The Miami Hurricanes football team has lost a game before the men’s basketball team this fall season.
Hurricanes continue to take care of business by defeating the North Florida Ospreys 86-65.
Hurricanes were led by Bruce Brown who scored 14 points, and Miami forced a season-high 20 turnovers
“I think Bruce is playing like Clark Kent — a little conservative, has the glasses on, the suit on,” Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. “At some point, hopefully, soon, he’ll remove the glasses and become Superman.”
The Hurricanes put at least five players in double figures in scoring for the fourth time in five games.
The Hurricanes became the third team in Larranaga’s seven seasons to start 5-0. The 2014-15 and 2015-16 squads also won their first five games.
Miami has yet to trail in the second half this season.
Now we can take the icing off the cupcake.
The Hurricanes will play at No. 14 Minnesota on Wednesday in the ACC-Big 10 challenge. The Gophers are Miami’s first 2017-18 opponent that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season.
Redshirt freshman forward Sam Waardenburg earned his first extended playing time for Miami after sitting out the first three games because of a back injury. Waardenburg finished with nine points and six rebounds.
Hurricanes improved to 5-0 for the first time since the 2014-15 team started 8-0. Hurricanes men’s basketball is ranked 10th in the AP poll. Miami is the only school in the country with top ten teams in basketball and football.