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Fansided: Miami baseball collapses in ACC Tournament loss to North Carolina
The loss to North Carolina cost the Miami baseball team a spot in the ACC Tournament semifinals on Saturday against Cinderella 12th seed Boston College. The Hurricanes will have to wait until Sunday night to find out of they will be hosting a regional in the NCAA Tournament in Coral Gables next weekend.
Miami got in the board in the first with three runs on five hits. Single runs in the second and third looked like the Hurricanes were going to be able to put North Carolina away. The Tar Heels chipped away with two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Fansided: Miami basketball can follow Heat blueprint to develop fanbase
While Miami was ranked sixth nationally as a basketball-crazed city for NBA fans, that ranking was only 104th for college basketball according to the WalletHub article. It's not clear if the college basketball rankings included Florida Atlantic and Florida International or were solely based on the Miami basketball program.
Wallet Hub compared 290 cities with NBA and NCAA basketball programs on 21 metrics to determine who has the best fans. The Hurricanes have sold out season tickets for the last four seasons in basketball. Under Jim Larranaga, the Miami basketball program has created a good homecourt advantage at the Watsco Center.
Fansided: Miami baseball needs only Friday win vs. UNC to advance to semifinals in ACC Tournament
As the highest seed in Pool C, the Miami baseball team only needs to win Friday's game against North Carolina to advance to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. That was determined with the Tar Heels 3-2 victory over Virginia on Wednesday afternoon. The Hurricanes will throw Brian VanBelle in their opener vs. UVA Thursday.
The Miami baseball team swept Virginia in Charlottesville earlier this year. Van Belle got the win in a 3-1 Hurricanes victory over the Cavaliers of the final game of the series last month. He pitched 6.2 innings, allowed seven hits, one run that was earned with a walk and six strikeouts.
Fansided: Miami baseball in ACC Tournament group of death
The Miami baseball team, North Carolina and Virginia form the ACC Baseball Tournament's group of death. All three programs are projected to receive bids to the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Baseball Tournament bracket will be announced on Memorial Day, May 27.
North Carolina finished fifth in the ACC during the regular season. The Tar Heels are 38-17 overall and 17-13 in the conference. The Miami baseball team was second in the ACC's Coastal Division and North Carolina third. Virginia finished ninth overall in the ACC and fifth in the Coastal with 32-22, 14-16 records.
Fansided: Miami Basketball alum Dewan Hernandez's stock skyrocketing at NBA Combine
Dewan Hernandez has been in Chicago all week to show he still has the skills and game to be selected in next month's NBA Draft. The former Miami basketball center has worked hard on his game in the last year despite not playing in an official game in 14 months. Hernandez began his week at the NBA G-league elite camp.
Hernandez is one of ten players from the G-League Elite Camp that was selected to participate in the NBA Combine that began on Thursday. Hernandez was in the top three centers in all five of the drills he participated in.
The 7th Floor: Duke 12, No.18 Miami 3: Bullpen Struggles in Blowout Loss
"That was an ugly game," is how Coach Gino DiMare described the proceedings at Mark Light Field Friday night. It was an accurate statement from the first-year Head Coach, as Miami played as bad as they have all season in a blowout loss to the Duke Blue Devils.
Miami ace Evan McKendry took the mound for the first time in almost a month and worked a solid three innings, but despite that, Duke scored twelve runs in a game that proved to be a nightmare for the Hurricanes bullpen. Seven pitchers appeared tonight for Miami, and only three of them didn't allow a run.
The 7th Floor: Canes Hoops: Dewan Hernandez has solid first day of NBA Combine
Former Canes center Dewan Hernandez completed the first day of the NBA Combine on Thursday, shortly after earning an invite to the pre-draft event with his performance at the NBA G League Elite Camp. 64 draft-hopefuls took part in a series of drills, interviews with NBA executives, and questions from the media before splitting up into 4 teams to compete in 2 40-minute scrimmages.
Here are all of Hernandez's measurements:
Height w/o Shoes: 6' 9"
Height w/ Shoes: 6' 10.25"
Weight: 232.8 lbs
Body Fat %: 6.
Fansided: Miami baseball rolling towards hosting regional with win over Duke
The win by the Miami baseball team over Duke keeps the Hurricanes on pace to host a regional in the NCAA Tournament in two weeks. Miami has unfinished business this weekend against Duke and next week in the ACC Tournament in the Blue Devils hometown. The Hurricanes win keeps them a game behind Georgia Tech.
