Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NCAAB

Miami aims to continue strong road play at Syracuse

Miami aims to continue strong road play at Syracuse

The Hurricanes, whose 9-2 road record is the envy of almost every team in the nation, visit for an Atlantic Coast Conference contest on Saturday afternoon.

It’s the regular-season finale for both the Hurricanes (21-9, 13-6 ACC) and the Orange (15-15, 9-10).

Only Duke, Southern California, Wisconsin, VCU and Davidson join Miami with at least nine road wins and two or fewer losses.

Miami freshman guard Wooga Poplar was asked how the teams has been so successful on the road.

“Keeping composed, not taking teams for granted, being humble and taking games one by one,” he said.

Miami escaped with an 88-87 home win over Syracuse in their previous meeting on Jan. 5. The Hurricanes trailed that game by 18 points in the first half, but they rallied behind guard Charlie Moore’s 25 points and six assists. He made 6 of 10 shots from 3-point range and Miami also got 19 points from Kameron McGusty and 14 from Isaiah Wong.

The Hurricanes have thrived this year by forcing turnovers, and they did it to Syracuse, too. Miami forced 19 miscues — a season high for Syracuse at the time — and the Hurricanes turned that into 25 points.

McGusty ranks fourth in the ACC in scoring (17.4). Wong, who is coming off a season-high 27-point game against Boston College on Wednesday, ranks 12th in the league at 15.5.

Syracuse, which is 11-4 at home this season, is led by Buddy Boeheim, who ranks second in the ACC in scoring (19.0). His brother, Jimmy Boeheim, averages 13.3 points per game.

Their father is legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, who confirmed this week he will return next season.

Boeheim, 77, said there is a plan in place to eventually replace him as coach, although it’s unspecified.

The main thing, he said, is to keep his word to his recruits.

“If I (retired) now, after giving my word to those players, it would look like I’m quitting because we’re having a bad year,” Boeheim said.

Besides the Boeheims, the Orange are led by Cole Swider (13.7 scoring average) and Joseph Girard III (13.3).

In that loss to Miami earlier this season, Syracuse got 26 points from Girard, 22 from Jesse Edwards and 20 from Swider. But the Boeheims were held down in scoring — nine for Buddy and seven for Jimmy on 2-for-14 combined shooting.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

PlayAction Podcast

PlayAction Pod | SGPN’s $500 NBA Finals Prop Contest

NBA

Terrell Furman Jr. from SGPN’s NBA Gambling Podcast joins the show to preview the NBA Finals. We break down each question in SGPN’s $500 NBA Finals...

PlayAction Pod | Talking NFL Draft With OddsChecker
PlayAction Pod | Talking NFL Draft With OddsChecker

NFL

OddsChecker’s NFL Draft Props Contest  Completely free to enter. Just click the link, sign up, and answer all the questions. Whoever gets the most...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Final Four With Screen The Screener
PlayAction Pod | Talking Final Four With Screen The Screener

March Madness

Gus Kearns of the Screen The Screener Podcast joins the show to break down this weekend’s Final Four.     0:00 Intro 0:35 Gus talks...

PlayAction Pod | Talking March Madness With Quarter4
PlayAction Pod | Talking March Madness With Quarter4

March Madness

Danijela Covic, Co-Founder and CSO of Quarter4.io, joins the show to talk about the predictive data Quarter4 is making available to PlayAction users during...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Longhorn Hoops With InsideTexas
PlayAction Pod | Talking Longhorn Hoops With InsideTexas

March Madness

Joe Cook of InsideTexas.com joins the show to talk Longhorn Hoops.   0:00 Intro 0:49 What were the expectations for Texas coming into Chris...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Ohio State Hoops With BuckeyeScoop
PlayAction Pod | Talking Ohio State Hoops With BuckeyeScoop

March Madness

Tony Gerdeman of BuckeyeScoop.com joins the show to talk Ohio State Basketball in advance of March Madness

PlayAction Pod | Talking Houston Hoops With Kris Gardner
PlayAction Pod | Talking Houston Hoops With Kris Gardner

March Madness

Kris Gardner of The Houston Roundball Review – TheHRR.com – joins the show to talk about the Houston Cougars, their season so far and...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Arizona Hoops With AllSportsTucson
PlayAction Pod | Talking Arizona Hoops With AllSportsTucson

March Madness

Steve Rivera of AllSportsTucson joins the show to talk about #2 Arizona.

PlayAction Pod | Talking Baylor Hoops With SicEm365
PlayAction Pod | Talking Baylor Hoops With SicEm365

March Madness

Paul Catalina of SicEm365.com joins the show to talk Baylor Bears Hoops. 0:00 Intro 0:33 Catalina talks about Baylor expectations coming into the season...