The battle between Kansas and Miami was one for the ages. Who won?
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In this article, we’ll be discussing the results of the Kansas and Miami game.
The Jayhawks made it look easy against the Hurricanes, winning by a final score of 92-74. De’Andre Hunter led the way for Kansas, putting up 22 points and 11 rebounds. Kansas’s defense was on full display, as they held Miami to just 36.5% shooting from the field. With this win, Kansas is now 9-0 on the season.
The Jayhawks have undergone several coaching changes throughout their history. Current head coach Bill Self was hired in 2003. The team has been quite successful under his guidance, winning the national championship in 2008 and making the Final Four five times. In addition to Self, Kansas has had five other coaches who have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Phog Allen, Dick Harp, Ted Owens, Larry Brown, and Roy Williams.
The Jayhawks have had many successful players over the years. Recently, they have been led by power forward Thomas Robinson and shooting guard Ben McLemore. Other standouts include Wilt Chamberlain, Paul Pierce, Danny Manning, and Kirk Hinrich.
The Jayhawks now rank second in all-time winning percentage and fifth in total wins. As of the end of the 2018–19 season, Kansas has 2700 total wins, which places them 5th on the NCAA’s all-time list. They have also won 17 conference championships (15 regular season, 2 conference tournament), placed 31 times in the Associated Press poll (first place votes included) and 27 times in the Coaches poll, while also earning 52 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 31 Sweet Sixteens, 22 Elite Eights, 14 Final Fours (tied for 3rd all time) and 5 National Championship Game appearances (winning 3 – 1948, 1952, 1988).
Kansas is currently ranked #1 in the nation by the Associated Press Poll, while Miami is ranked #7.
The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team represents the University of Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Hurricanes compete in NCAA Division I. The team is currently coached by Larrañaga. The Hurricanes play their home games at the Watsco Center on the university’s Coral Gables campus. The Hurricanes have appeared in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament twelve times, three times in the Final Four. In 1999 and 2000, led by point guard Steve Francis, who became the first player selected as consensus National Player of the Year not to appear in that year’s NCAA Final Four, they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.
The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team has an all-time record of 2873–1195 (.707), representing the most successful program in college basketball history. As of the end of the 2019–20 season, they have won more games than any other program since 1896, when collegiate basketball was first played. The Jayhawks also hold the record for most consecutive fifty-win seasons with thirty-five, a feat accomplished between 1997 and 2002. They have won 25 conference championships, including 23 in Big Eight Conference history and two while members of the Big 12 Conference.
As of right now, Florida International University is the only team from Miami that is ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll. They are currently ranked at number 18. The other teams in Miami are the University of Miami, who are unranked, and Florida Atlantic University, who are also unranked.
This was a well-matched game between two evenly-matched teams. Kansas had a slight edge in the first half, but Miami came back strong in the second half. Ultimately, Kansas held on to win by a final score of 55-54.
Both teams played well, but it was Kansas’ defense that ultimately made the difference. They were able to limit Miami to just 54 points, while their own offense scored 55 points. This was a close game throughout, and it ultimately came down to which team could make more stops on defense. In the end, Kansas made just enough stops to come out on top.
After a close game, Kansas came out on top with a score of 79 to Miami’s 72. It was a hard-fought victory for the Jayhawks, who now advance to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA tournament.