Saturday and Sunday inside Doak Field at Dail Park represented two gritty wins for a Miami team that appeared to have lost a significant amount of momentum after what had transpired in both the series loss to Virginia Tech and the 11-5 opener to NC State on Friday.
Carrying a three-game win streak to Greensboro, N.C. — the second longest active win streak in the conference — Miami (11-11, 8-11 ACC) was prepared to battle Virginia Tech (13-8, 8-8 ACC) having after falling to the Hokies by 20 points at home on Feb. 11.
Miami sophomore guard Isaiah Wong scored a game-high 28 points, though his individual performance was not enough for the Hurricanes’ first victory in three and a half weeks, as Miami (7-15, 3-13 ACC) fell to Clemson (15-5, 9-5 ACC) 66-58 at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Opening its season with a series against the nation’s consensus No. 1 team for the first time in history, Miami maintained momentum from Saturday’s 13-inning victory and held on to defeat Florida 8-6 in the rubber game.
In search of their first conference win since edging Duke at home on Feb. 1, the Hurricanes returned home to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, hoping to kindle any ounce of momentum with the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season coming to a close.