Miami Hurricanes News: Hoops Final 4 run ends, bats beat FSU

Apr 1, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 1, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes basketball team was mostly dominated by Connecticut losing 72-59 in the Final Four. The Miami baseball team won for the second straight game against Florida State 3-2 on Saturday at Mark Light Field. Miami will go for the sweet on Sunday in the finale of the three-game series.

Connecticut bolted to 9-0 and 14-4 leads in the first half before Miami rallied. The Hurricanes had a 15-5 run to tie the game at 19. Connecticut finished the first half on an 18-5 run to take a 37-24 lead at the halftime buzzer. The Huskies began the second half by scoring nine of the first 11 points to extend the lead to 20.

Miami sliced into the Connecticut lead answering with a 19-7 run to cut the deficit to eight points. Connecticut answered with a 7-0 run and the game was never in doubt after that. Isaiah Wong led Miami with 15 points and Jordan Miller had 11 as the only other Miami Hurricanes player in double figures.

Connecticut was the only team this season to hold Miami under 60 points. Miller has exhausted his eligibility. Wong likely will likely begin his professional career. Barring a transfer everyone else should return to Miami in 2023-24. The future for Miami basketball is bright entering next season.

Miami took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run double by Dario Gomez. A Carlos Perez home run in the seventh inning extended the lead to 3-0. Florida State scored one in the eighth and one in the ninth before Andrew Walters closed the game out for Miami. Andrew Walters pitched the last 1.1 innings for the save.

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Gage Ziehl had his best start of the season for Miami. Ziehl pitched 7.2 innings, allowing four hits and one run with one walk and nine strikeouts. Miami improved to 18-9 overall with the win, 7-4 in the ACC and 16-3 at home this season. Florida State drops to 12-14 overall and 3-8 in the ACC with its ninth straight loss.