“I told the team after the game, winning is a lot more fun than losing,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said after the game. “Not only winning but playing well, where you do the things you planned on doing, when you rebound really well and it’s a team effort.”
“It’s one of the things that is near and dear to my heart,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said. “That’s why I don’t think anyone should be pouting or hanging their heads in a basketball game. There’s people really fighting and it’s to raise awareness, to make sure that even if today we didn’t win it’s still a win.”
“I only care about what we’re doing going forward,” Lashlee said. “I have not and will not watch one single game from last year.”
With its two leading scorers forced to watch the game from the bench, Miami suffered yet another ACC loss after a late game comeback fell short.
One look at the stat sheet at halftime and it would have been hard to imagine that the Hurricanes could overcome their 18-point halftime deficit to Georgia Tech.
But Miami staged a huge comeback and managed to get its fourth ACC win of the season with a 54-49 victory Thursday night at the Watsco Center.
After dropping their last four games, the Hurricanes desperately needed a win, and they managed to sneak away with one Tuesday night.
One day later Perez-Somarriba notched win No. 135 in her career as a Hurricane with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph, setting a UM program record for most singles wins.
Not only was Bryant one of the best to play the game, but his dedication and work ethic inspired a whole generation of basketball players. After the shocking news broke, many former and current Miami basketball players took to social media to share how much Bryant meant to them.
Miami (10-9, 2-7) had to survive without its leading scorers in Chris Lykes (15.7 PPG), who he sat out of the Saturday’s game with an agitated groin injury, and Kameron McGusty, who was dealing with back spasms. There absence undoubtedly played a part in Miami’s 94-71 loss Saturday afternoon in the Dean Dome.
At the start of the third quarter, the Hurricanes led Clemson 58-44, but then Clemson began to make shots, while Miami missed them and the Tigers managed to tie the game at 64-64. A made 3-pointer by Kelsey Marshall with 52 seconds left put Miami up three and ultimately won the game for Miami 68-64.
The Miami Hurricanes found themselves at a crossroads in their 2019-20 campaign.