North Carolina (16-7, 6-4 ACC) traveled to Coral Gables on Saturday with the hopes of knocking off the No. 8 Miami Hurricanes (19-3,10-0 ACC). In a sold out BankUnited Center, the Canes’ crushed North Carolina to a tune of 87-61 — a win that should surely place Miami amongst the top 5 teams in the nation.
Miami was unstoppable from 3-point range. The Canes’ sunk a record setting 15 3-pointers in their 11th consecutive win and remain undefeated in ACC conference play.
Sophomore G Shane Larkin lead Miami with 18 points and connected on 5-of-8 from 3-point range — not to forget his career-high nine assists. The Canes’ continue to dominate at home, extending their home winning streak to 11-0.
For the second time this year North Carolina has fallen victim to Miami, losing in their first meeting, 68-59.
Junior F Reggie Bullock added 18 points for the Heels’ but Miami’s defense proved to strong.
Miami was a respectable 31-of-57 from the floor, but downtown is where they shined. The Canes’ drained a staggering 15-of-26 3-pointers in their shellacking of the Heels’.
Up next for Miami: Florida State Seminoles
When: Wed., Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Fla.