Originally written January 14, 2013 on SCACC Hoops:
Miami moved to 3-0 with a Sunday night win over Maryland.  The game was a hard watch, especially in the 1st half which saw neither team reach 20 points.  The second half picked up a bit, but it was still far from well played.  Miami's 3-0 start is impressive considering Reggie Johnson's absence, but perhaps it took Johnson's injury to help identify what this team does well? As Jason (I don't call him Jay) Williams pointed out on the broadcast, its Kenny Kadji that is Miami's best pro prospect.  Kadji has to be the focus on of the offense, and maybe that wasn't clear early in the season.  College teams simply don't have players that can guard Kadji, who has the ability to knock down 3's (making him a pick & pop nightmare), drive to the basket, and post up smaller players.  While the Hurricanes miss Johnson's scoring potential down low, Julian Gamble has been fantastic.  Gamble is exactly what you would want in a player filling in for Johnson.  He has experience, he's a good post defender and rebounder, and he is a low maintenance player.  He doesn't need touches to create energy. On the other side of last night's game, Maryland fans are asking what happened to the Terps in Miami? Miami/Maryland Highlights  Team Conf Pct Overall Pct  NC State  3-0  1.000  14-2  0.875  Miami  3-0  1.000  12-3  0.800  Duke  2-1  0.667  15-1  0.938  FSU  2-1  0.667  10-6  0.625  Wake Forest  2-1  0.667  9-6  0.600  Maryland  1-2  0.333  13-3  0.813  UNC  1-2  0.333  11-5  0.688  Virginia  1-2  0.333  11-5  0.688  Virginia Tech  1-2  0.333  10-6  0.625  Clemson  1-2  0.333  9-6  0.600  Boston College  1-2  0.333  9-7  0.563  Georgia Tech  0-3  0.000  10-5  0.667  Injury Report  Ryan Kelly (DU) reinjured right foot John Auslander (MD) left tibia fracture, out for season Reggie Johnson (MI) broken thumb, mid Feb return Jordan Vandenberg (ST) Knee Marshall Wood (VT) broken left foot Links Cavs get hot but cool down after big win DuPree: Blue Devil fans can circle Feb. 7 on their calendars A fan, a coach, and the red sea of Wolfpack revelry Matchups favored N.C. State in win over Duke Cavaliers beaten at own game by Clemson Maryland suffers ugly loss at Miami, 54-47 Terrapins fall to Hurricanes Miami Hurricanes defeat Maryland, coast to a great start in ACC play Yesterday's Games Matchup    Maryland 47 @ Miami 54  Box Today's Games Time Matchup TV   No Games on the Schedule  
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