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This Week in Canes Hoops: 1/8 Edition

Each squad went 1-1 in their conference games.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Miami at Wake Forest Photo by David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Monday! So, who wins tonight: Washington or Michigan? I am torn to be honest. Mostly, I am happy not having to watch an SEC team play for the championship for the first time in what seems like forever. Yay for parity.

We’re back for another week of Miami Hurricanes Men’s and Women’s Basketball. The guys beat #16 Clemson at home on Wednesday night, then lost in OT to Wake Forest on the road on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Canes lost at Boston College on Thursday night, then returned home to beat Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon.

Last week:

I recapped Miami’s 95-82 win over Clemson. Coach L’s squad looked great in the second half, exploding for 60 points, while outscoring the Tigers by 19 points. Kyshawn George stepped up for the injured Wooga Poplar, scoring 12 points and dishing out 5 assists. He did have some really dumb turnovers, leading the team with 4. Luckily, the good plays outweighed the bad ones.

I also recapped Miami’s 86-82 overtime loss at Wake Forest. Such a tough defeat for Coach L’s squad. I could nitpick some things, but the Canes played a good game overall. They definitely played good enough to win. After jumping out to a quick five-point lead in overtime, I thought they would. Damnit. Saturday was this season’s only matchup between the two teams. Hopefully Miami gets another chance at the Demon Deacons in the ACC Tournament.

The Lady Canes fell to BC, 70-64. Kyla Oldacre led the way with 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Jaida Patrick chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. This was a tight game throughout. Miami could not get it going from long distance, shooting 3-15 on the night. It was a tough loss for Coach Meier’s squad, who were looking for their first conference win after last week’s home-loss to Louisville.

The ladies whooped Wake Forest, 77-47. Jasmyne Roberts led Miami with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Lemyah Hilton chipped in 11 points and 3 rebounds. Coach Meier’s squad was in control of this game from the start, building an 11-point lead by the end of the first quarter. They put the game away in the third quarter, where they outscored Wake by 13. The Lady Canes shot 49% from the field and 43% from three-point range. Same story with the ladies: they shoot well, they win.

This week:

The guys host Louisville on Wednesday, 1/10 at 7:00 PM EST. The game will be televised on ACC Network. The Cardinals are terrible again this season, at 5-9, 0-3 ACC. Miami then travels to Blacksburg, VA to take on Virginia Tech on Saturday, 1/13 at 7:00 PM EST. The game will be televised on ACC Network. The Hokies are 9-5, 1-2 ACC, with their win coming against Louisville.

The Lady Canes play on the road against two ranked teams. They first visit #11 Virginia Tech on Thursday, 1/11 at 8:00 PM EST. The game will be televised on ACC Network. The Hokies are 12-2, with their losses coming against #3 Iowa and #7 LSU. Miami then plays at #18 Notre Dame on Sunday, 1/14 at 12:00 PM EST. The game will be televised on CW Network. The Fighting Irish are 10-2 this season.

GO CANES!