Jim Larranaga looked at the first box score of Miami's season, scanning the Hurricanes' defensive numbers.
They allowed St. Francis Brooklyn to shoot only 37 percent from the field, 29 percent from 3-point range, and forced 17 turnovers Friday night. Going back to January 2000, the last 19 times a Miami team put together a game with defensive statistics like those, it not only left the court with a victory but did so by an average of 25 points.
Not this time.
The reigning Atlantic Coast Conference champions are starting anew.
Miami's offense was offensive on opening night. After just one game, it's already clear that finding scoring will be a problem for a program that's coming off ACC regular-season and tournament titles. Miami fell to St. Francis Brooklyn - a program that hasn't finished over .500 since 2003-04 - 66-62 in overtime, a game in which the Hurricanes shot only 31 percent and went 0 for 15 from 3-point range.
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