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Miami Officials Respond To Rick Pitino’s Criticism, Say That Tonye Jekiri Was Cleared By Louisville Doctors

One of the strangest plays of the college basketball weekend came when Louisville star forward Montrezl Harrell pegged Miami center Tonye Jekiri in the face with a ball. Harrell was given a flagrant foul for the play, but the situation got even uglier after the game. Miami trainers believed that Jekiri was concussed on the play, but he was allowed to return to the game, leading...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

'Canes: Louisville doctor cleared Tonye Jekiri to play after hit in face

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Upset by the notion that they would use a concussed player, Miami officials said Monday that Tonye Jekiri returned to the Hurricanes' game against Louisville over the weekend only after being cleared by a Cardinals team doctor. Jekiri was shaken up after Louisville's Montrezl Harrell threw a ball in his face late in the first half of what became the Cardinals...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami: Louisville doctor cleared player hit in face to play

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami officials say forward Tonye Jekiri was cleared to return to Saturday's game against Louisville after one of the Cardinals' team doctors determined he did not have a concussion. Jekiri was shaken up after Louisville's Montrezl Harrell threw a ball in his face in the first half of what became the Cardinals' 55-53 victory. A Miami trainer suspected Jekiri...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sheldon McClellan, Tonye Jekiri help Miami dismantle Virginia Tech in second half

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Sheldon McClellan scored 21 points, Tonye Jekiri finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds and Miami shook off a slow start to easily beat Virginia Tech 76-52 on Wednesday night. Angel Rodriguez added 11 points for the Hurricanes (17-9, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who used a 17-4 run to open up what was a three-point game at halftime and kept steadily...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami outlasts Boston College in double overtime

BOSTON (AP) -- Tonye Jekiri hit four free throws in the closing 54.4 seconds of the second overtime, lifting Miami to an 89-86 win over Boston College in a Monday afternoon makeup of a game postponed by yet another snowstorm in the region. Sheldon McClellan led the Hurricanes (16-9, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 24 points. Davon Reed had 19, Deandre Burnett 13 and Jekiri 12...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson falls, 56-45, as Miami snaps three-game skid

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Tonye Jekiri’s dunk gave the Miami Hurricanes a lift.

Jekiri’s Double-Double Helps Canes To Win Over Syracuse

By Austin Sapin In a game similar in many ways to that of Thursday’s game against NC State, the Miami Hurricanes (14-5, 4-2 ACC) picked up a big conference road win at Syracuse (14-6, 5-2 ACC). Going into the vaunted Carrier Dome holding the biggest crowd of the college basketball season so far, the Canes trailed just once at 1-0 and ultimately came away with a 66-62 victory. In...
Via CaneInsider
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jekiri's 15 rebounds help Miami beat Boston College 60-56

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Tonye Jekiri had 13 points and 15 rebounds Saturday to help the Miami Hurricanes withstand a second-half comeback by Boston College to win 60-56 Saturday. Jekiri's last rebound was the biggest, coming with four seconds left after Olivier Hanlan missed a potential tying 3-pointer for the Eagles. The Hurricanes (11-4, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Boston...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami hoops to host Illinois in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The University of Miami men's basketball team will host Illinois on Dec. 2 as part of the 16th annual Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge, as announced Thursday by ESPN. It will be a rematch of the 2013 NCAA Tournament third-round game the Hurricanes took 63-59 to advance to the Sweet 16. Then-freshman center Tonye Jekiri is the lone returning player from that squad. He scored...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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