But Newton was struggling, and when sophomore standout Bruce Brown Jr. went down with a foot injury last week, he was moved to a bench role. He made the most of it against the Demon Deacons.
Five-star running back Lorenzo Lingard, four-star quarterback Jarren Williams, four-star tight end Brevin Jordan, four-star defensive tackle Nesta Silvera, four-star wide receiver Mark Pope and four-star cornerback Al Blades Jr. highlight the class.
If the trend continues, he could be the first Miami Hurricane ever selected in the top 14, making him the first lottery pick in program history. He would also be the fifth drafted in the first round.
The Miami Hurricanes snapped a two-game skid with an 86-81 win over North Carolina State Jan. 21. Sophomore Bruce Brown led the Canes with 19 points and nine assists.
When it was time for her first official game at the University of Miami, the freshman guard was absent, and it wasn’t because she was nervous. That same day was her grandmother’s funeral.
When any basketball team with a lead, no matter how large, exhales for even a second, everything can change in a hurry. The Miami Hurricanes learned that the hard way.
For the Hurricanes, the loss brings an end to a rollercoaster of a season. Despite winning their first 10 games and reaching a national ranking of No. 2, UM ends 2017 with three-straight losses, all of which came with disappointing offensive performances.