DJ Vasiljevic scored 21 points to lead the University of Miami men’s basketball team to an 80-65 win over Georgia Tech Saturday in Coral Gables. Ebuka Izundu scored 18. Anthony Lawrence 16 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists.
The 14th-ranked University of Miami women’s basketball team faces a big challenge against No. 22 Florida State on Sunday. The Hurricanes followed their historic win over then-No. 2 Louisville with a loss at Virginia Tech.
Jaelan Phillips, the nation’s No. 1 overall, five-star recruit in 2017, is transferring to the University of Miami. Phillips played his first two seasons at UCLA, but had injury issues, including concussion symptoms.
Jaiden Francois decommitted from the Miami Hurricanes last year when Manny Diaz left to become the coach of the Temple Owls. Now the South Dade safety is back in the fold with Diaz taking over as UM’s coach.
The University of Miami women’s basketball team jumped six spots to No. 14 in the AP Top 25 after upsetting then-No.2 Louisville on the road Sunday. Emese Hof was named espnW National Player of the Week.
Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz, who expressed disappointment in UM’s South Florida recruiting efforts in the past recruiting cycle, has offered UM’s director of recruiting job to David Cooney — who has been UM’s quality control coach on offense.
Actress/comedian/musician/podcaster Amanda Seales accused former Florida State and NFL star Myron Rolle of sexual harassment. Rolle was a Rhodes scholar at FSU, but retired from the NFL in 2013 to attend medical school.
UM coaches need to determine which players in the Class of 2018, including cornerbacks D.J. Ivey and Al Blades Jr. and defensive tackle Nesta Silvera, are ready for significant playing time as spring practice approaches.