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Miami shooting for its third ACC win in a row

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The ‘Canes have to get past the Seminoles to win three in a row in conference play.

NCAA Basketball: Miami at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Hurricanes (15-4, 4-3) travel to Tallahassee to face Florida State Saturday.

This year’s squad defeated the Seminoles, 80-74, at Watsco Center in the first matchup between the teams this season on Jan. 7.

Miami will look to build off the win earlier this month against the ‘Noles and carry the momentum from the team’s first two-game win streak in conference play.

The Hurricanes beat NC State, 86-81, Jan. 21 then knocked off Louisville, who was ranked second in the ACC behind Virginia, 78-75 in an overtime thriller Wednesday night.

Miami needed a heroic shot by freshman sensation Lonnie Walker IV to send the game against the Cardinal into overtime. Walker carried the Canes for most of the night and his layup tied the game with 4.8 seconds remaining in regulation.

The freshman guard scored at least 25 points twice this season. Walker dropped 26 points against Boston University on Dec. 5 and added 25 points against Louisville on Jan. 24.

The Hurricanes jumped out to a hot 10-0 start to open the season and rose to No.6 in the AP poll before suffering loses to New Mexico State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Duke.

The losses dropped the ‘Canes out of the AP Top 25, but the team is holding at No.24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Miami has faltered in a few games this season, but the team has found ways to bounce back and win tough games.

The ‘Canes have won back-to-back conference games and hope to extend the streak against in-state rival Florida State 4 pm Saturday.