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TONYE JEKIRI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Miami beats Temple in NIT semis despite Tonye Jekiri's concussion

  Sheldon McClellan scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, and short-handed Miami rallied to beat Temple 60-57 on Tuesday to reach the NIT championship game. Already without point guard Angel Rodriguez, the Hurricanes lost center Tonye Jekiri to a concussion early on and trailed by 11 late in the first half. The Owls' Quenton DeCosey was off on a potential tying 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tonye Jekiri explains how Hurricanes found their NIT fastball

CORAL GABLES – Tonye Jekiri left the locker room after halftime, feeling in every one of the bones comprising his 7-foot, 245-pound body that his team was winning this thing. It was only a matter of time. It didn’t matter they scored 18 points in the first half, were down by 12, and were about to be pelted with jeers and chants from nearly all 6,126 fans in Richmond’s venomous...
Via Canes Watch
March 25, 2015

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

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
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Hurricanes withstand second-half comeback to defeat Boston College

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 and 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 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

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 said his passion...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2014  |  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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