Miami Hurricanes News: Cristobal on WQAM, Hoops Sweet 16, bats big series

Mar 23, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 23, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Mario Cristobal appeared on the Joe Rose Show on WQAM on Thursday morning to discuss how spring football is going. The Miami Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams will both play in the Sweet 16 for the first time ever on Friday and the baseball team plays at number two Wake Forest this weekend.

Cristobal had two interviews on Thursday. In addition to speaking with Rose, the Miami head coach also spoke with reporters after practice on Thursday. Cristobal briefly mentioned players leaving via the transfer portal with Rose and followed that up by discussing what Miami will look for in transfers next month.

In December Cristobal stated that defensive tackle and outside wide receivers would be the priority for Miami in the transfer portal. Miami added Branson Deen from Purdue and Thomas Gore from Georgia State to the 2023 roster. The Hurricanes are still looking for an outside WR for 2023.

After beating Indiana on Sunday the Miami men’s basketball team qualified for the Sweet 16 in consecutive seasons for the first time in school history. The reward for Miami is top-seeded Houston in Kansas City on Friday night. The game should be decided on Miami’s offensive efficiency versus Houston’s elite defense.

In her 18th season at Miami, Katie Meier has led the Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team to its first Sweet 16 since 1992. Meier has a 345–223 record with Miami. After the men beat Indiana on Sunday the women completed the sweep on the Hoosiers’ home court. Miami plays Villanova on Friday.

The Miami Hurricanes baseball team travels to number two Wake Forest with a 15-6 record, five straight wins and victories in seven of their last eight games. The Demon Deacons and Hurricanes have two of the most powerful offenses nationally. Miami is fifth nationally in home runs and Wake Forest is seventh.

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Friday is one of the biggest days in Miami Hurricanes history. Both basketball teams in the Sweet 16 and the baseball team playing at the second-ranked Wake Forest provide all three with great opportunities. Both basketball teams have already exceeded their seeds. The baseball team leads the ACC with a 5-1 conference record.