They trailed a gritty Georgia Tech team by two heading into the final quarter, and then, as if on cue, the University of Miami seniors stepped up one by one and made sure their Senior Day ended on a sweet note with a 75-70 victory on Sunday.
Freshman Bruce Brown scored 25 points to power the Miami Hurricanes to a rousing victory over the Duke Blue Devils on national TV, improving their NCAA Tournament résumé as the UM seniors were celebrated.
This was supposed to be an "off" year for Miami Hurricanes men's basketball after last season's Sweet 16 team lost so many key players. Well, it isn't, and Saturday's big home win over No. 10 Duke is the latest evidence. The credit? Start with Americas's Dancing-est Coach, Jim Larranaga.
The University of Miami trails Duke by just one game in the ACC standings heading into Saturday’s nationally televised game at the Watsco Center, where UM’s Davon Reed and Kamari Murphy will be honored on Senior Day.
No. 2 Florida responded to its first deficit of the weekend with a four-hit, three-run fourth inning and kept piling on the runs en route to a series-sweeping 6-2 win over No. 17 Miami. The win sealed the Gators’ first sweep over the Hurricanes since the 2012 regular-season series.
Ja’Quan Newton, serving the third game of his three-game suspension, apologized to University of Miami teammates and coaches after watching alone on T.V. the Hurricanes’ overtime road victory at Virginia.