Defensive linemen Rueben Bain and Leonard Taylor and wide receivers Breshard Smith and Colbie Young were the Miami Hurricanes player representatives. Miami Head Coach Jim Larrañaga will be joined by returning starters Norchad Omier and Nijel Pack at the ACC Men’s Basketball Tipoff in Charlotte on Wednesday.
Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald wrote “Miami freshman Rueben ‘Hurricane’ Bain ‘manhandling’ opponents, drawing national attention.” Miller Degnan quoted Bain from his nearly 10 minutes with reporters on Tuesday, Mario Cristobal and Bain’s cousin and former Hurricane Tolbert Bain discussing his play.
Smith, Taylor and Young all had big impacts in the 28-20 double-overtime win over Clemson on Saturday. Smith had nine touches for 123 yards, Taylor, five tackles and two tackles for loss and Young six receptions for 76 yards and a key fourth-quarter touchdown to ignite a 10-point Miami comeback versus Clemson.
The Miami Hurricanes basketball representatives at ACC Tipoff arrive in Charlotte in a very different position than a year ago. Following its first Final Four, Miami returns Pack, Wooga Poplar and Omier as starters in 2023-24. Miami is second among ACC teams in the Preseason AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Polls.
In a pair of articles, On3 wrote about Mario Cristobal discussing how Tyler Van Dyke helped Emory Williams prepare for Clemson last week and the performance of the freshman versus the Tigers. On Monday, Cristobal stated that Miami expects to have Van Dyke healthy for the game on Saturday versus Virginia.
Alex Donno of All Hurricanes and Locked on Canes wrote about “Rueben Bain’s Motor Is Unbelievable” | Former Miami DB Tolbert Bain Breaks Down Freshman Phenom Cousin.” Tolbert Bain was on Locked on Canes with Donno and Bruce Warner for Truth Teller Tuesdays discussing the Clemson performance by Ruben Bain.
Matt Norlander of CBS Sports has Miami 19th in his “College basketball rankings: CBS Sports’ Top 100 And 1 best teams heading into the 2023-24 season.” Norlander asked, “Will Miami be the boss of the ACC after making its first Final Four in history?” Norland gave a brief preview of the 2023-24 Miami basketball season.