Canes off to fast start on hardwood

Things couldn’t have started much better for the University of Miami men’s basketball team.

Five straight wins to open the season. 

Two top 50 recruits — local power forward Dewan Huell and New England guard Bruce Brown — committing before the team left to leave in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. 

Three impressive wins in the tournament. 

The ACC Player of the Week in center Tonye Jekiri. 

The type of high-tempo coach attack Jim Larranaga always has wanted to play. 

Nine players averaging double figures in minutes. 

The Bank United Center is sold out for the rest of the season.

Even with the loss to Northeastern, Larranaga wasn’t that upset. And rest assured, he’ll use it as a teaching moment.