Miami-Florida Rumors & News

  • Norland basketball star Dewan Huell signs with Miami Hurricanes

    Miami Herald "Dewan Huell said he felt “stress relief” Wednesday afternoon. The University of Miami men’s basketball team probably just felt pure joy. Huell gave the Hurricanes plenty to be excited about when Miami Norland’s versatile 6-10 power forward signed his letter of intent to play for UM at a..." November 19

  • Miami lands four-star guard Bruce Brown

    The Score "Jim Larranaga and Miami have landed four-star prospect Bruce Brown. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound shooting guard from Wakefield, Mass., announced his decision on ESPN Wednesday morning. Brown comes to the Hurricanes known as an aggressive player with a well-rounded offensive game. Although he..." November 18

  • UM forward Kamari Murphy suspended three games

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The University of Miami on Friday announced junior forward Kamari Murphy has been suspended the first three games of the basketball season. In a press release, the school said the reasoning was a violation of team rules. Murphy will rejoin the team Nov. 20 when the Hurricanes play in the Puerto..." November 16

  • Forward Omar Sherman transfers out of UM hoops program

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Omar Sherman has opted to transfer out of the Hurricanes basketball program, Miami announced late Sunday night, just hours before a new semester was set to begin on campus. Sherman, a sophomore forward, arrived at Miami as a four-star prospect out of Duncanville (TX) High and made an impact as..." August 24

  • Miami Basketball Gets HUGE Verbal Commit from Rodney Miller

    State of the U "Fresh off the announcement that Rashad Muhammad would be headed to Coral Gables as a transfer, UM got some more terrific news this afternoon. At 6'10 220, Miller is a 4-star center, #77 on Scout, #93 on Rivals, #102 on 247 and 4 star prospect on ESPN as well. 4 star players at any position..." August 11

  • Transfer Rashad Muhammad commits to Miami

    Palm Beach Post "The Hurricanes, not afraid to explore the transfer market in the Jim Larranaga era, picked up another talented player for the future. Shooting guard Rashad Muhammad, formerly of San Jose State, pledged to UM. first reported the news. Muhammad (6-6, 175) averaged 13.9 points and 3.3..." August 08

  • Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn considering N.C. State, Texas, Miami, Florida

    Fay Observer "N.C. State, which added a transfer before each of coach Mark Gottfried's first four seasons, is one of four finalists for Charlotte's Torin Dorn. He also is considering Miami, Florida and Texas, according to multiple reports. Dorn, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing who excels more as a slasher and..." May 26

  • Louisiana Tech to name Miami's Eric Konkol head coach

    The Score "It appears as if Louisiana Tech didn't waste much time searching for a replacement for departed head coach Michael White. Just over a week after White was named the new head coach at Florida, Louisiana Tech is expected to hire Eric Konkol as the new top dog for Bulldogs' basketball, according..." May 18

  • Henson, Konkol, among those in play to replace White at Louisiana Tech

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma assistant Steve Henson, Miami assistant Eric Konkol, Baylor assistant Jerome Tang and North Florida head coach Matt Driscoll are among the candidates in discussions about Louisiana Tech's opening, sources told on Saturday. Louisiana Tech is in the process of replacing..." May 17

  • Victory Christian’s Ebuka Izundu picks Miami (FL)

    Charlotte Observer "Victory Christian center Ebuka Izundu is taking his talents near South Beach. Izundu, a 6-foot-10 senior who has been the target of a hot recruiting battle, will play at the University of Miami (Fla.) for coach Jim Larranaga. That means Izundu will play in the ACC and have several games in his..." May 14

  • Miami guard Deandre Burnett transferring to Ole Miss

    CBS Sports "Miami transfer Deandre Burnett has committed to Ole Miss, he tweeted on Monday morning. Burnett must sit out next season per NCAA rules and then will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2016-17 season." May 11

  • Manu Lecomte transferring to Baylor

    ESPN "Miami transfer Manu Lecomte has committed to Baylor. Lecomte, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Belgium, will be eligible for the 2016-17 season after sitting out the upcoming campaign. He will have two years remaining with the Bears. Lecomte will bring outside shooting to Waco, as he knocked..." April 21

  • Bowling Green hires Miami assistant Michael Huger to replace Chris Jans

    CBS Sports "Miami assistant Michael Huger has reached an agreement on a six-year deal to become Bowling Green's next head coach, a source told on Wednesday. A formal announcement is expected Thursday." April 16

  • Miami guard Manu Lecomte to transfer

    CBS Sports "Miami guard Manu Lecomte will transfer, sources told on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining." April 08

