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Miami (FL) Hurricanes Should Learn From Kansas Jayhawks

Jim Larranaga Miami Hurricanes

Jeremy Brevard-US Presswire

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes found themselves at the wrong end of a stunning 80-65 score.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are now tied for 8th in the ACC after their shocking win. Even the teams beneath them, the Boston College Eagles, Virginia Tech Hokies and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets beat Wake Forest.

Nevertheless, to the surprise of almost all college basketball experts and fans, the Demon Deacons pulled off the upset victory on Saturday.

After further review, was it more Wake Forest or was it more Miami’s doing?

Sure the Demon Deacons shot the ball exceptionally well, 54.2 percent field goal and 58.4 percent three-point field goal, however, a closer look at some of Miami’s previous games, may tell a different tale.

Despite huge wins versus the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Teels, the Hurricanes last three games were not so lopsided.

Miami barely eeked by the Florida State Seminoles, Clemson Tigers and Virginia Cavaliers. They won those games by a combined 12 points and should have been beat in most likely all of those games.

If not all of them, definitely the Clemson game, which the Tigers had a chance to tie the game twice in the final seconds of the game and were leading for most of the game.

Miami’s loss is almost reminiscent of the Kansas Jayhawks struggles before their three game slide. The Jayhawks struggled against several opponents before losing to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Lawrence, Ks., which was the start of their three game losing streak.

Although the Hokies do not seem like much of a threat, they are probably just as imposing if not more than TCU looked to the Jayhawks. Then with Duke on the horizon, after Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes could have their own three game losing streak of their own brewing.

The Hurricanes can only hope that they have learned from the Jayhawks to see what could be in store for them.

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