginia Tech L 61–66  20–9
(10–7)
 18  Lawrence II   9  Reed   5  Brown, Jr.  Cassell Coliseum (6,962)
Blacksburg, VA
Mar 4, 2017
4:00 pm, ACCN
No. 25 at No. 15 Florida State L 57–66  20–10
(10–8)
 22  Reed   9  Murphy   6  Reed  Donald L. Tucker Center (11,675)
Tallahassee, FL
ACC Tournament
March 8, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN
(9) vs. (8) Syracuse
Second Round
W 62–57  21–10
 14  Reed   9  Murphy   6  Newton  Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, NY
March 9, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN
(9) vs. (1) No. 6 North Carolina
Quarterfinals
L 53–78  21–11
 21  Brown, Jr.   7  Brown, Jr.   3  Reed  Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 17, 2017*
9:20 pm, TBS
(8 MW) vs. (9 MW) Michigan State
First round
L 58–78  21–12
 16  Newton   3  Tied   4  Brown, Jr.  BOK Center (14,715)
Tulsa, OK
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP RV RV RV NR NR RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 25 RV NR Not released 
Coaches RV RV RV RV NR RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV NR NR

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit