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Courtside blog: UM 78, Ga. Tech 68 (F)

Bring on the ACC. I'm here at BankUnited Center for UM's ACC-opener against Georgia Tech. I'll be here to give you my thoughts during the game as well as updates. Be sure to watch the game on TV and tune into 560 WQAM if you can't get to one.

But give me your thoughts here. UM is a 5-point favorite according to Las Vegas. I'd say that's about right. Georgia Tech's 7-7 record is a bit deceiving. The Yellow Jackets have lost 6 of their 7 games by nine points or less.

FIRST HALF
- 15:52 left, Ga. Tech 6, UM 4: Canes have come out looking a bit nervous here in the early going. They are rushing a lot of shots, trying to be aggressive. A lot of the shots simply aren't falling.
- 13:18 left, GT 14, UM 4: A nervous start has now officially turned into a horrendous start. The Hurricanes haven't hit a basket since Brian Asbury sunk a jumper with 17:30 left to give UM a 4-2 lead. Tech has gone on a 12-0 run and UM has missed everything it has put up.
- 11:15 left, GT 16, UM 7: Anthony King finally ended an 0-for-10 Hurricanes drought with a score inside and a foul. It made the score 14-7. Jack McClinton has attempted one shot up to this point. Not good for your leading scorer to not even attempt more than one shot up until now.
- 7:34 left, GT 22, UM 12: The Hurricanes have scored three points of their last five points on free throws. Turnovers and bad shots are killing them. Anthony Morrow has 10 points including the last three-pointer for the Yellow Jackets.
- 5:01 left, GT 22, UM 21: Is your adrenaline pumping yet? The Canes have gone on a 11-0 run to make it a game again. Georgia Tech has helped out. First Gani Lawal was called for a technical. Then coach Paul Hewitt was T'D up. ACC basketball. The BankUnited Center is finally feeling it. Give Jimmy Graham some credit for sparking this. He had a dunk, then a couple of nice post moves for baskets to get this rally going. The Canes are starting to take advantage in the post and it's creating baskets and opportunities.
- Halftime, UM 33, GT 31: It was a frantic finish into the break. Can't say enough about how much Jimmy Graham has contributed here with his offensive rebounds and put-backs. James Dews hit back-to-back jumpers to finally put UM up with 49.6 seconds left in the half. An impressive comeback to take the lead for UM considering how poorly it played early on.

KEY FIRST HALF NUMBERS -- FG%: UM 13-35 (37%), GT 12-29 (41%). REB: GT 21, UM 20. 2nd chance points: UM 14, GT 6. Leading scorers -- GT: J. Smith 10, Morrow 10; UM: Graham 9.

SECOND HALF...
- 17:30 left, UM 37, GT 31:
The Canes have clawed for two early baskets, an Asbury layup and McClinton lay-in to extend their lead a bit.
- 15:51 left, UM 41, Ga. Tech 37: Miami went 0 for 9 from three-point range in the first half and so far has missed its first three attempts from three-point range in the second. The Hurricanes had shot the ball extremely well from long-distance before today. The 10-day lay-off might have a little to do with it. But consider those numbers and the fact Miami is still winning this game, its a good sign.
- 11:55 left, UM 53, GT 45: Start sending your thank you letters to James Dews. After finally hitting a pair of baskets late in the first half, he's got the motor running. His three-pointer with 14:55 left ended an 0-13 UM 3-point draught. He's since followed it up with another three-pointer and runner to give Miami a bit of a comfortable lead. Dews leads the team with 14 points. Jimmy Graham has 11.
- 7:01 left, UM 59, GT 47: A lot of sloppy basketball in the last five minutes. Jack McClinton just looks uncomfortable out there. He's put up lots of bad shots. The story today has been the play of Jimmy Graham and James Dews. Both have hit some big shots. Let's see if the Hurricanes can hold on to this 12-point lead.
- 5:45 left, UM 63, GT 56: We are getting down to the nitty-gritty and two of UM's lightning rods today are on the bench. Graham has four fouls. Dews left with 5:52 with an apparent left leg injury. He's being looked at on the bench.
- 1:57 left, UM 71, GT 63: It looks like this one is going to come down to free throws the rest of the way -- and if UM can protect the ball and not turn it over.
- :58.5 left, UM 73, GT 63: Jack McClinton hit an important runner with 1:26 left to basically ice it. Looks like UM is going to come awaty with this game with what it was supposed to -- a 14-1, 1-0 ACC record.

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???????.....watch what i say to you....HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.....Oh i am soooo sorry....HA HA HA

Judging from tour post and your post name U R the one one with a bright future at Burger King!

U get the picture despite the typos!

Latest on the transcripts for MNW kids??? Is the Florida visit really bull?

My name is Canister-nipe i don't rite so good...hold on.....yes ma'am we still have da whoppper....anyway i goota go it is shifte change and my friend is cumming to play nintendo wiie with me...bye.

Your post name says it all.. gator fans make great lawn furniture??? What kind of dumb shit is that? U better hope I dont work at BK and know who you are cause you would get my secret sauce on your whopper! Now go get yo momma's foot tub ready cause you know her feet are killing her after waiting tables all day! THE NOTORIOUS N.I.P. HAS SPOKEN!

