Miami smothered Pittsburgh when it mattered in a 67-53 victory on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.
The Miami Sports Tribune confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the Bulls accepted an invitation to participate in the 2017 GEICO State Champions Bowl Series event December 23 at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
With that came a much-needed 28-day layoff, giving the weary No. 10 ranked Canes a chance to recuperate physically and refresh mentally before taking on No. 6 Wisconsin Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium.