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Slumping Miami Basketball Squad Returns to Action Tonight Vs College of Charleston

The 'Canes have lost 3 of their last 4, and this is their final tune-up before ACC play.

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First they lost to Green Bay, and we thought, well that was just a wake up call.

Then they were taken apart by Eastern Kentucky, and well we sensed there was trouble.

Finally a thorough beating at the hands of Providence.

What do we make of this UM Hoops team now?

Truth be known, they at least showed some fight Vs the Friars, but poor transition defense and an abysmal shooting night (5-27 on threes,many of them good looks) doomed them in Brooklyn.

So can Miami bounce back and win tonight Vs a 5-7 Charleston squad?

They better.

ACC play starts this weekend Vs undefeated, Top 5 UVA.

Fun time is over.  Road games Vs Duke and Notre Dame are also on tap in the next couple of weeks. Another sluggish performance tonight, in what should be a tune-up, and we can all sound the alarms.

The good news is that although PG Angel Rodriguez had another rough shooting night Vs Providence(6-15 from the floor), he played with the heart and competitive spirit what was missing Vs EKU.

Leading scorer Sheldon McClellan, was also 6-15 in UM's last contest, but is too good of a player to be held down for long.

The Hurricanes will also need Manu Lecomte and Deandre Burnett to find their shooting touches as well.

There are still a lot of pieces for Jim Larranaga and his skilled staff to work with.

CoC is led by Canyon Berry (12.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg. 2.3 apg) who just happens to be the son of arguably Miami's best ever hoops player, in Rick Barry.

The Cougars have already lost to big programs like West Virginia, Connecticut, and LSU.  All of those teams have aspirations of an NCAA berth.

If the 'Canes want to keep their hopes alive, they too better beat Charleston.

Game Info (7PM EST):

Miami vs. College of Charleston

When

Dec. 30, 2014

Where

BankUnited Center | Coral Gables, Fla.

Tickets

CanesTix.com

Television

ESPN3

Radio

560 WQAM | WVUM 90.5 | Sirius 157 | XM 201