Canes keep it competitive, but lose to Wake Forest 62-53.
Professor Antweil assesses how each unit did in 2009
The Lady Canes (13-4, 1-2) were ranked 25th in the Associated Press poll last week. It was the team’s first ranking since February 23rd, 2004.
If the rest of Miami's Atlantic Coast Conference schedule plays out like the home opener, it's sure to be a doozy.
Regardless of the loss on Sunday, Friday’s victory was impressive for several reasons.
Under the helm of head coach Randy Shannon, the motivated No. 12 Canes pummeled Virginia, 52-17, making it a special win for the juniors and seniors.
The most notable signee was Durand Scott, a player ranked fifth in the nation among shooting guards by Scout, eighth by Rivals, and 11th by ESPN.
The Canes won ugly, and that is a huge step in the maturation of this young team. A great team is able to win when they’re not at their best, or even close to it. Until now, the Canes were considered a talented team, but not a great one.
Matt Bosher was named a Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week” last week for his 22, 49 and 51-yard field goals against Clemson.
The No. 18 Miami Hurricanes (6-2, 3-2) showed why they hold up four fingers for the critical fourth quarter as they rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat Wake Forest, 28-27.
The tough loss drops Miami (5-2, 2-2 ACC) ten spots in the Associated Press Poll to No. 18. They no longer control their own fate in the ACC.
Moving forward Miami simply needs to be more consistent and get healthy in a hurry.