The Savannah State men’s basketball team will welcome the University of Miami-FL to Tiger Arena for the first time when the Tigers and Hurricanes square off on December 19 at 7 p.m.
The contest will be the fourth match-up between the teams and the first meeting since the 2003-04 season. The teams have also met in 1989 and 2002. Miami holds a 3-0 lead in the series.
“It’s always a great opportunity to bring a team to Savannah from one of the big five conferences,” said SSU head men’s basketball coach Horace Broadnax. “Hopefully the fans from Savannah and the surrounding cities will come out to support the Tigers in our quest for an upset.” SSU will travel to Miami for a game next season.
The Tigers are coming off a 19-15 season and earned a berth in the College- Insider.com Tournament.
Miami, who won the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), posted a 29-7 record last year and made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes will be the second ACC team to play SSU in Tiger Arena. The Tigers hosted Georgia Tech during the 2011-12 season. Other major programs that have visited Tiger Arena are UMASS and Georgetown. The game will be a homecoming for Hurricanes senior guard Rion Brown who is from nearby Hinesville, Georgia and played at Liberty County High School.
The full 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule will be released at a later date.