Energy, inconsistency and early injuries. This is the story surrounding the women’s basketball season, which ended after a second-round exit in the ACC Tournament against Virginia Tech.
With four of five starters returning from the previous year, what could possibly go wrong? Well, basically everything went wrong.
"After some thought, I came to the conclusion that putting my name in the transfer portal is the best move for my future," Timberlake told ESPN. "There’s nothing negative that happened.”
“Well, that was a heck of a fight,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said. “I thought we gave it all we had right up until the final buzzer.”
Miami became the first No. 13 seed in ACC tournament history to reach the quarterfinals when the Canes pull off an 67-64, upset over the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Hot off a regular season ending win over Boston College, the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team survived a 79-73 battle against the Pittsburgh Panthers Tuesday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum to advance to the second round of the ACC tournament.
Behind 27 points from senior Kameron McGusty and a personal-high of 21 points from senior Nysier Brooks, Miami defeated Boston College 80-76 in the last game at the Watsco Center of the 2020-21 season.
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.
“We played 35 good minutes,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said. “The last four to five minutes of the first half killed us.”
Miami redshirt junior forward Destiny Harden scored a career-high 21 points, guard Endia Banks added 13 points, and Miami (11-10, 8-10 ACC) defeated Clemson (10-11, 5-11 ACC) 68-62 at Littlejohn Coliseum.
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.
“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.