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Miami Hoops Win 1st Exhibition in Spain 79-68

UM victorious Vs Eurocolegio Casvi in first of 4 games they will play overseas.


Unfortunately there was no live stream of the game.  And as is the case in these type exhibitions, it is hard to judge how well the team played because the opponent is essentially an unknown quantity.

But here is what we do know.

Angel Rodriguez, to our knowledge did not play, due to a balky knee.

Ivan Cruz Uceda, while not in the starting line-up, was apparently a monster on the glass.  He was likely very comfortable playing in his home country..

UM looks to have had a balanced attack.

Hopefully, the first of many wins this year.

Here are the full details (Courtesy UM)

The University of Miami men’s basketball team defeated Eurocolegio Casvi, 79-68, Friday night in the Hurricanes’ first game of their educational and competitive tour of Spain.

Junior Sheldon McClellan and freshman Ja’Quan Newton posted team-high points with 17 apiece. Madrid native Ivan Cruz Uceda pulled down 17 rebounds, 14 in the first half, and added five points, two steals and an assist for the Canes. McClellan added eight rebounds, two assists and a steal while Newton notched three rebounds, two steals and a pair of assists.

Redshirt freshman Deandre Burnett added 10 points while rookie James Palmer recorded 10 points, six rebounds, two steals and an assist.

The game, which the Canes led from start to finish, was played in four 12-minute quarters, and using FIBA rules, with a deeper 3-point line and wider lane, to name a few of the changes.

The projected attendance was 275, with 50 percent Miami fans, 30 percent fans of Cruz Uceda's and the rest just cheering for basketball.

Update: Quasi Box Score HERE

The 'Canes next take on Albacete Baloncesto on Sunday.  For live updates during the games you can follow @CanesHoops

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