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Shane Larkin and Durand Scott: The Best Backcourt In College Basketball

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You can say that the starting backcourt for the Miami (FL) Hurricanes are a warm front. Shane Larkin and Durand Scott have been on fire this season. They are arguably the best backcourt in college basketball this season. In their most recent game against the Florida State Seminoles, Larkin scored 22 points (9-15 field goals) and had four assists. Scott added 13 points (6-10 field goals) and three assists. As a team, Miami shot 63.8% from the field the entire game. Larkin and Scott were 60% from the field collectively (15-25 field goals).

Miami’s offense is based around their backcourt. They are the inspiration for the entire team. The drawback about the Larkin and Scott’s performance against Florida State is the fact that they committed nine of Miami’s 16 turnovers. Although committing turnovers is bad, I want my players to be aggressive. I would not have a problem with this statistic if I was the head coach. In order to be successful, you have to take chances. You cannot be timid. Miami takes chances and they are far from being intimidated by their opponents.

Miami has beaten the Duke Blue Devils by 26 points and the North Carolina Tar Heels by 27 points. These victories have thrust Miami into the spotlight. Now, Miami has seven games left on their schedule. The only game that I view as a possible loss is the away game against Duke on March 2nd, 2013. In the past, Miami has only been viewed as a football powerhouse school. However, this season may possibly be the beginning of Miami being viewed as a powerhouse in football and basketball.