Duke Blue Devils
The Miami Hurricanes ran out to a 7-0 record, but have crashed back to earth with two straight losses. Now, the canes are heading to North Carolina to take on a Duke team that is more than ready to spring the upset on the football field. No, seriously.
One of the biggest stories coming out of the NCAA Tournament over the weekend was the horrific injury suffered by Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware. But, less than 24 hours later, there is good news to report for Ware.
The Miami Hurricanes started Atlantic Coast Conference play as hot as any team in the country, but have stumbled into three losses in its last four games and has some fans ready to hit the panic button.
The Duke Blue Devils had to have 36 points from starter Ryan Kelly to knock off the Miami Hurricanes by just three points on Saturday. While the Canes took a loss, it didn’t impact the team’s ranking very much this week.
Shane Larkin and fifth-ranked Miami stayed shot for shot with third-ranked Duke on its famously hostile home court for most of Saturday night. The Hurricanes just didn’t execute well enough in the final minutes to earn a second straight win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
It’s been more than a month since the Miami Hurricanes kicked their season into high gear with a mauling of the then-number one ranked Duke Blue Devils. Since then both teams have had Saturday circled on the calendar for the rematch.
The University of Miami stands poised to clinch a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament as March begins Friday, but before that the Hurricanes clinched at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship thanks to a little help from Virginia.
When the Miami Hurricanes lost to Florida Gulf Coast University early in the season, no one could have expected what was to come. The Hurricanes have not lost in this calendar year, posting an undefeated record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Miami Hurricanes hit a rare mark for its basketball program Monday when the Associated Press ranked Miami third in the country, just behind the Indiana Hoosiers and Duke Blue Devils.
The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team is in a rare position for the school, at the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes are a game-and-a-half ahead of the North Carolina State Wolfpack thanks to two impressive victories.