Is this a different Miami?
With most of our ACC basketball relationships still in their infancy, Miami is the closest thing we have to a history when it comes to ACC hoops. Due to the Big East relationship, we've played them nearly annually since 1992 and in many cases twice a season. BC has dominated the series. We are 21-8 all-time against Miami and 19-7 in conference play.
Miami comes into the game with their highest ranking and probably their best team in eight years. Some are dismissing their fast start because they beat up some patsies. I am not. Not only did they beat a Providence team we lost to, but they also have solid wins over Miss St and VCU.
As for what the experts think...the game is a pick'em on the sports books. Kenpom has us as a slight favorite.
Two cents take on the game
I haven't seen Miami this year so take this for what it is worth. This squad is not big, yet they block a fair amount of shots and have good defense. The key for BC will be pushing the tempo. If the game is in the 70s, I think we win. In the high 50s, low 60s, we're in for a fight.