High-flying No. 16 Kentucky hosts No. 10 Miami

This will be quite a challenge for the unbeaten and 10th-ranked Miami Hurricanes. On Tuesday night, the Hurricanes (5-0) will tip off in Lexington, Ky., against the 16th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (5-1). Kentucky is coming off an offensive explosion in a 118-82 win over Marshall on Friday night. That’s the most points scored by Kentucky under coach John Calipari, who took over in 2009 and has been criticized by some for not playing a more wide-open

Nijel Pack clashes with former team as No. 12 Miami meets Kansas St.

Miami guard Nijel Pack will get a chance to go up against his former team on Sunday when the 12th-ranked Hurricanes face Kansas State in the title game of the Baha Mar Bahamas Hoops Championship in Nassau, Bahamas. In Friday’s opening round, Miami (4-0) beat Georgia 79-68, while the Wildcats (3-1) edged Providence 73-70 in overtime. Dating back to last season, Kansas State is 6-0 in overtime games. “We work on that every day. Every

Georgia aims for upset of No. 12 Miami in Bahamas

The Georgia men’s basketball team seems lost in the shadow of the school’s powerhouse football squad. On Friday afternoon in Nassau, Bahamas, the Bulldogs (2-1) will try to earn some headlines of their own when they oppose the 12th-ranked Miami Hurricanes (3-0) in the first round of the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship. Mike White, who is in his second season coaching Georgia, has just one returning starter, forward Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, who is averaging three

Bensley Joseph, No. 13 Miami aim to subdue FIU

It’s easy to forget about Bensley Joseph … unless you’re the player he’s guarding. Joseph, a defensive-minded point guard and perhaps the least-hyped member of Miami’s starting five, is set to lead the 13th-ranked Hurricanes (2-0) against visiting Florida International (0-2) on Monday night. In Miami’s 88-72 win over visiting UCF on Friday, Joseph had an incredible stat line: a career-high 15 points, five rebounds, five assists, five steals and four blocks. “We want to

No. 13 Miami braces for battle vs. UCF

No. 13 Miami has reason to worry ahead of its home game against UCF on Friday night in Coral Gables, Fla. The Hurricanes held on for a 66-64 win over the Knights last season, although the game likely would have stretched into overtime had UCF’s C.J. Walker made his two free throws with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation. Two years ago, the Knights posted a 95-89 victory over host Miami after shooting a robust 40.7

No. 13 Miami, seeking scoring solutions, opens vs. NJIT

The 13th-ranked Miami Hurricanes, who made it to the Final Four last season, will open their new campaign on Nov. 6 against the visiting NJIT Highlanders. Miami lost its top two scorers from last season — ACC Player of the Year Isaiah Wong (16.2 points per game) and second-team all-conference wing Jordan Miller (15.3). Both players were selected in the second round of the NBA draft, Wong by the Indiana Pacers and Miller by the