No. 11 Miami (25-7, 13-5 ACC) received the No. 3 seed in the South Region, as announced on the CBS Selection Show Sunday evening. The Hurricanes will open play Thursday in Providence, R.I, against 14th-seeded Buffalo (20-14, 10-8 MAC).
The other teams in Miami’s pod are sixth-seeded Arizona (25-8, 12-6 P12) and either Vanderbilt (19-13, 11-7 SEC) or Wichita State (24-8, 16-2 MVC). The Commodores and Shockers are both No. 11 seeds and will meet in the First Four.
The No. 3 seed in the third-highest seed in Miami program history, behind only No. 2 seeds in both 2013 and 1999. This is the eighth all-time NCAA Tournament appearance for the Hurricanes, who have a 6-7 record.
Miami advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second time in its last NCAA Tournament appearance, defeating 15th-seeded Pacific and seventh-seeded Illinois in 2013.
For Larrañaga, a 1971 graduate of Providence College, the Hurricanes’ trip to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center will be a return to his alma mater.
Game times, television channels and announcer pairings will be released at a later time.
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