TONYE JEKIRI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: Miami prepares for Sweet 16 with ‘ballroom baseball’

The No. 3 seed Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team is preparing for a Sweet 16 matchup with the No. 2 Villanova Wildcats at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday night. In order to prepare for their big game and a shot at the regional finals, the Hurricanes have taken a unique approach. On Wednesday, a video surfaced of the Hurricanes enjoying some free time and...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 12 Miami rallies past No. 11 Louisville with 12 straight points down stretch

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- No. 12 Miami applied smothering defense led by center Tonye Jekiri to hold No. 11 Louisville without a point for nearly 5 minutes down the stretch Saturday to win 73-65.Miami rallied from a 62-58 deficit by scoring 12 consecutive points. Louisville missed nine consecutive shots, several while pressured by the 7-foot Jekiri.Jekiri, playing with four fouls, made...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Stout defense helps Miami finish off rally to beat Louisville

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- No. 12 Miami applied smothering defense led by center Tonye Jekiri to hold No. 11 Louisville without a point for nearly 5 minutes down the stretch Saturday to win 73-65.Miami rallied from a 62-58 deficit by scoring 12 consecutive points. Louisville missed nine consecutive shots, several while pressured by the 7-foot Jekiri.Jekiri, playing with four fouls...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 12 Miami rallies past No. 11 Louisville 73-65

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) No. 12 Miami applied smothering defense led by center Tonye Jekiri to hold No. 11 Louisville without a point for nearly 5 minutes down the stretch Saturday to win 73-65. Miami rallied from a 62-58 deficit by scoring 12 consecutive points. Louisville missed nine consecutive shots, several while pressured by the 7-foot Jekiri. Jekiri, playing with four fouls...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

7-foot Tonye Jekiri a big reason for Hurricanes' success

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) In his most recent game, Miami Hurricanes senior Tonye Jekiri twice saved balls from going out of bounds under his basket, forced a turnover at midcourt and was the first player down the floor on a fast break. For a seven-footer, Jekiri gets around. The Nigerian is not a big scorer, averaging barely half a dozen shots and 8.1 points per game. But he's...
Via Associated Press
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami big man Tonye Jekiri goes coast to coast for slam

Miami big man Tonye Jekiri grabbed a rebound and went coast to coast before rising up for an epic two-handed jam in yesterday’s 72-59 victory over ACC and in-state rival Florida State. Check out the highlight below! Jekiri finished with eight points and 10 rebounds in the win and will be a key figure in Miami’s next contest against Virginia on Tuesday. Be sure to stay tuned...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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
February 23, 2015  |  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 Fox Sports Florida
February 23, 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

Full of newcomers, Hurricanes need time to come together

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- University of Miami freshman guard Manu Lecomte drove to the basket and tried a shuffle pass to sophomore center Tonye Jekiri during the first half of Thursday night's game against Central Florida. Jekiri, who is used to catching lobs, didn't expect the pass and the ball went out of bounds. A similar play occurred later in the game, when a player threw to an...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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