)
Advertisement
  1. Sports
  2. /
  3. Florida State Seminoles

Jim Larrañaga wins 700th game, as Miami tops Providence

Larrañaga is in his 39th season, having coached at American International, Bowling Green, George Mason and Miami.
Miami coach Jim Larrañaga is the newest member of college basketball’s 700-win club, reaching the milestone victory against his alma mater.
Miami coach Jim Larrañaga is the newest member of college basketball’s 700-win club, reaching the milestone victory against his alma mater. [ DANIEL A. VARELA | Miami Herald ]
Published Nov. 20

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Miami coach Jim Larrañaga is the newest member of college basketball’s 700-win club, and the milestone victory came against his alma mater.

Norchad Omier had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Miami to a 74-64 victory over Providence in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off on Saturday. It was the first win for Larrañaga over Providence; he had been 0-2 against his alma mater.

“It’s really not about my victories. It’s about my team beating Providence today,” he told ESPN in an on-court interview after the game.

Larrañaga is in his 39th season, having coached at American International, Bowling Green, George Mason and Miami.

Isaiah Wong had 18 points and Nijel Pack added 11 points for the Hurricanes (4-0), who outrebounded Providence 38-29 and held a 16-4 edge in second-chance points.

Bryce Hopkins led Providence (3-1) with 16 points and eight rebounds. Jared Bynum had 14 points and Devin Carter scored 11.

A 3-pointer by Pack gave the Hurricanes a 16-15 lead midway through the first half and they went on to take a 38-26 lead at halftime, at one point holding the Friars scoreless for a four-minute stretch.

Providence got within six points on three occasions in the second half but was ultimately done in by another four-minute scoreless drought. An 8-0 run by Miami sealed it, with five points from Jordan Miller leading the way as the Hurricanes went up 63-49 with 5:48 left.

Miami plays Maryland on Sunday in the tournament final. Maryland topped Saint Louis earlier Saturday.

• • •

Never miss out on the latest with the Bucs, Rays, Lightning, Florida college sports and more. Follow our Tampa Bay Times sports team on Twitter and Facebook.

Advertisement

This site no longer supports your current browser. Please use a modern and up-to-date browser version for the best experience.

Chrome Firefox Safari Edge