The latest injury report for the Canes is out and it looks like linebacker Sean Spence (leg) and safety Vaughn Telemaque (shoulder) will be game time decisions for Saturday's game against Duke. Both are listed as questionable.
As expected, receiver/punt returner Thearon Collier (ankle) is out along with cornerback Sam Shields (leg), fullback Patrick Hill (ankle) and running back Lee Chambers (leg).
> Duke's injury situation is a little better than what we heard from coach David Cutcliffe on Sunday when he remarked this could potentially be the team's worst in his two years. Backup running back Re'quan Boyette (leg), defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase (leg) and receiver Johnny Lee (knee) are all out. But receiver Austin Kelly (upper body), linebacker Abraham Kromah (leg), quarterback Thaddeus Lewis (thigh), linebacker Vincent Rey (leg) and kicker Will Snyderwine (leg) are all listed as probable.
COLLINS LEADS CANES... After taking a back seat to Durand Scott, Malcolm Grant and James Dews his first two games, Dwayne Collins finally played the role of go-to guy for Frank Haith's basketball team Thursday at the Charleston Classic.
Collins was a perfect 8-of-8 from the field and scored 23 points to go with 14 rebounds and two blocked shots to lead UM to a 74-54 opening round win over Tulane. Scott added 10 points, five assists and five turnovers. Miami put up 21 three pointers.
The Canes will take on either reigning NIT champion Penn State or UNC-Wilmington Friday in Round 2.
KNIGHT UPDATE... I had a chance Wednesday night to catch up with Brandon Knight, the nation's top recruit and reigning Gatorade National Player of the Year, during practice at Pine Crest. I'll have an entire blog I'll share with you later from Knight. But he did say UM was still "definitely in the mix" for his services. He has the Canes listed in his top six with Florida, Syracuse, Kentucky, Connecticut and Kansas.