What did Miami Hurricanes player say after loss to Loyola

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Chris Lykes
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Chris Lykes /
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"“I’m proud of myself and my teammates, we fought through a lot of adversity, and we’ll see where it goes from here.”"

Sophomore Forward-Center Dewan Huell and Freshman Chris Lykes discussed the agony of losing in the last second. Huell said:

"“The ball going through the net, and the buzzer going off. And then, tears. Heart was broken. … It just hurts. Everybody had us to lose this game, and we did lose the game, and I was like, ‘Damn, they were right.’ It’s a bad feeling.” Huell said."

Lykes reiterated what his teammate said:

"“This is the most hurt I’ve ever been, to lose at the buzzer like that. I was on the left wing, guarding in the middle of two guys, kid made a deep shot and hit it, and my heart dropped. I don’t even want to think about it.”"

Miami likely will face a rebuilding season in 2018-19. They bring back some talent, but they lose Newton and likely will lose Brown and Walker. The Hurricanes have not signed a recruit for next season nor do they have any oral commitments.

They will add 6’10 redshirt Freshman Deng Gak and transfer Miles Wilson from Mount Saint Mary’s who will be a Sophomore. That gives Miami nine scholarship players for 2018-19 if they don’t sign anyone or get a graduate transfer.

Wilson should start in the backcourt with Lykes and Dejan Vasiljevic. In their five postseason games in 2017, Wilson averaged 14.2 points per game, 7.5 rebounds and shot 75 percent from the free throw line.

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With Walker and Brown gone someone is going to have to step up and be Miami’s go-to player late in games. Huell, Lykes and Wilson are the most likely to step up.