Miami men's basketball team improved to 5-0 after defeating North Florida Ospreys 86-65 in a collaborative scoring effort.
The No. 11-ranked Hurricanes offensive effort has been balanced all season with at least five players score in double figures in four of five games.
The ‘Canes defense has been dominant too holding four straight opponents under 60 points and North Florida to a season-low 65 points.
Here is David E Berry’s piece about Miami’s stellar defense
Canes Hoops: Riding the Defense Until the Offense Fully Figures it Out (Kind of like the football team?) https://t.co/qeatZkP0kp pic.twitter.com/cDSPo3lPca— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) November 26, 2017
The offense’ scoring trend continued against North Florida with five ‘Canes scoring in double digits.
Sophomore Bruce Brown Jr. led the way scoring 14 points while shooting 50 percent from the field. Brown hauled in seven rebounds, four assists, and tied his career high with three steals.
Bruce Brown Jr. ➡️ #SCtop10 https://t.co/DLXkq8U0BE— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) November 25, 2017
Sophomore Dewan Huell has scored double figures in all five games this season. He reached double digits for the fifth straight game with 13 points and 6 boards.
Junior Anthony Lawrence II scored 14 points, senior Ja’Quan Newton added 12 points, and freshman Chris Lykes finished with 10 points.
The offense shot 50 percent from the field in the rout against the Ospreys. The ‘Canes jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in the second half.
Five games, five wins.@CanesHoops is rolling. Highlights from their win over North Florida. pic.twitter.com/7H2MzJEaPH— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) November 26, 2017
Jim Larranaga’s squad is also getting production from the bench. The bench contributed 31 points against North Florida and the ‘Canes scored a season-high 54 points in the paint.
Miami will need to continue this balanced offensive production on Nov. 29 to beat Minnesota in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.