Miami (3-3, 1-3 ACC)—who came into the series opening looking for more offensive production—looked like it was getting just that early in Friday’s 11-5 loss to N.C. State, but they were unable to match NC State’s
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.
If Miami is trying to find itself, trying to figure out anything, or just struggling, then some fast fixing is needed, or else it’s in for a rude awakening.
“We played 35 good minutes,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said. “The last four to five minutes of the first half killed us.”
Wrapping up the indoor season, the Canes headed north to Clemson where the team competed in the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Miami found success during the three-day affair and returned to Coral Gables with an impressive resume.
“It seemed like every time we scored runs, they’d answer right back, we’d let them right back in the game,” DiMare said. “We score two, they score one, we score two, they score two, we score two, they score three. Every time we scored, they answered.”
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.
The Canes—ranked as high as first by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and placed in the top ten by every other major publication—will now be tested on how they handle success as the Virginia Tech Hokies come to Coral Gables and Atlantic Coast Conference play commences.
“Four very special young ladies. They’re just gritty and that’s what they’ve been the whole time they’ve been here,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said on the leadership of her senior guards.
Less than a week after a season-worst 27-point loss to Georgia Tech, the Miami Hurricanes suffered a nearly equally devastating defeat, this time to in-state rival Florida State.