It’s Monday again Miami. Here’s what you need to know to start this week.
Lady Hurricanes’ season ends: After winning their round one game, Miami faced off with five seed, Arizona State yesterday. The Hurricanes were up by two points at the half. Miami lead by as much as eight in the second half, however ASU would not go away. The Devils would go onto win 57-55, despite shooting only 35 percent as a team. The Hurricanes out-rebounded the Devils, however poor three point shooting and turnovers cost them the game. Miami finishes the season 25-9.
Heat win crucial game: After being destroyed by the Bucks on Friday, the Heat came up with a huge win Saturday night against the Wizards. D-Wade scored 20 points, including 11 of the 20 in the fourth quarter. Miami clings to a one game lead on the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat play the Magic in a key game for the final playoff spot out East tomorrow.
Panthers north of the border: The Panthers are in Toronto tonight, facing off with the Maple Leafs. Florida is coming off a demoralizing 7-3 loss to the Boston Bruins. The Panthers are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference. Florida is looking to avoid being eliminated from playoff contention. The Panthers have played well against Toronto this season and boast a 2-1 series lead. Florida was victorious in the last match-up, winning 3-1. Both teams are just 2-3 in their last five games. Puck drops at 7:00 P.M.
Golden Panthers advance: The FIU Golden Panthers were in action in the CollegeInsider.com tourney, this weekend. The Panthers were in action against the Texas State Bobcats and were lead by forward, Devon Andrews and guard, Brian Beard Jr. Both Andrews and Beard Jr put up 29 points apiece and played at least 30 minutes. As a team, FIU shot 51 percent from the field, including a respectable 35 percent from distance. FIU advances to the second round of the CIT tournament and will play Green Bay tomorrow.
Miami Open shockers: The Miami Open continues this week and some shocking results took place this weekend. First, Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament due to a left knee injury. The second tournament in a row, that Williams has had to withdraw from this season. The second shocking departure came from number one ranked, Naomi Osaka. Osaka was in action Saturday against Taiwanese veteran, Hsieh Su-Wei. Osaka lost in the third round 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Number two seeded men’s competitor, Alexander Zverev was also eliminated this weekend. Fourth ranked, men’s competitor Roger Federer is in action today after narrowly escaping defeat this past weekend.