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For Jim Larranaga, NIT semifinal trip is a homecoming

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) One of Miami coach Jim Larranaga's earliest basketball memories in basketball goes back to when he was 9 or 10 years old, watching his older brother play for St. John's at Madison Square Garden. Larranaga would eventually play there a few times when he was a standout for Providence, going up against the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar back when he was known...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State has national championship game on locker room schedule

By Matt LombardiOhio State doesn’t even have a starting quarterbacked picked out, but the Buckeyes are already thinking about next January.OSU, the defending national champions, apparently thinks it has a decent chance of winning back-to-back titles. How do we know? The school has next year’s national championship game on its schedule. It also has the Big Ten title game and both...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Comeback Canes: Miami stuns Richmond, earns trip to NIT semifinals

It was an atmosphere that Jim Larranaga described as “just like Cameron,” the fabled arena in which Miami pulled off a midseason shocker at No. 4 Duke.  This was a crowd-silencing stunner of another kind — one that has the Hurricanes headed to an even more famous barn. Second-seeded Miami, who scored just 18 points in the first half and trailed by 18 early in the second...
Via Canes Watch
3 days ago

Sheldon McClellan helps Miami rally past Richmond to reach NIT semifinals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Sheldon McClellan gave Miami its first lead of the game with 1:02 remaining and the Hurricanes rallied from 18 points down to beat Richmond 63-61 on Tuesday to advance to the NIT semifinals. The Spiders led most of the game and used a pair of 3-pointers to spread out their lead to 36-18 early in the second half. But a streak of Richmond fouls and mostly accurate...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami rallies to reach 1st NIT semifinal in school history

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Sheldon McClellan gave Miami its first lead of the game with 1:02 remaining and the Hurricanes rallied from 18 points down to beat Richmond 63-61 on Tuesday to advance to the NIT semifinals. The Spiders led most of the game and used a pair of 3-pointers to spread out their lead to 36-18 early in the second half. But a streak of Richmond fouls and mostly accurate...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Miami’s Sheldon McClellan Showed Off His Ridiculous Hops On This Putback Dunk

The Miami Hurricanes are having a tough go of it in their NIT game at Richmond, but they have one highlight to show for a largely woeful first half. With just over five minutes left in the half, Sheldon McClellan got way up to throw down a great putback dunk off of a miss by Ja’Quon Newton. Tough first 20 minutes, but this happened: https://t.co/3yjWDb79vu Via @ChrisAGray_ ...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Manu Lecomte helps Miami hold NC Central in first round of NIT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Manu Lecomte made 10 of 11 free throws and scored 18 points, Sheldon McClellan added 15 and Miami moved into the second round of the NIT by holding off North Carolina Central 75-71 on Tuesday night. Tonye Jekiri scored 11 points and Deandre Burnett had 10 for Miami (22-12), who saw a 14-point lead with 6:43 left cut to two on three occasions in the final...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami holds off N.C. Central in NIT opener, 75-71

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Manu Lecomte made 10 of 11 free throws and scored 18 points, Sheldon McClellan added 15 and Miami moved into the second round of the NIT by holding off North Carolina Central 75-71 on Tuesday night. Tonye Jekiri scored 11 points and Deandre Burnett had 10 for Miami (22-12), who saw a 14-point lead with 6:43 left cut to two on three occasions in the final...
Via AP on Fox
10 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
11 days ago

Miami holds off pesky Virginia Tech 59-49 in ACC's 2nd round

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Sheldon McClellan scored 16 points and Miami beat Virginia Tech 59-49 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Davon Reed added 10 points and hit an important 3-pointer with about 5 minutes left that helped the sixth-seeded Hurricanes (21-11) avoid a loss that would have been catastrophic to their NCAA tournament hopes...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami takes care of Virginia Tech in ACC tourney, advances to face Notre Dame

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Sheldon McClellan scored 16 points and Miami beat Virginia Tech 59-49 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Davon Reed added 10 points and hit an important 3-pointer with about 5 minutes left that helped the sixth-seeded Hurricanes (21-11) avoid a loss that would have been catastrophic to their NCAA tournament...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

McClellan, Reed Help Miami Survive “Elimination Game”

By Austin Sapin Miami came into Wednesday’ matchup with Pittsburgh squarely on the bubble. With their tournament hopes on the line, the Hurricanes’ bubble didn’t burst as they claimed a vital 67-63 win. Both teams came into the game in the “Next Four Out” column, making a defeat in this game almost impossible to come back from. In essentially an elimination game, Sheldon...
Via CaneInsider
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sheldon McClellan nets 20, helps Miami top Pittsburgh to keep tourney hopes alive

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Sheldon McClellan scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Davon Reed tied a career-high with 19 as Miami kept its slim hopes of an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament alive with a 67-63 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The Hurricanes (19-11, 9-8 ACC) relied on Reed early and McClellan late. McClellan shook off a 1-for-7 start to hit a pair of...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami edges Pittsburgh 67-63, keeps NCAA hopes alive

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sheldon McClellan scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Davon Reed tied a career-high with 19 as Miami kept its slim hopes of an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament alive with a 67-63 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The Hurricanes (19-11, 9-8 ACC) relied on Reed early and McClellan late. McClellan shook off a 1-for-7 start to hit a pair of big...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
23 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
23 days ago

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...
Via CaneInsider
27 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...
Via Noled Out
February 24, 2015  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Larranaga gets hot, Hurricanes get much-needed win

CORAL GABLES — The most famous Jim Larranaga technical foul came 32 years ago. He was a young Virginia assistant in the 1983 ACC Championship Game. With 5:11 remaining, he came off the bench to argue a call. North Carolina State took the lead on those free throws and a quick jumper, and held on for an 81-78 win. The Wolfpack later won the national title. The stakes were lower when...
Via Canes Watch
February 18, 2015

Miami Crushes Virginia Tech Behind Dominating 2nd Half

By Austin Sapin The Miami Hurricanes have had a tendency to play down to the level of their weaker opponents. It wasn’t just a blip or a bad stretch, it was their identity. Against 10-15 Virginia Tech though, the Hurricanes played an energetic and complete 60-minute game to dominate the Hokies for a 76-52 victory. The past two matchups against Boston College and Virginia Tech were...
Via CaneInsider
February 18, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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