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.
Canes starters for the first game in Spain: So. Lecomte, Jr. McClellan, So. Reed, Fr. Sherman, Jr. Jekiri. Tip at 8 p.m. local / 2 p.m. ET— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 15, 2014
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..
At the half, Uceda has 14 boards, McClellan with 10 pts and Newton with 9. #Canes lead 36-32— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 15, 2014
UM looks to have had a balanced attack.
Unofficial stats from today's game: McClellan 17p, 8r; Newton 17p, 3r; Burnett 10p, 1r; Palmer 10p, 6r.— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 15, 2014
Hopefully, the first of many wins this year.
Final score 79-68 #Canes here in Madrid.— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 15, 2014
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
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