Miami Hurricanes News: Hoops loses in ACC Tourn, Baseball wins
The Miami Hurricanes basketball team was unable to overcome an ankle injury to Norchad Omier in the first minute during an 85-78 loss to Duke on Friday in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. After losing an 8-0 lead on Friday in their ACC opener at home the Miami baseball team earned a 9-8 victory over North Carolina State.
Following the loss to Duke on Friday the Miami Hurricanes basketball team will return home, Omier will receive a diagnosis on his ankle and they will await the NCAA Tournament destiny on Sunday. Miami dropped to 4-1 all-time in the ACC Tournament as the number-one seed.
Isaiah Wong led Miami with 22 points and Jordan Miller had 17 points and seven rebounds. Nijel Pack had 11 points, Bensley Joseph, off the bench and Wooga Poplar each scored 10. The game was tight throughout. The biggest lead for Duke was eight and for Miami was two. Miami faltered in the final minute missing its last five shots.
The Miami baseball team scored eight runs in the bottom of the second inning to sprint in front. North Carolina State chipped away with two runs in the fourth inning, one in the fifth, two in the sixth and three in the seventh to tie the game. Miami came back in the bottom of the seventh with an Ian Farrow home run.
That was the second home run of the game for Farrow. Miami switched its rotation with Karson Ligon being moved up from Saturday night to Friday. Ligon lasted 5.1 innings allowing six hits, five runs, four earned with one walk and seven strikeouts. Farrow had three hits in five at-bats with two runs scored and four RBIs.
The Miami football team held their last spring practice on Thursday before spring break. Miami will hold its fourth spring practice on March 21. David Lake of Inside the U wrote about how new Miami center Matthew Lee is embracing a leadership role for the Hurricanes’ offense. Lee and Javion Cohen are transfers on the Miami OL.