After first loss of season, 'Canes fall to No. 20 in AP basketball poll

BY foxsports • December 8, 2014

The University of Miami men's basketball team dropped five spots to No. 20 in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday afternoon. The Hurricanes fell to No. 21 in the coaches poll.

After opening with seven straight victories, including a road upset of then-No. 8 Florida on Nov. 17, the Hurricanes joined the top 25 this early in the season for the first time in program history.

Last Tuesday, the Hurricanes topped then-No. 24 Illinois, 70-61, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge to improve upon their best start since 2009. But unranked Wisconsin-Green Bay shocked Miami, 68-55, on Saturday afternoon.

Miami (8-1) hosts Savannah State at 7 p.m. Monday at BankUnited Center before an 11-day break to close out the fall semester. Miami will welcome Eastern Kentucky on Dec. 19 and face Providence three days later in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational.

The Hurricanes are one of seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the top 25.

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