The Miami Hurricanes attempted to build momentum on the road at Syracuse after upsetting the No. 16 Louisville Cardinals on Saturday. But not much went right for Jim Larrañaga’s program, however, as his team struggled mightily against Syracuse’s stifling defense.
Hurricanes surprised some across the college basketball landscape with an impressive 78-72 win over the No. 16 Louisville Cardinals, snapping an 18-game losing streak over AP Top 25 ranked opponents.
Collecting their first ACC win on the season, 84-62, Eagles guards Jay Heath and Rich Kelly combined for 52 points to burn Miami (5-6, 1-5 ACC) on the team’s 18 3-point field goals.
“These last three ACC games have been very, very tough to swallow,” said Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga on his team dropping the last three games by a combined five points. “We had our chances—multiple chances to win these games. We just keep coming up a little bit short.”
Sophomore guard Isaiah Wong led the Hurricanes yet again with 13 points while senior guard Elijah Olaniyi and sophomore guard Harlond Beverly combined for 20. Their shared double-digit scoring was not enough to outlast Clemson (8-1, 2-1 ACC), who upset No. 18 Florida State at home on Tuesday evening.
Hurricanes senior guard Endia Banks, who received her first start on the season, paced her team with 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting through 34 minutes of action.
Sophomores Isaiah Wong and Anthony Walker combined for 43 points as the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team won their final non-conference matchup on the season against Jacksonville, 73-64, on Saturday afternoon at the Watsco Center
Sophomore guard Isaiah Wong recorded his second career double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds through 31 minutes of action as the Hurricanes men’s basketball team defeated Stetson 82-60 on Friday night at home.
After what has already marked ten seasons in Coral Gables, Fla., it is almost without a doubt that Hurricanes head coach Jim Larrañaga has achieved success in leading what has historically been a football-dominated school back to prominence at the national level.
Despite the risk of Covid-19 and missing starting guard Mykea Gray due to a season-ending ACL tear, Miami was able to rally off a 16-point victory Wednesday afternoon in Coral Gables.
Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball senior guard Mykea Gray will officially miss the 2020-21 season due to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.