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ACC Predictions: UM looks to snap losing skid
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ACC Predictions: UM looks to snap losing skid

2 p.m. Feb. 2 – Miami @ No. 3 Virginia The brutal Atlantic Coast Conference schedule continues for Miami as they travel to Charlottesville to face the Virginia Cavaliers. Tony Bennett’s squad runs one of the best defensive systems in the country. Bennett’s pack-line defense has been confusing opposing offenses since he took the job,…

Hurricanes fall short against 12th-ranked Hokies
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Hurricanes fall short against 12th-ranked Hokies

A rough week only got rougher for the Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday evening. Just two days after Dewan Hernandez was ruled ineligible by the NCAA, which prompted Hernandez to withdraw from the University of Miami and turn pro, the short-handed Hurricanes were no match for No. 12 Virginia Tech. The Hokies controlled play from start…

Hernandez ruled ineligible, withdraws from Miami
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Hernandez ruled ineligible, withdraws from Miami

“I was advised of the NCAA’s decision about my eligibility and am very disappointed with the outcome. I do not believe that the NCAA treated me fairly, and it is with a heavy heart that I have decided to withdraw from the University of Miami to prepare for the 2019 NBA Draft,” Hernandez said via Twitter.

Lykes struggles, Miami loses to Florida State
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Lykes struggles, Miami loses to Florida State

Hurricanes guard Chris Lykes has been one of the few bright spots during a season to forget for Miami. But on Sunday evening, the 5-foot-7 guard stumbled. Lykes, who had been averaging 22 points in conference games, shot 0-for-12 and scored just one point as the Hurricanes fell 78-66 to the Seminoles at the Watsco…

Cornelius leads Miami to upset over No. 13 Syracuse
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Cornelius leads Miami to upset over No. 13 Syracuse

Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia entered Wednesday evening third in the nation in assists. But Mangakahia wasn’t the standout guard who led her team to a victory. Hurricanes guard Laura Cornelius outdueled Mangakahia and the Orange, leading Miami to an 84-71 victory over No. 13 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. Cornelius posted her first career double-double…

Miami fends off late North Carolina surge
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Miami fends off late North Carolina surge

The Hurricanes took the lead right from the opening tipoff and did not give it back. Sophomore Mykea Gray and redshirt junior Beatrice Mompremier individually outscored North Carolina’s eight points in the first quarter with 12 and 10 points, respectively, sparking a 21-0 run for the Hurricanes and a 27-8 lead after 10 minutes.  The Tar…

Short-handed Hurricanes fall to 13th-ranked Tar Heels
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Short-handed Hurricanes fall to 13th-ranked Tar Heels

The Hurricanes continued to show flashes of competing against the powerhouses in the Atlantic Coast Conference Saturday afternoon at the Watsco Center. But once again, Miami’s lack of depth and the Tar Heels’ ability to knock down critical shots late in the game ultimately doomed the Hurricanes in a back-and-forth contest that featured 12 lead changes….

Hurricanes pick up historic win over Blue Devils
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Hurricanes pick up historic win over Blue Devils

Miami coach Katie Meier had an illustrious playing career at Duke. Meier is the Blue Devils’ seventh leading scorer and was inducted into the Duke Hall of Honor in 2002. However, on Thursday evening, Meier and her squad accomplished something never done before by the Hurricanes against the Blue Devils. Redshirt junior Beatrice Mompremier led…

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