Miami, FL (AP) - The challenge for the Miami Hurricanes basketball
team will be to fill the void created by the departure of leading
scorer Jack McClinton.
Four freshmen and a transfer will try, and coach Frank Haith
believes they're enough.
Collectively, Haith expects them to compensate for the loss
McClinton, the leading 3-point shooter in Atlantic Coast Conference
history. Haith says this will be his best defensive team, and it
will be more balanced on offense.
Miami went 19-13 overall and 7-9 in the ACC a year ago with
McClinton, who averaged 19.3 points per game. Three overtimes
defeats in the league kept the Hurricanes out of the NCAA
tournament, and the goal this season is to make the field for only
the second time under Haith.
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