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“Bombs Away, 86-63!”
January 24, 2023

The streak is over!

Miami quickly jumped out to a double digital lead and never looked back, as the Canes dominated Florida State, 86-63, on Tuesday night in Tallahassee. The win ended a nine-game losing streak to the Noles. Miami (16-4, 7-3 ACC) registered its fifth-largest win in the UM-FSU series.

The Canes went on a 18-0 run right out of the gate, building a 19-4 lead 4.5 minutes into the game. Miami was dominate in every phase of the game, shooting 60.6 percent (9-14 from beyond the arc) and out rebounding FSU 22-6 to take a 54-28 lead into the break. Miami sank nine first-half 3-pointers and had 14 assists (a season high).

Miami’s balanced attack had all five starters in double figures.
Nigel Pack
and Isaiah Wong led the way with each scoring 18 points. Wooga Poplar contributed 13 points, Jordan Miller and Norchad Omier finished with 12 apiece. Omier registered another double-double with 11 rebounds.

For the game Miami shot 56.4 percent (31 of 55), making 11 of 22 threes. Miami also held the overall rebounding edge, 40-23.  FSU shot 41.3 percent, hitting only 3 of 22 from beyond the arc.

Miami head coach
Jim Larrañaga recorded his 112th ACC win, passing UVA’s Terry Holland. Larrañaga is now has the 10th most ACC wins all-time.

Miami will complete its three-game road trip in Pittsburgh on Saturday, taking on the Panthers at 4:00 p.m.  TV coverage will be provided on ESPNU.

GO Canes!

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