The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team of the University of Miami is currently at the twelfth position in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
Coach Jim Larrañaga’s squad is considered as among the least productive basketball team currently in the ACC.
While permitting 75.5 points per match, the Miami Hurricanes was unsuccessful in bagging victories for its past eight road matches.
On Sunday, February 17, the Boston College Eagles defeated the University of Miami men’s basketball team with the final score of 64-57 during their match at Conte Forum situated in the vicinity of Boston College.
However, everything turned out for the best for the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, February 23, as they beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with the final scoreboard tally of 80-65.
Then, on Tuesday, February 26, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons pummeled the Miami Hurricanes at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, leading to the tight final score of 76-75 in favor of the North Carolina team.
The Miami Hurricanes is going head-to-head against the Duke University Blue Devils on Saturday, March 2. In this week’s power rankings, Duke is enjoying the auspicious third spot.
With a seven-man rotation, the Miami Hurricanes have been undermanned and have been grappling all throughout this college basketball season.
Apparently, the Miami team is going to be the David in the match, contending against the Goliath-ish Duke.
In order to overpower its Saturday opponent, the Miami Hurricanes are going to depend heavily on its top scorers who are on their senior years already this year.
Among them are center EbukaIzundu and guards Anthony Lawrence II and Zach Johnson. Altogether they accomplished 48 percent of the scoring for the team’s points this basketball year.
This includes 56 percent of all the men’s basketball team’s points over their past five.
In addition, the Miami Hurricanes may leverage on the assists which have enabled them to score more in their recent matches.
During the team’s last three games, it has recorded assists on 46 of 69 field goals or 66.7 percent.
Meanwhile, the Duke Blue Devils appear to have the upper hand relative to the Miami Hurricanes on their looming match at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team hopes to turn things around as it was hammered by the Virginia Tech Hokies on Tuesday with the final score of 77-72.
The Duke Blue Devils will have to rely on its freshman basketball standouts like the recently sprained small forward Zion Williamson, shooting guards R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish, and point guard Tre Jones.
Altogether they all have accounted for 76 percent of this season’s scoring for the Blue Devils. This includes 78 percent of the points of the squad over its last five matches.