Miami Hurricanes center Ebuka Izundu (15) dunks against Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward John Mooney (33) and D.J. Harvey (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Miami Hurricanes center Ebuka Izundu (15) dunks against Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward John Mooney (33) and D.J. Harvey (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. DAVID SANTIAGO dsantiago@miamiherald.com
Miami Hurricanes center Ebuka Izundu (15) dunks against Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward John Mooney (33) and D.J. Harvey (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. DAVID SANTIAGO dsantiago@miamiherald.com

Miami Herald sportswriter Michelle Kaufman has covered 14 Olympics, six World Cups, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, NCAA Basketball Tournaments, NBA Playoffs, and has been the University of Miami basketball beat writer for 20 years. She was born in Frederick, Md., and grew up in Miami.