The Miami Hurricanes Hoops team followed back-to-back 11 point wins with a huge blowout of CB Quart tonight, from Spain.
And while we can not be 100% sure of the quality of opponent, we are pretty confident the very capable coaching staff led by Jim Larranaga is helping this team improve significantly each time out.
Here are some of the details we gathered via Social Media (special thanks to @CanesHoops for the clutch updates).
But before we get to tonight's game and ICYMI highlight's from Sunday's 77-66 victory over Albacete Baloncesto.
Need a morning dose of Canes Hoops? Here are Sunday night's highlights from UM's win over Albacete http://t.co/Tex5zCDld3— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 19, 2014
Another interesting venue this evening from Spain:
Tonight's venue at CB Quart in Banyoles, Spain, the home of the rowing venue in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics pic.twitter.com/eMJxXhIpu6— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 20, 2014
I am not sure we will see this particular line-up come ACC play, but a very interesting look nonetheless:
But come regular season we can look for big time play from both freshman Ja'Quan Newton and RS Frosh Deandre Burnett.
Promotion to the starting line-up seemed to fire up Niagra transfer Joe Thomas.
Another block by Joe Thomas! He's got two in the half 33-25 #Canes— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 20, 2014
The 'Canes seem to be getting contributions from almost everywhere during these exhibitions:
Miami was in control after 20 minutes (2 10 minute quarters):
Canes lead CB Quart 46-31 at the half.— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 20, 2014
And in the second half, freshman big Omar Sherman got the Hurricanes off to a good start. From what we have seen/heard Sherman is having a very good trip.
OMAR SHERMAN with the dunk from McClellan #LetsGoooo— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 20, 2014
But it has been Sheldon McClellan who has clearly stood out the most:
It was all UM in the second half.
Ivan Cruz Uceda playing the role of Shane Larkin? The big man definitely has nice hands.
.@ivancruzuceda with 2 steals this quarter and 5 for the game with 1:51 left in the 3rd— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 20, 2014
And the hits just kept coming.
And the Final Score:
McClellan leads the Canes with 16p, 6r while Burnett adds 15p, Newton with 13p and Reed notches 13p, 8r. Jekiri adds 6r for the Canes.— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) August 20, 2014
Also from UM:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team continued its winning ways Wednesday night in Spain with an 86-64 victory over CB Quart in Banyoles.
Four Hurricanes scored in double digits, led by Sheldon McClellan’s 16 points. Deandre Burnett added 15 points while Davon Reed and Ja’Quan Newton added 13 apiece. On the boards, Reed pulled down a team-high eight, as McClellan and Tonye Jekiri each had six. James Palmer notched five assists, added to four from Manu Lecomte and three from Burnett.
In three games in Spain, McClellan is averaging 19.0 points and 5.7 rebounds, followed by Burnett’s 11.3 ppg and Newton’s 10.7 ppg. On the glass, Cruz Uceda has posted 11.3 rpg while Jekiri is at 7.3 rpg.
The Canes hit a Spain-best 65.3 percent (32-49) from the field and 72.0 (18-25) from the free throw line. Miami recorded 18 assists on their 32 made shots, the most assists in a game this trip.
Deandre Burnett started the game by knocking down a 3-pointer, but the Canes quickly fell behind, 9-3. Just five minutes into the game, the Canes tied the score at 16 when Newton converted a 3-point play with a bucket and free throw. After back-and-forth leads, Miami led 21-29 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
Walk on freshman Chris Stowell saw his first gametime action on the trip, attempting one 3-pointer in his three minutes on the floor.
Box Score HERE
Highlights to be added when they are available.
The 'Canes finish up with AEC Collblanc Torrassa tomorrow night. For live updates during the games you can follow @