Lykes was named Preseason First-Team All-ACC prior to the start of the 2020-2021 season, but suffered an ankle injury just two games into the season and did not play for the rest of the season.
“So, it is the wild, wild West, we anticipated this happening," Larrañaga said. "We’ve had a number of our guys announce [their decisions] and we’ve had a number of our guys still in wait-and-see mode."
After the previous season’s 15-16 record and yet another year without dancing in March, head coach Jim Larrañaga and his staff had good reason to enter this season with high hopes.
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.”