Miami hoops will host Pitt, Syracuse, Notre Dame

The Miami men’s basketball team will play host to ACC games against Florida State, Duke, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame in the 2013-14 season.

Miami will defend its ACC championship with a revamped roster that will include a completely new starting lineup. But the home ACC schedule is loaded with must-see games.

The Hurricanes will open ACC play at home against Virginia Tech on Dec. 8.

They will also host Florida State on Jan. 15, Duke on Jan. 22, Syracuse on Jan. 25, Pittsburgh on Feb. 5 and Notre Dame on Feb. 8.

The regular-season finale will be a home game against Wake Forest on March 8.

“There is no doubt in my mind that the ACC will be the strongest league in the nation this season and our conference schedule will be the most challenging in our program’s history,” said Coach Jim Larrañaga. “With Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame joining the ACC, we have added quality and depth to an already great basketball conference.”

The rest of Miami’s schedule will be announced at a later date.