The Yellow Jackets 7-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night keeps them a game ahead of Miami and North Carolina in the ACC Coastal Division. The winner of the Coastal is the ACC's second seed in the conference tournament. Miami entered the night with the nation's number 16 ranking in the RPI.
The 7th Floor: Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Canes Vanquish Blue Devils, Dewan Hernandez Impressing the NBA, Blake Baker's Five
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Friday evening marks the second night in the home finale for Miami Baseball. After producing a 4-3 win against Duke on Thursday, the Hurricanes look for their second win of the series tonight. P Evan McKendry (4.53 ERA) will make his long-awaited return to the mound after missing nearly a month of action.
State of the U's John Reynolds gives an in-depth rundown on the Blue Devils in this week's edition of This Week in 'Canes Baseball.
Reynolds also recaps UM's victory last night, led by two home runs from sophomore Alex Toral.
Fansided: Miami baseball hosts Duke in critical series to host NCAA regional
The Miami baseball team won their last road series of the season at Wake Forest last weekend. The Hurricanes took the first two games of the series before losing the finale on Monday night in Winston-Salem. What has been a banged-up Miami Hurricanes roster in 2019 is starting to get healthier.
Right-handed starting pitcher Chris McMahon returned on Monday and pitched well in 2.2 innings before leaving because of being on a pitch count. Miami held a 6-4 lead entering the eighth. Wake Forest plated five in the eighth inning to take a 9-6 lead into the ninth.
Fansided: Miami basketball alum Dewan Hernandez gets invite to NBA Combine
Dewan Hernandez was unfairly forced to sit out the entire Miami basketball 2018-19 season over a few hundred dollars. Hernandez's outstanding showing at the G-League Combine earned him a spot with nine other NBA hopefuls who played well enough to earn spots at the NBA Combine through this weekend.
Bruce Brown and Lonnie Walker's performances in the 2018 NBA Combine led them being selected in the NBA Draft. Brown was a second round pick, 43rd overall by the Detroit Pistons. Walker was the 18th overall selection by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.
The 7th Floor: This Week in 'Canes Baseball: May 16th Edition
Miami enters the last week of the 2019 regular season with a lot on the line; a chance to win the ACC Coastal Division and a chance to host in the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes sit one game back from Georgia Tech for first place in the Coastal Division, and will need to at least win, and probably sweep, their series against Duke this weekend to have a chance to win the division. As far as Miami's chances to host, the Hurricanes control their own destiny, if the 'Canes win their series this weekend and 1-2 games in the ACC Tournament the committee would almost certainly see them as one of the Top 16 teams in the country.
The 7th Floor: Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Canes get another commit, Hoops adds to the frontcourt, Looking back and looking forward
He was the Miami Hurricanes' defensive coordinator at the time, and Miami's go-to recruiter in the Treasure Coast, making the early evaluation on Vero Beach's Jahfari Harvey and securing the four-star defensive end's commitment. It didn't take him long to pick out Stewart as his next target from the region."
"A redshirt junior at the University of Miami, Dinsmore won the NCAA National Championship for platform as a freshman. And he has continued to rack up medals throughout his time at Miami, including three consecutive gold medals at the ACC Championships."
"No doubt about it, this 2019 offseason has been filled with incredible moments that have rejuvenated the University of Miami football program.
Fansided: Miami baseball hosts UCF in final midweek game of 2019
The Miami baseball team's performance in non-conference games this season has been critical in their revival after missing the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons. The Hurricanes are 10-2 in games played on Tuesday and Wednesday. They played a Thursday game at Louisville as part of a three-game series Easter Weekend.
Wednesday night's game is the only meeting between the Hurricanes and the Knights this season. The teams split two games in 2018. The visiting team won both games. Miami enters the midweek showdown one of the hottest teams in college baseball. The Hurricanes have won 14 of their last 16 games.
The 7th Floor: This Week in 'Canes Baseball: May 8th Edition
Miami enters the week with a 34-14 (14-10 ACC) record looking to continue their pursuit of a Top 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes were projected as a host by both D1 Baseball and Baseball America last week, and Miami has steadily risen in all of the Top 25 polls over the last few weeks.
The Hurricanes are ranked No.19 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll, No.20 in the D1 Baseball Top 25, No.18 in both Baseball America's and Perfect Game's Top 25, No.22 in Collegiate Baseball's Top 25, and No.17 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25.