The University of Miami men’s basketball team, coming off its historic Final Four run, will begin the 2023-24 season with several notable non-conference games.
Coach Jim Larrañaga announced Thursday the team’s non-conference schedule and it includes a visit to Lexington, Kentucky, to take on eight-time NCAA champion Kentucky in the first-ever ACC-SEC Challenge on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
The Hurricanes will also play back-to-back home games against in-state rivals. Miami will first play UCF on Nov. 10 in its inaugural year as a Big 12 member. Three days later, the Canes host FIU in the first meeting of the two crosstown rivals since December 2008.
Miami will play 11 non-conference games between Nov. 6 and Dec. 29. Seven of those 11 will be in Coral Gables. Among the highlights is a trip to the Bahamas for the Baha Mar Baha Hoops Championships Nov. 17 to 19. Miami plays Georgia in the first round at 3:30 p.m. and then meets either Kansas State or Providence in the second round at either noon or 2:30 p.m.
“We are very much looking forward to getting back on the court in front of our amazing fans who cheered us on to the most successful season in program history last year,” Larrañaga said. “Our quality non-conference schedule, which includes five games against high-major teams, will make us better and help us prepare for ACC action. In addition to playing seven games right here at the Watsco Center, we are excited our players will have the chance to compete at Baha Mar, Rupp Arena and the Barclays Center.”
Miami opens 2023-24 with an Oct. 29 exhibition matchup versus TCNJ at the Watsco Center. Eight days later, Nov. 6, the Hurricanes begin the regular season against another New Jersey school, NJIT.
Following a Dec. 6 home game against LIU, Miami travels for a Dec. 10 outing against Colorado in the NABC Brooklyn Showcase, set for 2 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Larrañaga’s team concludes non-conference play with a trio of home games, the first Dec. 16 against La Salle.
Miami was 29-7 last season and 15-5 in the ACC. The Hurricanes were regular season conference co-champions before reaching the Final Four.
2023-24 MIAMI NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Oct. 29: TCNJ (exhibition)
Nov. 6: NJIT
Nov. 10: UCF
Nov. 13: FIU
Nov. 17: vs. Georgia (Baha Mar Bahamas Hoops Championship – Nassau, Bahamas)
Nov. 19: vs. Kansas State/Providence (Baha Mar Bahamas Hoops Championship – Nassau, Bahamas)
Nov. 28: at Kentucky (ACC/SEC Challenge)
Dec. 6: LIU
Dec. 10: vs. Colorado (NABC Brooklyn Showcase – Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Dec. 16: La Salle
Dec. 21: Stonehill
Dec. 29: North Florida