It wasn’t always pretty, but there were a few clear highlights from Miami football’s annual spring showdown at Hard Rock Stadium – including a defense that continues to be stout.
Most Miami fans have probably seen the miraculous halfcourt shot by Ja’Quan Newton that won the Canes the first matchup against the Tar Heels … But what can UM do in order to emerge victorious yet again?
Miami faces No. 9 North Carolina and unranked Virginia Tech to close the regular season. How will the Hurricanes fare, and will their performance be good enough to make the NCAA Tournament?
Both teams have been dealing with short-handed lineups, which has led to struggles, but they have gone in opposite directions recently when it comes to performance.
With a game against likely No. 1 Virginia looming, it would be easy for the Canes to look ahead and show up in Chestnut Hill lacking focus. That would be a grave mistake.
If the trend continues, he could be the first Miami Hurricane ever selected in the top 14, making him the first lottery pick in program history. He would also be the fifth drafted in the first round.
How will Miami fare against its next three conference opponents? Pittsburgh and Wake Forest have the worst two records in the ACC.
The Canes have lost four of their last seven games and know things must change with goals of an NCAA Tournament berth in mind. The schedule doesn’t get any easier. How will Miami fare in its next three matchups?
Jan. 3 – Miami @ Georgia Tech The Yellow Jackets have been a disappointment so far this young season. Sitting at 6-6, they hold the worst record in the ACC heading into conference play. Last season, they caused issues for a few top-tier teams, riding a stellar defense led by then-junior big man Ben Lammers…