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Hurricanes to face 'Elite' opponents Florida State, Duke in 2018-19 season

ACC announces opponents for upcoming season

Florida State center Christ Koumadje is swarmed by four Miami players in the first half of an 80-74 loss to the Hurricanes at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida, Jan. 7, 2018.
Florida State center Christ Koumadje is swarmed by four Miami players in the first half of an 80-74 loss to the Hurricanes at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida, Jan. 7, 2018. (Jeff Romance)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes will play some elite teams in Atlantic Coast Conference competition next season.

Miami's 18-game ACC schedule features home-and-home meetings against rival Florida State and a trip to Duke -- two teams that advanced to the "Elite Eight" in this year's NCAA tournament.

The ACC on Tuesday announced the teams each of its 15 schools will face during the 2018-19 season. Dates will be announced later this year.

Miami will welcome Clemson, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh to the Watsco Center.

The Hurricanes will have a challenging road schedule with games against Boston College, Duke, Louisville, Syracuse and Virginia. Each of those teams made the postseason, with Boston College being the only opponent that settled for a National Invitational Tournament berth.

In addition to the Seminoles, Miami will also play home and away games against North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Miami was 22-10 last season, finishing tied for third place in the ACC with an 11-7 regular-season record.

Miami's 2018-19 ACC Opponents
Home/Road: Florida State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Wake Forest
Home: Clemson, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, NC State, Pittsburgh
Road: Boston College, Duke, Louisville, Syracuse, Virginia