Rapid Fire Recap: Miami Hurricanes vs. Stephen F Austin

While pretty much every other Miami sports team continues to disappoint, the Miami Hurricanes basketball team keeps on winning. Four nights after the Canes defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks by 21, they followed up with a dominant 38 point victory over the Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks 96 – 58. Here’s what you need to know (For a full in depth recap, use this link: Full Recap):

  • Senior Forward, Ebuka Izundu, had an incredible game where he dominated on both ends of the court. “Buka” ended the night with 22 points, 19 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Izundu also had a double-double by halftime.
  • Chris Lykes recorded his second consecutive 20 point game after a career high 22 versus Lehigh. Lykes also added 6 assists, 3 steals, and 2 rebounds.
  • For the second game in a row, the Hurricanes had 5 players score double digit points. Izundu (22), Lykes (20), Lawrence II (18), Vasiljevic (17), and Zach Johnson (15) all reached double digits.
  • Tonight’s game was Anthony Lawrence’s 100th game in the green & orange. He had 18 points on 8 – 12 shooting to go along with 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a block.
  • The Canes committed zero turnovers in the first half while forcing 5. Miami ended the game with 8 total TOs while forcing 19.
  • The Hurricanes shot 54% from the field and 47.8% from long range while holding Stephen F Austin to 39%.
  • Coach Larranaga and his staff have placed a renewed emphasis on defense this season which has paid dividends so far and will continue to be a theme throughout the season.
  • Miami’s next game will be Saturday November 17th at 2 pm vs. Bethune-Cookman at the Watsco Center.
  • Bethune-Cookman will be the third consecutive Hurricane opponent picked to win their conference: Lehigh is picked to win the Patriot League, Stephen F Austin is picked to win the Southland Conference, and Bethune-Cookman is picked to win the MEAC.

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Go Canes!

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