THE MIAMI HURRICANS COME TO COLLEGE PARK ON A 3 GAME LOSING STREAK WITH AN OVERALL RECORD OF 13-4. THE CANES LOVE TO SHOOT THE 3 AVERAGING 22 ATTEMPTS FROM BEYOND THE ARC A GAME MAKING 38%. MIAMI IS LED BY DWAYNE COLLINS 6-8 240 LBS SENIOR FORWARD AVERAGING 12.7 PPG AND 8.7 REBOUNDS…JAMES DEWS A 6-4 SENIOR SWINGMAN DROPS IN 12.2 PTS PER GAME. DURAND SCOTT A 6-5 FRESHMAN GUARD OUT OF NEW YORK CHIPS IN WITH 8 PTS A GAME ABOUT 4 ASSISTS AND 6-1 SOPH GUARD MALCOM GRANT A TRANSFER FROM ‘NOVA AVERAGES ABOUT 10.5 PPG AND 4 ASSISTS. MIAMI TEAMS ARE USUALLY VERY ATHLETIC BUT THE TERPS MATCH UP SIZE WISE PRETTY WELL WITH THE VISITORS FROM CORAL GABLES. THE TERPS LOOK FOR THEIR 4TH STRAIGHT WIN. GAME TIME IS 7PM AND THE CONTEST CAN BE SEEN ON ESPNU.
Projected Miami Starters
No. Name (Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl) Pts Reb Ast
01 Durand Scott (G, 6-3, 195, Fr.) 8.1 3.9 4.0
23 James Dews (G, 6-4, 213, Sr.) 12.2 2.6 1.5
30 Adrian Thomas (F, 6-7, 229, Sr.) 7.6 2.7 1.6
21 Dwayne Collins (F, 6-8, 241, Sr.) 12.7 8.7 1.1^
42 Reggie Johnson (C, 6-10, 290, R-Fr.) 6.2 5.0 0.6^
Additional From Bruce–Thank heavens Jack McClinton is gone!!! The Baltimore native killed the Terps over the years. Tonight hopefully we can see the killer instinct from the Terps. To display how unpredictable the ACC is this year, Miami has lost twice to BC yet defeated Wake. Three Seniors dot the starting lineup–Sound Familiar? The Terrapins must protect their home turf. Winning on the road is never easy. THIS BECOMES A MUST WIN. 4-1 and in 1st place is an excellent way to go to Clemson and FSU where a split would weigh a ton. First things first—possession by possession—if the defense stays as aggressive as it has been the Terps win this one handily.
freddy from boca
With only 2 teams from the ACC in the AP top 25 every game and every win is crucial. With the parody in the ACC I don’t expect more than 5 teams from the conference making it into the NCAA Tournament. And, if a dark horse team wins the ACC Tourney, one team expecting to go to the big dance could be left behind. I am hoping James Padgett gets some significant minutes tonight for the Terps. We’re going to need his size, low post moves, rebounding and and passing as the season heads into February.