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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
16 hours 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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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami falters in second half, falls at home to No. 15 North Carolina

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday. Miami Hurricanes The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds. North Carolina (20-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached 20 victories...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami falters in second half, falls at home to No. 15 North Carolina

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday. Miami Hurricanes The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds. North Carolina (20-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached 20 victories...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 hours 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
20 hours 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...
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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...
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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
1 day 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
1 day 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...
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3 days ago

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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3 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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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4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago

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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MIami Hurricanes Guard Angel Rodriguez Sets Up Sheldon McClellan for Sweet Alley-Oop

The Miami Hurricanes do not have a bad record, but it is not a great one either (overall 17-9, 7-6 in conference). Is it good enough to make the Dance? Eh--maybe. Beating Virginia Tech by 24 points will certainly help their case, but if they really want to give their resume a boost they will need to beat Louisville Saturday night.Can they? Louisville has been slumping lately so that...
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10 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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami rolls in 2nd half, beats Virginia Tech 76-52

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 adding...
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10 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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Statistically speaking, Gators are unluckiest team in nation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Mere seconds after Stefan Moody buried a 26-foot 3-point shot to silence the O'Connell Center and ripped what was left out of the Florida Gators' collective hearts, this item was posted on Twitter by basketball analyst and sabermetrics savant Ken Pomeroy. Thousands of UF fans, no doubt, were thinking the same thing. But Pomeroy, or "KenPom" as he is known in...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Save Their Season With Double-OT Victory At BC

By Austin Sapin Miami was following down the same disappointing and regretful script. The same script that led them to losses against Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Tech & Wake Forest was rolling again as the Hurricanes trailed Boston College 75-71 with 24 seconds left in the first overtime. What happened after that went against everything that you would expect this Miami team to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Outside view: 2015-16 Hurricanes can contend for ACC title if …

Miami is in tough shape to make the NCAA tournament, and would need a shocking run next month to make it to the ACC tournament final in Greensboro. They’re looking NIT-bound. The future is brighter, so let’s look there for a minute. In a chat with ESPN college basketball writer Jeff Goodman last week, I asked what the Hurricanes need to do to contend next season. He mentioned...
Via Canes Watch
13 days ago
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