Fansided: Miami basketball team pulls away from FAU in second half
Freshman Harlond Beverly impressed for the second game in a row with 14 points, Chris Lykes led the Hurricanes with 15 and the Miami basketball team used balanced scoring in a 74-60 victory over Florida Atlantic on Friday night at the Watsco Center. The victory is the first for Miami this season.Miami lost their season opener 87-74 on Tuesday night at home against Louisville in a game that was not that close. The Hurricanes needed a 14-0 run to finish the game to make the scored semi-respectable. Beverly was impressive in the game against the Cardinals with nine points.
Fansided: Miami basketball tries for first win vs. FAU: Game Info
The Miami basketball team will host Florida Atlantic on Friday night at the Watsco Center following an 87-74 loss to Louisville in the season opener on Tuesday night. FAU won it's season opener 92-81 over Division II Flagler College. Miami defeated Flagler last month in an exhibition game.The Hurricanes' loss to Louisville was not as close as the score indicated. Miami needed to score the final 14 points of the game against the Cardinals to make the final margin semi-respectable. Miami was led by their two best returning players in the loss to Louisville, Learning returning scorer Chris Lykes scored 18.
Fansided: Louisville at Miami basketball to open the season: Game Info
The Louisville Miami basketball game will be the first televised by the ACC Network. The ACC Network made its debut in August. The Hurricanes have arguably the toughest season opener in college basketball. The top teams in the nation, Michigan State, Kentucky, Kansas and Duke are convened in Chicago at the Champions Classic.Louisville is next on that list at number five. It gives the Miami basketball program a very early season opportunity to gauge where they are. The Hurricanes are not 100 percent. Graduate transfer forward Keith Stone is out until next month.
The 7th Floor: Canes Hoops: Miami Dominated in Season-Opening Loss to Louisville
Failing to recover from a 17-0 run allowed in the first half, the Miami Hurricanes fell on opening night at the Watsco Center, 87-74 to the Louisville Cardinals Tuesday.Playing an ACC game on opening night, UM fell in a season opener for the first time since 2013-14, when they lost to St. Francis in overtime, 66-62.
Miami's hopes of pulling off an upset of the No. 5 team in the country evaporated nearly as fast as the they let an early 16-9 lead slip away, as a 36-10 extended run in the last 11:45 of the first half from the Cardinals gave the visiting team a 45-26 lead.
Fansided: Miami basketball blown out after strong start versus Louisville
The game was the season opener for the Louisville and Miami basketball teams on Tuesday night at the Watsco Center. The Cardinals dominated the Hurricanes after the slow start. Louisville showed why they are the nation's fifth-ranked team. Playing the Cardinals was a brutal start to the season for Miami.The Hurricanes are coming off their off the first losing season in Jim Larranaga's seven years in Coral Gables. It was the first for the Miami basketball program since 2006-07. The opener against Louisville was tough. Miami will not play another ACC team until they begin conference play in earnest on New Year's Eve against Clemson.
The 7th Floor: Here is Miami's Complicated Road to the ACC Championship Game
Coastal chaos is back.After Miami's 27-10 win over Florida State, the Canes not only moved to 5-4, but also are now 3-3 in the division.
With two winnable games remaining UM could finish 5-3 in the ACC.
So what is their path to winning the division?
Simply put, they have to win out and have Virginia, Pittsburgh, and North Carolina to lose at least once AND Virginia Tech lose twice. Miami owns the head-to-head tiebreakers against the two former teams but loses tiebreakers to the two latter.
Here's how the easiest path looks:
Miami > Louisville
Wake > VT
Pitt > UNC
Pitt > VT
Miami > Duke
VT > UVA
BC > Pitt-- Ian Hest (@IanHest) November 3, 2019
But that's a lot to ask with such few games remaining and a lot of mutual battles remaining between those teams.
The 7th Floor: Welcome to the U, Earl Timberlake
In a major move today, Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha 4-star SF Earl Timberlake committed to Coach L and the Miami Hurricanes over Pitt, Providence, Seton Hall, South Carolina, and others.A 6'6" 215lb wing, Timberlake stars for both DeMatha during the HSBB season, and Team Durant during the AAU/EYBL season. A smooth lefty (yeah, that caught me off guard too), Timberlake is equally adept at putting the ball on the floor to drive to the rim as he is hitting shots from range.
Here's a scouting report on Timberlake from Jerry Meyer of 247sports:
An advanced physical specimen.
