Miami (FL) Continues to Dominate ACC Play With Win Over Florida State

By Anthony Lenahan
Steve Mitchell-USA Today Sports

Miami is the only undefeated team left in ACC play and they get that streak going as they dominated Florida State in all aspects of the game tonight.  The Hurricanes did not have a let down game after beating No. 1 Duke by 27 points on Wednesday night as they beat the Seminoles by 24 tonight.

Reggie Johnson is back in action for Jim Larranaga and that means the Hurricanes finally have a healthy and suspension-less team.  With Johnson, the Hurricanes now have a complete team and really have no weaknesses.  This team has been playing without all their top players together the whole season and that has caused them to lose a couple of games, but in the long run it has helped in the development of players like Kenny Kadji.

The last two games, with their full squad, the Hurricanes have managed to obliterate two of the better teams in the ACC by an average of 25 points.  Now there is no questions to be asked about Miami being a legitimate contender.  This is a top 10 team with everyone playing.

Tonight, the Canes shot only 42 percent from the field and still won by 24.  They won by that much because they defended and limited the Seminoles to 30 percent shooting and out-rebounded them as well.

Also Miami racked up 19 assists on 27 made baskets.  That just shows how unselfish this team is and how much chemistry they have developed.  Shane Larkin and Durand Scott can flat out play.  Tonight they didn’t score as effectively as they would have liked, but they combined for 10 assists.

Add in Kadji and Johnson down low and you have four really good players.  Kadji is a super athletic big man who can play with the best of the best and Johnson is a block in the paint.

Don’t sleep on Julian Gamble and Trey McKinney Jones either.  Gamble is a forward who can score and block shots.  Tonight he recorded an easy four blocked shots, while Jones lit off the scoring column with 15 points to lead the Canes.

Miami is a complete team and has dominated ACC play so far.  Look for them to continue to do what they have been doing because they are that good.

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