“He is so team oriented and cares so much about his teammates that he’s been on the bench at every home game, cheering like crazy,” Larrañaga said. He’s been at every practice he’s been allowed to attend and working his tail off, hoping for the day when he gets the green light to play college basketball again.”
12 p.m. Jan. 19 – Miami vs. No. 13 North Carolina The No. 13-ranked Tar Heels have already picked up three wins over ranked opponents this season, but last weekend the unranked Louisville Cardinals dominated North Carolina 83-62. The Heels (13-4, 3-1 ACC) got back on track with a win over Notre Dame, sparked by…
7 p.m. Jan. 17 – Miami @ Duke After the Hurricanes’ first Atlantic Coast Conference loss against Clemson, Miami heads to North Carolina to face the Duke Blue Devils. Entering its fourth ACC game of the season, Duke (8-7, 0-3 ACC) has failed to secure a conference victory in 2019. Despite their disheartening ACC record,…
But that doesn’t mean change should be avoided. The Hurricanes offense could use a facelift.
“The energy is going to be different, the environment is going to be different and the expectation level is going to be different starting out against a top team like LSU,” offensive coordinator/running backs coach Thomas Brown said.
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.