McGusty’s improved play has been supplemented by the strong bond he formed with his teammates during his time off.
The John Mackey Award recognizes college football’s most outstanding tight end each season. Kellen Winslow II, the troubled former Miami tight end who won the award in 2003, is the only Hurricane to ever win.
The Hurricanes were eliminated from the ACC Coastal Division race Saturday and will no longer have the opportunity to appear in the conference championship game.
Miami (3-1, 0-1) finished the first half up 29-24, with only four assists and shooting 1-11 from the 3-point line, but the Canes came storming back in the second half behind stellar shooting and a career-high tying performance from Kameron McGusty.
The Miami Hurricanes’ 52-27 win over the Louisville Cardinals Saturday not only continued the team’s newfound momentum after a slow start to the season, but allowed the team to clinch bowl eligibility.
In front of 4,017 young fans at the Watsco Center on Elementary School Day, Miami never trailed after the first two minutes Wednesday and pulled away in the second half to take down the North Florida Ospreys 78-55.
“We don’t have to play our best game, we just have to manage the edge and flow a little better. I thought we did that.”
The Hurricanes women’s basketball team officially opened their 2019-20 season Sunday afternoon with an 83-68 win over the Jackson State Tigers.
“We felt like a performance like this was coming,” head coach Manny Diaz said. “The way we set the tone, the way we came out early in the game was fantastic.”