Fansided: Miami Basketball Lands Commitment from Versatile Five Star forward
Earl Timberlake is a five star forward who is the 26th ranked player in the Class of 2020 by Rivals in their latest update of the rankings. Timberlake is the 28th ranked player overall and fifth-best small forward in the nation by 24/7 Sports. The 6'6 215 pound forward would be a critical commit for the Miami basketball program.The talented wing plays for powerhouse Dematha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland in the suburbs of the fertile recruiting ground of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. As Canes Warning previewed before, Timberlake has prototypical size and is known for his quickness, rebounding and playmaking ability.
The 7th Floor: SOTU Staff Predictions: Miami Hurricanes vs Florida State Seminoles
We meet again, Canes fam! After 2 installments of our round table discussion about Miami-FSU, we now come to the piece you've been waiting for: our predictions. Before we get there, let's go back.Here's part 1 of our round table:
Here's part 2 of our round table:
And now, here are our predictions:
Cam Underwood: I really think last week's players only team meeting galvanized the Canes, and we'll see further proof of that in Tallahassee this weekend. Miami is gonna make just enough plays, get a timely turnover, and earn a hard-fought victory over a hated rival on the road.
The Miami Hurricane: McGusty shines in Hurricanes exhibition game
The 2019-2020 season is officially underway for the Hurricanes men's basketball team, as Miami defeated Flagler 86-65 in an exhibition game Wednesday night at the Watsco Center.Transfer Kameron McGusty from Oklahoma, who sat out last season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, scored the first basket for the Hurricanes in his debut.
"Kam sat out all last year and really worked hard on his game, I know he was excited to get started," head coach Jim Larranaga said. "[He] was able to get into the lane and score. We hope he can keep that up."
McGusty led the team in scoring with 20 points in a very impressive performance, shooting 8-13 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line.
Fansided: Observations from Miami Basketball Coach Jim Larranaga on Upcoming Season
As Canes Warning wrote in our preview piece earlier this week, the Miami basketball team has only four players returning who saw action last season. Add to the mix three freshmen, two transfers and a player who redshirted last year. At this point last year the Miami Hurricanes had ten players available for game action.That changed quickly when Rodney Miller chose to redshirt to work on his conditioning, stamina and development in the post. Shortly after that announcement, the Hurricanes were forced to sit former McDonalds All American power forward Dewan Hernandez (formerly Dewan Huell) due to questions surrounding his eligibility.
Fansided: A profile of the New Look Miami Basketball Squad
Last year the Miami basketball team finished the season with seven healthy players. When you play basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference, that is not the kind of depth a team wants going against the best talent in the nation.With seniors Anthony Lawrence II, Ebuka Izundu and Zach Johnson graduating, former McDonald's All American Dewan Hernandez losing his eligibility and freshman Anthony Mack transferring the Miami basketball program had many roster spots to fill in the offseason.
Thankfully, Coach Jim Larranaga, associate head coach Chris Caputo and assistant coach Adam Fisher worked tirelessly to recruit three top 150 players in point guard Isaiah Wong, forward Anthony Walker and shooting guard Harlond Beverley.
The 7th Floor: Upcoming season offers a unique test for Coach Larranaga
Head coach Jim Larranaga and the University of Miami men's basketball program will venture into uncharted territory when the 2019-20 campaign officially tips off next month.For the first time since Larranaga's arrival in 2011, the Hurricanes are coming off a losing season in 2018-19. Moreover, last year marked just the second time that Miami didn't qualify for a postseason tournament (2013-14) under Coach L.
Needless to say, this coming season will present Larranaga with one of the toughest assignments of a coaching career that's on the doorstep of its sixth decade. Miami's disappointing 2018-19 season marked Coach L's first losing record since going 9-18 in year one at George Mason in 1997-98.
The 7th Floor: Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: N'Kosi Perry named starter vs Georgia Tech, basketball season approaching
Happy Thursday, Canes fans! Miami got a big win against Virginia last Friday, and now UM has the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coming into town on Saturday, as Manny Diaz and his team look to go to 4-3 on the season.Here's what's going on in Coral Gables.
Biggest news of the day was N'Kosi Perry being named the starter vs Ga Tech, as Jarren Williams is still recovering from a shoulder injury.
Also, Mike Meredith shined once again in his Wallpaper Wednesday.
our latest @_mikemeredith creation pays homage to last week's Parley SE jerseys.
The 7th Floor: Canes Hoops: 2019-20 Season Preview
The 2018-19 season was largely one of frustration, disappointment and confusion for the Miami Hurricanes. They were fresh off a heartbreaking loss to Loyola Chicago in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but had at least made the big dance in each of the previous three seasons. UM had been picked to finish 10th in the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference media poll amid concerns surrounding an uncertain roster, but every one of Jim Larranaga's Miami teams had finished higher in the final league standings than predicted in the preseason.What unfolded however, was one of the more disappointing seasons of Larranaga's tenure in Coral Gables.
Keith Stone (Knee) is out indefinitely