Trey McKinney Jones
The Miami Hurricanes turned an unplanned fire drill into an impromptu party.
Shane Larkin scored a career-high 28 points, eight in the final 2½ minutes, to help No. 9 Miami pull away late and beat North Carolina 87-77 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship Sunday.
The Miami Hurricanes almost made an early exit from the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Friday before rallying to knock off the Boston College Eagles, 69-58.
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.
Coming off a loss to Wake Forest, the Miami Hurricanes needed a big time win over Virginia Tech to re-establish themselves as a number one seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. Mission Accomplished.
C.J. Harris scored 23 points and Wake Forest beat No. 2 Miami 80-65 on Saturday to snap the Hurricanes’ 14-game winning streak.
The Miami Hurricanes remained undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play Sunday evening with an ugly 45-43 victory over the Clemson Tigers. The Tigers had a game plan that almost worked to stop the mighty Canes this season.
The University of Miami basketball team continued its domination of Atlantic Coast Conference foes Sunday night with a 71-47 demolition of the Florida State Seminoles at the Bank United Center.
Rion Brown scored 18 points to lead Miami to a 66-50 win over Valparaiso on Wednesday night in the opening round of the NIT.