Sixth-year head coach Frank Haith believes his team can reemerge and rebound off their disappointing 7-9 record last season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This year the Canes are predicted to finish 10th in the ACC preseason media poll.
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There will never be another McClinton, the greatest player in UM Baksetball history. He had a will to win and a knack for hitting shots in the clutch. This year will be much more of a team effort than just a one man show.
It’s going to take wins like Saturday afternoon’s 69-58 defeat of Boston College for the University of Miami men’s basketball team to keep its hopes alive for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Under the guidance of senior guard Jack McClinton, the Miami Hurricanes are finally back in the win column after defeating seventh-ranked Wake Forest, 79-52.
As this college basketball year commenced, the Miami Hurricanes had higher expectations than previous seasons, as evidenced by a No. 16 ranking in the Associated Press (AP) poll. Although the Hurricanes are now unranked, there is still plenty of hope and optimism for returning to the NCAA Tournament, very possibly as a high seed.
Junior forward Dwayne Collins scored 18 of his 24 points during the second half and during one span made 12 in a row, while shooting 16 free throws and grabbing nine rebounds to lead the Canes to an 85-69 victory.
Three Hurricanes finished with double-digits in points as Miami (6-2) defeated Florida International (4-6) 76-50 Friday night at the BankUnited Center.
Hurricanes open season with a dominating 96-60 win over Florida Southern.
Hurricanes will look to build on last season’s success and push themselves back into the NCAA Tournament.