At least my mom makes a living on her feet.............

gator fans make great lawn furniture - I started at BK in 1987, I now own 18 of them in TX and OK. I'm sure I make a lot more $ than U!

Damn...I really wish I could've gone today. Sucks that I go to almost every home game before this one, but now when it really counts, I can't get tickets...

How was the crowd? Hopefully the atmosphere was decent, because otherwise I'll be pissed that some uninterested stiffs were at the game while I wasn't...

gator fans make great lawn furniture,

Your mom makes a living on her feet and with her mouth! U can give a bj w/o leaving your feet, all U have to do is bend down... hell, i should'nt have to explain it to U, you seen yo momma at work behind the waffle house!

Come on guys, moms are sacred!!!

My husband and I have only been in Miami for five years and have yet to see a Canes' sporting event. Does anyone have any idea how much tickets cost to see the game in person if you're not a student?

Posted by: michelle | January 12, 2008 at 04:37 PM
as low as $10 ... 800gocanes

How was the crowd?

Posted by: Cane Mutiny | January 12, 2008 at 11:44 PM
http://www.cejasphoto.com/img/v3/p332209908-4.jpg
large, loud & obnoxious : )

You're right, PLAY THE FRESHMEN! No more mom jokes. I apologize for the vulgarity. I would also like to apologize to you too, gaytor fans make great lawn furniture. No more jokes about moms. I'm gonna get off your mom...LITERALLY! JUST JOKING!

per Assoc. AD Jim Frevola, former marlin dontrelle d-train willis and other celebrities requested U v. n carolina tix ...
CHOO-CHOO

bullish on U basketball ...
SLEEPING GIANT

http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/01/10/raycom-serving-up-select-acc-mens-basketball-games-in-hd/
raycom to syndicate conference & tournament games in HD

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/columnists/jeffrey_flanagan/story/439774.html
b(c)s title game scorezzzzz low rating.
you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time
-- abraham lincoln

Looks like Jamie Harper will be going to Clemson. He has not committed yet, but his team mate and good friend Daniel Andrews committed. Harper always said it would be a package deal with him and Andrews.....we will see

i heard patrick johnson got broke off by lsu!!!!

i heard patrick johnson got broke off by lsu!!!!

Posted by: vick | January 13, 2008 at 07:02 PM

No way? Maybe you can jump in your DeLorean an go back to a week and a half ago to when we all first heard about this.

Hey Manny,

Question for you:

I just heard that Doc Holliday is leaving the Gators Coaching staff...do you think that will have a major impact on gator recruiting...maybe not this year, but in the next few?

just a thought....

"Meanwhile, former Florida running backs coach Stan Drayton made a splash in Knoxville, Tenn., when he was interviewed about leaving Florida. Drayton said he had a confrontational discussion with Meyer about leaving Florida for division rival Tennessee."

http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20080110/NEWS/676976278/1090/gators01

Meyer is completly wrong in this case. He seems like such a shady dude based on the little tidbits of info that come out about him.

LSU under investigation for cheating. I personally think they should be investigated for paying off recruits (PJ). But I hope the NCAA bring it hard on them. got to http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/college/news/2002/05/08/lsu_investigation_ap/
for the story.

Thank God something in Miami is going right. GREAT start U bball, keep it up man.

Why are people asking Manny questions in a University of Miami blog about the Florida Gators? I could be wrong but I'd like to assume that there are many UF blogs out there with the hosts getting paid to answer questions about that particular team and not the Miami Hurricanes. K2 said it best, "We only care about this U!"

Manny,
Please do not waste any of your time answering questions about a Gator asst. coach rumored to be leaving and its effect on recruiting unless said coach will be coming to the Cane staff and have an effect on the CANE recruiting.

People, find your own freaking blog instead of hijacking this one.

Mike,

That article about LSU was posted on May 8, 2002... Did you notice that?

For a second there I got excited because I would love to see them get nailed for their cheating and paying(PJ) ways!!!

$$$ Patrick Johnson $$$

Xavier Lee is leaving FSU...what the hell is going on over there?

Are there any other recruits we can take from them? We need DBs and OL.

We've got to look at UF because they are in direct competition with us for recruits. You think they aren't going around saying the U is finished.

Russell:

I ask the question because my concern is recruiting...doc holiday is one heck of a recruiter and coach and losing him could help us get recruits from florida in the future....my motives are not to gain information on florida, but on how that effects the U....

so worry about your posts, not mine....

Just heard the podcast Manny, great stuff.

Vote for Miami on ACC Pick the Play

http://www.theacc.com/ot/07-acc-pick-the-play.html

Great news bout the UF coaching staff wheels starting to come off. Holiday was the main recruiter who pulled off Major Harris and others. This REALLY dilutes their presence in SFLA and stregnthens our fence.

Manny: Whats up with the MNW transcript situation???

Manny this blog is going to be hott tonight!! Manny is bringing the heat tonight.

Oye pequeno Juan, whats going on with the DC search? The coaches conference is over, the bowl games are over, sighing day is just around the corner, is there any news worthy information?

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