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Unbelievable Second Half Comeback Sends Canes to NIT Semis

By Austin Sapin Richmond, VA — The Miami Hurricanes led for just 64 seconds against Richmond Tuesday night, but all that matters is who is leading when the clock hits zero. Using a spirited second half comeback, Coach Larranaga’s squad was able to overcome just 18 first half points and defeat the Richmond Spiders 63-61 to move on to the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Open NIT With 75-71 Win Over NC Central

By Austin Sapin The Miami Hurricanes said all week that they planned to win the NIT. After Tuesday’s performance against NC Central, you can tell they were serious. Behind a fantastic night of three-point shooting, Miami defeated a solid NC Central squad 75-71 in the first round of the NIT. While the Eagles were ranked as a seven seed in the 32-team tournament, the Canes needed...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Can NIT-bound Hurricanes follow path of Jim Larranaga’s greatest teams?

CORAL GABLES — Jim Larranaga has been a college assistant and head coach for 43 seasons, so he has been down this path several times before. His Hurricanes (21-12, 10-8 ACC) missed out on an NCAA tournament berth and instead earned a No. 2 seed in the NIT. Next year, they will return every key player and add another (6-9 wing Kamari Murphy) via transfer. Several of Jim Larranaga’s...
Via Canes Watch
12 days ago

(Updated 3/15) 2015 NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: How the Canes Stack Up

By Austin Sapin With the regular season completed, teams now wait for their fate on Selection Sunday. Below, we will compare Miami’s profile to ten other teams who like the Canes, sit squarely on the bubble hoping results and the committee will fall their way. Miami- 21-12 (10-8 ACC), SOS: 65, RPI: 70 Record vs. RPI Top 100: 6-8 Quality Wins- at Duke, vs. NC St, vs. Illinois,...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Second Half Comeback Falls Just Short Against Notre Dame

By Austin Sapin Down 43-25 to one of the highest scoring teams in the country, Miami looked like they were down for the count. With their season possibly on the line though, the Hurricanes stormed on a second half comeback that came up just short in the ACC quarterfinals against Notre Dame. Coach Larranaga’s squad kept the Fighting Irish from making a field goal in the first 12...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sluggish Miami Narrowly Defeats Virginia Tech

By Austin Sapin Here are my takeaways from tonight’s game: Where was the urgency? In a disappointing and uninspiring performance, the Miami Hurricanes edged out a 59-49 victory over Virginia Tech in the second round of the ACC Tournament. The game was extremely ugly on both ends and the Canes nearly dropped a game that would have completely eliminated any chance of them making...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes with most to gain at ACC basketball tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Like many college basketball fans at this time of year, Jim Larranaga had an argument ready in support of his team’s bid to make the NCAA tournament. Hours before boarding a plane for the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C., the Hurricanes coach whipped out his smartphone and began to read aloud a list of road records for 13 anonymous teams he said were “either...
Via Canes Watch
18 days ago

Open Thread: Miami-Pitt, Loser Goes Home

A win won’t get either team into the NCAA Tournament, but it certainly knocks them down to the NIT. Lousy ACC Network coverage tonight. Many will be forced on to their computers to watch via ESPN3.com for the 8pm game. As mentioned earlier, it is Senior Night for Pitt. Those of you going, please get there soon to help send off the seniors before the game. Miami has announced that...
Via Pitt Blather
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Angel Rodriguez out vs. Pitt, Sheldon McClellan also ailing

A must-win game for Miami could be a lot tougher. Junior point guard Angel Rodriguez will miss the Hurricanes’ game against Pittsburgh (8 p.m., RSN) because of a sprained wrist, a source told the Post on Wednesday morning. Also, leading scorer Sheldon McClellan is expected to play despite an undisclosed injury. The Sun Sentinel reported McClellan has a groin injury and is questionable...
Via Canes Watch
24 days ago

Missing Angel Rodriguez, Miami's tournament hopes take serious hit with loss to UNC

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- As a sellout crowd -- the first of the season -- filtered into the BankUnited Center on Saturday afternoon, Miami redshirt junior Angel Rodriguez walked back into the locker room during warmups. When he returned with his right wrist heavily taped because of a sprain, it couldn't have come at a worse time for the Hurricanes. After a 73-64 loss to No. 15 North...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami’s Tourney Hopes Dwindle As They Fall To UNC

By Austin Sapin For the second straight Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes came up just short. A week after losing by two points in Louisville, the Canes fell 73-64 to North Carolina in one of the last opportunities for a big win to impress the tournament selection committee. When Sheldon McClellan hit a layup with 9:03 left, the Canes tied the game at 50-50, after that though, the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami's Angel Rodriguez not in starting lineup against North Carolina

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami redshirt junior guard Angel Rodriguez was not in the starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against No. 15 North Carolina because of a right wrist injury. Rodriguez, who ranks second on the team with 12.8 points per game and has started in all 28 games this season, was still expected to play, according to a UM release. It is not yet known when he...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels at Miami Hurricanes game preview

