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 Miami (13-3, 2-2 ACC), it was a struggle from both three-point range and the free throw line. UM made just six of its 23 attempts from distance and only 50 percent of its free throws, while also finishing with a season-low five assists compared to eight turnovers.
Bruce Brown Jr. has had big games against AP Top 25 opponents before. Dewan Huell has made scoring look easy all season. But Sunday night belonged to freshman guard Chris Lykes.
Jan. 3 – Miami @ Georgia Tech The Yellow Jackets have been a disappointment so far this young season. Sitting at 6-6, they hold the worst record in the ACC heading into conference play. Last season, they caused issues for a few top-tier teams, riding a stellar defense led by then-junior big man Ben Lammers…
UM’s suffocating defense limited George Washington’s opportunities, specifically in the first half when the Colonials (5-6) only made five field goals and had just 15 points at the break.
The Canes were looking for a spark with the score knotted at 30 coming out of halftime. Walker provided an explosion.
Neither Lonnie Walker IV nor Chris Lykes has let the challenges change his demeanor on or off the court – they remain unfazed by pressure.
The Miami Hurricanes continue to flip the switch in the second half. Led by a career-high 23 points from forward Dewan Huell, No. 10 UM shot 51 percent from the field and hit 10 three-pointers to beat No. 12 Minnesota 86-81 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night in Williams Arena.
Bruce Brown has struggled a bit to start this season, hitting just 37 percent of his shots in Miami’s first four games. Against North Florida Nov. 25, Brown seemed like his old self again.
The game at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania, was bigger than basketball on Wednesday night. The star of the night only finished with five points, but the 6,735 fans filling the arena roared just like they did when he brought the city a state title eight months ago.