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Miami Hurricanes Men’s Basketball Preview: Part 2

By Austin Sapin Yesterday we looked at both the transfers and freshmen that will give the Hurricanes experience and energy this season.  Today, we look at the returners, and while that includes just a few players, their production will certainly dictate the success of the team. Question 2: What can the returners produce? Four. That is the number of returning players from last...
Via CaneInsider
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes will be young and small but talented

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) When Tonye Jekiri kicks the ball around with the University of Miami women's soccer team, he makes an impact, thanks to his size-16 feet. Soccer is Jekiri's first love and the sport he played growing up in Nigeria. He moved to Florida in 2010 to begin a basketball career, and now he's a 6-foot-11 starting center for the Miami Hurricanes. Jekiri...
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24 days ago  |  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....
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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

MBB Live Game Blog: Hurricanes vs. Terriers

The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team starts the season at home against the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers. Starting Lineup: Manu Lecomte, Garrius Adams, Donnavan Kirk, Tonye Jekiri and Rion Brown Miami wins tipoff. First points are two free throws by Jekiri. The Terriers miss a pair of three-point shots. Lecomte makes a driving layup. Brown makes a three. Ben Mockford makes...
Via CaneInsider
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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