The first full week of 2019 is here, which means back to work and back to school. Luckily, the action in Miami sports is hot this week to cure your post-holiday blues. The Heat, Panthers and Hurricanes basketball are all in action this week. Let’s take a look at this week in Miami.
The Heat are sitting right at the .500 mark coming into today and kickoff a three game home-stand on Tuesday. They host the Nuggets, Celtics and Grizzlies. Miami is 2-1 in the new year and are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference, but will need to continue playing consistently in the always tight, East. The Heat have yet to play either Boston or Denver, so they will look to strike first in the season series. Miami won the last match-up against Memphis last month, 100-97.
Miami Hurricanes basketball
The Hurricanes Men’s basketball team continues conference play this week, as they travel to Tallahassee on Wednesday to take on in-state rival, the Florida State Seminoles. FSU is currently ranked 13th overall in the nation and has only lost twice this season. FSU won last year’s match-up 103-94 in overtime. The Canes then come home to Vice City to host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Wake Forest is 7-6 so far and are 0-1 in the ACC. Miami won last year’s match-up, 87-81.
The Panthers have a tough week ahead, as they kick-off a five game road trip and play four of those games this week. Their first stop is to Pittsburgh to face-off with the Penguins. The Penguins have won four of their last five games, including a 4-0 shutout of the Jets. The Panthers then go to Edmonton to play the Oilers. Florida won the last match-up earlier this season, 4-1. The Panthers stay in the Great White North, this time to Calgary. The Panthers look to extinguish the Flames who sit atop the Western Conference. Florida then goes to Vancouver to face off with the Sedin brothers and the Canucks. Vancouver looks to take the season series Sunday night.
FAU Owls’ B-ball
The Owls are in action twice this week at the Burrow in Boca. They host 11-4 Old Dominion on Thursday and 3-10 Charlotte Saturday. The Owls have yet to lose a home game this season.
FIU Golden Panthers B-ball
University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame event
The University of Miami is hosting a “Legends Never Die” art show, with paintings from local artist, Beau Bradbury. Canes fans can purchase artwork of their favorite Miami Hurricanes legends with proceeds benefiting the UM Sports Hall of Fame. The event is free to the public. For more info, visit http://www.umsportshalloffame.com