CORAL GABLES, FL - JANUARY 18: Durand Scott #1 of the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes drives to the rim during a game against the Clemson Tigers on January 18, 2012 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Huge opportunity today for Miami, as they take on the Blue Devils and the Cameron Indoor jazz-handers this afternoon. The Canes haven't beaten Duke since Feb 2008 at the BUC, when they went on to make the NCAA tourney.
That's no accident. Miami sits at 4-3 in the ACC, but at the end of the day, you need a marquee win or two, and Miami doesn't have one so far this year. They'll have several chances down the stretch, and this is the first and likely most improbable opportunity.
Kenny Kadji will return today from a head injury that kept him out of Wednesday's victory vs Maryland, and will be key with Reggie Johnson to try to keep the surging Plumlees from dominating down low. It will also be interesting to see what Miami does against Rivers. As good defensively as Shane Larkin and Durand Scott have been recently, they can't guard him one-on-one consistently.