Miami Hurricanes led by two veteran guards looking to pull major upset

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The Duke Basketball team will face the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night and the ‘Canes are led by two veteran guards.

On Saturday night, the Miami Hurricanes will host the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils and the ‘Canes are led by two veteran guards who will look to spring the upset of the Blue Devils.

Junior point guard Chris Lykes lead the Hurricanes with 15.9 points per game on 47.9 percent shooting and 38.6 percent from 3-point range.

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The often referenced 5-foot-7 guard is also averaging 1.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.

Miami also relies upon senior Dejan Vasiljevic, who is averaging 15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game on 50.0 percent shooting, 46.7 percent from 3-point range, and he has not missed a free throw all season.

Oklahoma transfer Kameron McGusty has been a new face around Coral Gables and he has been welcomed with open arms after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.

McGusty is averaging 15.2 points per game in addition to 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 steals on 43.9 percent shooting.

However, the Hurricanes may need to rely on its ‘Big 3’ due to some other injury concerns in which may alter the course of how Jim Larranaga utilizes his roster.

Sam Waardenburg and Harlond Beverly may not be available as Waardenburg is dealing with an achilles injury and Beverly also is ailing with an undisclosed injury.

Waardenburg is averaging 6.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game while Beverly is averaging 7.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.

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Miami enters Saturday’s game with a 9-3 record and 1-1 in ACC play. The ‘Canes lost to then No. 5 Louisville on opening night at home and just recently beat Clemson on the road in overtime.

The other two games the Hurricanes dropped were against the Florida Gators and the Connecticut Huskies on a neutral floor.

Aside from the win over Clemson, the signature wins for Miami have come on the road against UCF and Illinois and on a neutral court against Temple.