North Carolina walked off its home floor following a fifth defeat in seven games its last time out feeling outworked and outhustled by a team that played desperately to add a signature win to its postseason resume. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels hope that scenario doesn't repeat itself Saturday. North Carolina looks to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with Miami, which seeks its...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tarheels at Miami Hurricanes game preview

North Carolina walked off its home floor following a fifth defeat in seven games its last time out feeling outworked and outhustled by a team that played desperately to add a signature win to its postseason resume. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels hope that scenario doesn't repeat itself Saturday. North Carolina looks to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with Miami, which seeks its...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tarheels at Miami Hurricanes game preview

North Carolina walked off its home floor following a fifth defeat in seven games its last time out feeling outworked and outhustled by a team that played desperately to add a signature win to its postseason resume. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels hope that scenario doesn't repeat itself Saturday. North Carolina looks to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with Miami, which seeks its...
Via Fox Sports Florida
29 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Miami Preview

North Carolina walked off its home floor following a fifth defeat in seven games its last time out feeling outworked and outhustled by a team that played desperately to add a signature win to its postseason resume. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels hope that scenario doesn't repeat itself Saturday. North Carolina looks to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with Miami, which seeks its...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Insane performance by Florida State freshman almost sinks Miami

CORAL GABLES — Miami needed a win to keep alive its NCAA tournament hopes. Its most heated conference rival, Florida State, was in town looking to destroy them. It looked pretty good for the Hurricanes, who went up 18 points with five minutes remaining. And then a freshman guard from Canada put on one of the greatest performances witnessed by anyone in attendance: two coaches in...
Via Canes Watch
February 26, 2015

Rodriguez Revival Helps Hurricanes Survive Florida St. Scare

By Austin Sapin We’ve wondered why Coach Jim Larranaga has insisted on playing Angel Rodriguez for so many minutes. If he was waiting for the redshirt junior to have an explosive offensive game and regain his confidence, his plan might have just worked at the right time. In his best game in over a month, the Hurricanes point guard went off for 25 points helping Miami to a 81-77...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU freshman scores 30 in final 4:38 of 81-77 loss to Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) The Miami Hurricanes built an 18-point lead and survived the late heroics of Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes to win 81-77 on Wednesday. Rathan-Mayes scored 30 points in the final 4:38. He shot 8 for 10 during the stretch, including six 3-pointers, and the freshman finished with 35 points to tie his career high. Angel Rodriguez snapped a shooting slump...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami holds off late rally to beat Florida State at home

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Angel Rodriguez snapped a shooting slump by scoring 25 points, and the Miami Hurricanes survived a late comeback by Florida State to win 81-77 on Wednesday. Rodriguez shot 8 for 14 and sank seven free throws in the final 2:51 to help the Hurricanes hang onto their lead, which was a game-high 18 points with 4:40 left. The Hurricanes survived the late heroics...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodriguez scores 25 and Miami beats Florida State 81-77

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Angel Rodriguez snapped a shooting slump by scoring 25 points, and the Miami Hurricanes survived a late comeback by Florida State to win 81-77 on Wednesday. Rodriguez shot 8 for 14 and sank seven free throws in the final 2:51 to help the Hurricanes hang onto their lead, which was a game-high 18 points with 4:40 left. The Hurricanes survived the late heroics...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami holds off late rally to beat Florida State at home

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Angel Rodriguez snapped a shooting slump by scoring 25 points, and the Miami Hurricanes survived a late comeback by Florida State to win 81-77 on Wednesday. Rodriguez shot 8 for 14 and sank seven free throws in the final 2:51 to help the Hurricanes hang onto their lead, which was a game-high 18 points with 4:40 left. The Hurricanes survived the late heroics...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Seminoles Shoot for Season Sweep of Rival ‘Canes

Florida State will go for the season sweep of its in-state ACC rival as the Seminoles travel to Coral Gables on Wednesday to face Miami. Florida State erased a 16-point first half deficit to down the Hurricanes 55-54 when the teams met in Tallahassee on February 1st. The Seminoles hung tough with No. 2 Virginia on Sunday evening, but ultimately fell 51-41. Wednesday’s contest against...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Larranaga confident Hurricanes can close strong

With his team needing a strong push to make the NCAA tournament, Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga remains positive. “We have two home games and two road games left,” Larranaga said Monday. “We’ve been very, very close without playing our best. I still think our best basketball is ahead of us. If we can play at our best, we can win any game we’re in.” The Hurricanes have...
Via Canes Watch
February 23, 2015

Hurricanes Fall In Crucial Matchup Vs. Louisville

By Austin Sapin Miami’s season isn’t over, but today’s result made making the NCAA Tournament a much harder challenge for the Hurricanes. Leading for much of the game, the Canes fell 55-53 in a heartbreaking loss at No. 12 Louisville. In need of a big time victory to boost the resume, Angel Rodriguez missed a three pointer with time expiring. It was a fantastic performance...
Via CaneInsider
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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