Jim Larrañaga wins 700th game, Miami surpasses Providence 74-64

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

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

“It’s really not about my wins. 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 after coaching 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 overtook Providence 38-29 and held a 16-4 advantage going into second chances.

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