UNC isn't nearly as good as they have been in the past, and Miami has shown the ability to compete against damn good teams this year. I wouldn't be shocked if Miami stole some games. I"m not saying that Miami will find themselves at .500 in conference coming down the stretch, but this team plays hard and has some explosive players that can go off at any moment. I'd love to see Sam W. get some more confidence, it's obvious that he has some ability, but just doesn't look comfortable. Maybe utilize him as a zone busting passer at the FT line when that look is thrown out there. Miami needs to get some significant minutes out of Sam and DJ.Only got to watch the first half. I was a little nervous but I also felt like Wake was hitting more of their shots than could be expected. (Though our defense was allowing them to get pretty good looks.) From the box score, it seems like maybe they came back to reality a little in the second half, or maybe we just played better all around. Anytime you hit 44% from deep and your opponent hits 21% you're in good shape. Nice that we had a solid advantage in free throws too. I'll take the production from Mack happily. We really need Waardenburg to turn his season around. Since I only saw the first half I saw him miss a layup and give up a couple boards. Hit two shots, too. If he can give us 6+ points and 6+ rebounds every game, that'd be good.
Getting the W feels good, even though Wake is probably the worst team in the conference. The schedule the next few weeks is tough... UNC twice, UVA, FSU again, VT, Syracuse, and ND. We're on the road against Cuse, UVA and UNC so those could get ugly. Hopefully we'll play tough at home and snag another win or two. Coach L seems to be doing a good job with limited bodies since we've been competitive deep into the second half of our ACC losses. We'll see if that can continue in a tough stretch.