Canes Edge Eagles On The Road
A very clutch defensive performance almost turned into a meltdown of epic proportions as The Miami Hurricanes (13-3, 4-0) barely edged the Boston College Golden Eagles (9-8, 1-3) in Chestnut Hill. It was a very sloppily played game by The Canes, and free throws werent being made until the most crucial point of the game. Durand Scott, a 68% ft shooter on the year hit 4 late and very clutch free throws that gave the Hurricanes a 3 point lead with 10 seconds to go in the game. Sealed it, right? Well, not really. As BC scrambled to try to just get off a final shot, Olivier Hanlin was fouled on a three point shot. If he made all 3 free throws, it would have pushed the game in to overtime. He barely rattled in the first one, same with the second, before missing short on the final free throw of the game that gave the Canes their first 4-0 start in ACC play in the history of the program. It was ugly, but dammit, it was a road conference win.
TOP PERFORMERS - UM
Durand Scott had an off night but came up with a clutch steal at the end of the game and hit the free throws to ice it. Scott was also the one who fouled Hanlin on the final 3 pointer. He had 15 points and 2 steals.
Kenny Kadji is a star in my eyes. He hits big shots every single game. 14 points 5 boards.
TMJ chipped in 11 while Larkin had an overall decent night with 7 points, 6 rebs, 5 assists.
TOP PERFORMERS - BC
Olivier Hanlan had 17.
Lonnie Jackson had 16.
The Hurricanes are off for a week as they prepare for a tough test against #3 Duke at the Bank United Center in Miami, Florida one week from tonight, on January 23rd. Duke has 1 loss and they just got it against a game NCST team. This one is bound to be sold out. And if your reading this, and you live within 2 hours of campus, you should be there too.
The Miami Hurricanes have no taken sole possession of 1st place in the ACC with a #1 strength of schedule in the country. Its going to be a special year, especially if we can get a game Reggie Johnson back for the ACC tournament.
Didnt think I was going to get to say it this time buttttttttttt....