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.
“I told them that we did everything right to win the game except win,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said after the game.
The Miami Hurricanes (10-6, 2-4) will yet again face another daunting task when they welcome the No. 9 ranked Florida State Seminoles (15-2, 5-1) to the Watsco Center Saturday afternoon.
Beverly only played eight minutes in the second half, but the freshman guard stepped up in a big way after starting point guard Chris Lykes fouled out of the game with eight minutes to go in the second half of Miami’s 66-58 win over Pitt.
Shortly before tipoff, it was evident that the Hurricanes matchup against No. 8 ranked Florida State was going to be a bit more difficult than expected. Redshirt senior Beatrice Mompremier was not available to play due to a foot injury and is listed as day-to-day.
Miami basketball ended 2019 in impressive fashion with a comeback overtime win over Clemson. But it’s a new year and the Hurricanes will face their most difficult opponent of the season as they host the No. 2 ranked Duke Blue Devils Saturday night.
The No. 21 ranked Hurricanes (5-3) recorded season lows in points, field goal percentage (21.7%) and assists, with just four in the loss to the No. 14 ranked Hoosiers.
While students were at home feasting on Thanksgiving leftovers, the women’s basketball team hosted a tournament at the Watsco Center this past weekend.