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The Miami Hurricanes fell to the number three ranked Virginia Cavaliers, 56 – 46. While the Canes defense had one of their best games of the season, their offense struggled mightily. Here’s what you need to know:
- Chris Lykes led all scorers with 16 points while also adding four rebounds.
- Zach Johnson and Sam Waardenburg also reached double figures scoring 10 points each.
- The Hurricanes matched a season low by only turning the ball over seven times while forcing 14.
- Miami shot only 34% from the field, including an atrocious 4-21 (19%) from three point range.
- Deandre Hunter led the way for Virginia scoring 14 points while adding six rebounds. The Cavaliers out rebounded the Hurricanes 42 – 24.
- Five Canes played for over 35 minutes in the game which is yet another testament to the lack of depth on this team.
- DJ Vasiljevic failed to convert on any of his three point attempts ending his streak at 33 games.
Not a whole lot to say about this one. The Canes are depleted and it has shown all year. The fact that we stayed within 10 points just goes to show that the talent is there. It really hurts to not even score 50 points but that’s how it goes against Virginia. The Hurricanes will return home on Wednesday to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-10, 2-7 ACC).