Florida, Miami officially announce a home-and-home series

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It’s official. Florida and Miami will once again meet up on the hardwood, agreeing to a home-and-home series beginning this season, the schools announced on Tuesday.

The two sides have been in discussion about renewing the in-state matchup since late May.

The first game will be played Nov. 17 at the O’Dome in Gainesville. The annual contest will shift to Coral Gables for the 2015-2016 season. The last time the Gators and Hurricanes met was in 2009 during the second round of the postseason NIT. Florida went on to win 74-60. The Gators also won the last regular season game, with a 77-67 win over Miami in December 2005.

The Nov. 17 matchup should be a solid early-season showdown between Florida, fresh off its Final Four appearance, hosting a Miami team that is looking to bounce back from a down 2013-2014 season.

Despite losing four starters, Florida should be a top-15 team to start the season with Kasey Hill, Chris Walker, Michael Frazier II, Dorian Finney-Smith. Miami revamps its back court around transfers Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan.

Florida hold a 45-22 advantage over Miami.

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Georgetown center Bradley Hayes out indefinitely with broken hand

Georgetown center Bradley Hayes (42) is greeted by John Thompson Jr., right, father of Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, after an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Washington. Georgetown won 79-72. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Georgetown announced on Saturday that senior center Bradley Hayes will be out indefinitely after breaking his left hand in practice on Thursday.

“It is a blow to our team, but I’m very disappointed for Bradley because of the heard work he has put in over the last four years to put himself in a position to have a good senior year,” Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said in a release. “He had successful surgery today and we expect him to fully recover but we’re not sure when he’ll return.”

The 7-foot-0 native of Jacksonville was putting together a very solid senior season before the injury. Hayes averaged 21.4 minutes per contest in which he put up 8.5 points and grabbed 6.6 rebounds per game. After playing sparringly during his first three seasons at Georgetown, Hayes has become a key interior piece for the Hoyas this season.

Without Hayes in the lineup, freshman Jessie Govan will get more minutes and have a chance to be the go-to post player in the Georgetown rotation.