Hurricanes 6 Year Drought is Over
On the road, at one of the toughest arenas to travel and get a win at, the Miami Hurricanes decided that enough was enough. The Hurricanes haven't beaten the North Carolina Tar Heels since 2006. 2006. 6 years. Tonight was a huge game as a win for the Canes would most likely give them the confidence to dominate ACC play. Yes, I said it... DOMINATE. I don't know if its the transition of the ages, the way the planets and stars are aligned, or what have you, but this year like it or not the ACC is down. Guess what? Canes are courting their best team since 2007. Coincidence? Who friggin cares? Its all about this . Miami ended a 10 game losing streak vs. UNC with a 68-59 win on Thursday night, prime time, on ESPN.
TOP PERFORMERS - MIAMI
Kenny Kadji, good lord son. This guy has got some major game. 18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists.
Julian Gamble, damn the past... I love you. 14 points and 6 MAJOR boards.
Larkin and Scott both had 11. Rion Brown had 9 off the bench.
Overall, the team defense was AMAZING. Coach L has these Canes playing defense like some of the top teams from the past, and I don't mean Miami's past, I'm talking the history of the NCAA.
TOP PERFORMERS - UNC
Lulz, you guys lost,
The son of McAdoo had 14 points and Bullok had 11.
The Hurricanes are now 11-3 and 2-0 in the ACC for the first time ever. 2 road conference games down, 2 wins. North Carolina falls to 10-5 and 0-2 within the conference. Maybe Reggie going down was a blessing in disguise. By the time he gets back, Gamble is going to have so much confidence in his game that he is going to be a TERROR coming off the bench, and if we need to get big having the both of them in the lineup at the same time will be very convenient. A healthy Reggie during the ACC tourny tells me, hey, why cant we win the conference title? A healthy Reggie in the NCAA tournament tells me, hey, with a good seed, why cant we go to the final 4?
F it, Lets go HAM on the NCAA. Lets put a banner up at Bank United. This is the year to do it. We have the coach, we have the talent, we have the will, and most importantly, we have this .
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CANES ROLLED! ITS GREAT.. TO BE.. A MIAMI HURRRRRICANE