  • Hurricanes guard Angel Rodriguez to sit out at Pitt with wrist injury

    CBS Sports "Miami junior guard Angel Rodriguez will miss Wednesday's game at Pittsburgh with a wrist injury, coach Jim Larranaga told Larranaga added Manu Lecomte will start in Rodriguez's place." March 04

  • Miami AD says Tonye Jekiri cleared to play by Louisville doctor

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Miami forward Tonye Jekiri was cleared to play by a Louisville doctor after being hit in the head by a basketball Saturday, Hurricanes athletic director Blake James told The Associated Press on Monday. In the first half of Saturday's game in Louisville, Cardinals forward Montrezl Harrell threw..." February 23

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess

    ESPN "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • NCAA rules forces Miami suspension; team down to 9 scholarship guys

    CBS Sports "Miami will be without the services of two scholarship players for at least the first two months of the season. The Hurricanes announced Spanish-born Ivan Cruz Uceda, a junior college transfer, will sit for the first half of Miami's season due to NCAA-mandated suspension. Becuase Cruz Uceda did..." September 27

  • Eligibility issue sidelines UM hoops player Ivan Cruz Uceda

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Hurricanes basketball team got more bad news on Wednesday. Already without Davon Reed for a portion of the season after the guard had surgery earlier this month, now Miami will be without forward Ivan Cruz Uceda because of an NCAA eligibility rule that requires students to enroll in college..." September 25

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Forward Joe Thomas transferring from Niagara to play for Hurricanes

    Fox Sports Florida "The University of Miami men's basketball team announced the addition of forward Joe Thomas on Friday. Thomas is a fifth-year transfer from Niagara University who will be eligible to play this season. The 6-foot-7, 235-pounder averaged 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds in 30 games (10 starts) last..." June 30

  • Welcome to the U, Kamari Murphy

    State of the U "It's been a long and at times frustrating offseason for Coach L and staff in their pursuit of a big. Well today the hard work finally payed some dividends as UM picked up a commit from Oklahoma State transfer Kamari Murphy. The Brooklyn, NY native averaged 6.1 ppg, while hauling in 6.3..." June 11

  • Erik Swoope's first organized football will be as a member of the Indianapolis Colts

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL prospects first donned shoulder pads and a helmet while playing for a local youth league team or for their high school. Erik Swoope's first football practice will be at a slightly higher level. Swoope, a power forward on the University of Miami's basketball team the past four years,..." May 12

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • UM basketball coach Jim Larrañaga rebuilding roster with talented newcomers

    Miami Herald "The season wrap-up news conference for UM men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga came much sooner than it did the previous season. At this time last year, Larrañaga was leading his troops to a Sweet 16 matchup with Marquette in the NCAA Tournament. This season, the Hurricanes, who finished 17-16..." March 25

  • N.C. State 67, Miami-Florida 58

    ProSportsDaily "T.J. Warren scored 24 points and the Wolfpack used a late 12-0 run to hold on in the second round of the ACC tournament in Atlanta. Warren, the ACC Player of the Year, finished 9-for-18 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds for seventh-seeded North Carolina State (20-12), which advances to..." March 14

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBS Sports "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Miami does just enough to advance in ACC Tournament

    Florida Today "Erik Swoope scored 14 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 2:42 left to help Miami beat Virginia Tech 57-53 in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Rion Brown scored 15 points to lead the 10th-seeded Hurricanes (17-15), who hit four free throws in the final 8 seconds..." March 13

  • Miami-Florida 57, Virginia Tech 53

    ProSportsDaily "Rion Brown scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense as the Hurricanes edged the Hokies in the first round of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Erik Swoope and Davon Reed recorded 14 points apiece for No. 10 seed Miami (17-15), which will play seventh-seeded North Carolina State in..." March 13

  • Miami-Florida 69, Wake Forest 56

    ProSportsDaily "Garrius Adams scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Hurricanes pulled away from the visiting Demon Deacons in the second half. Rion Brown contributed 19 points for Miami (16-15, 7-11 ACC), which shot 52 percent from the field and had a 38-19 edge on the boards. Manu..." March 09

  • Clemson 58, Miami-Florida 54

    ProSportsDaily "Rod Hall notched 14 points and six assists as the Tigers outlasted the visiting Hurricanes in an ACC game. K.J. McDaniels put up 12 points and nine rebounds and Damarcus Harrison scored 12 points for the Tigers (19-10, 10-7), who picked up their 10th conference win for the first time since..." March 05

  • Miami-Florida 85, N.C. State 70

    ProSportsDaily "Rion Brown led five players in double figures with 20 points as the visiting Hurricanes finished strong to defeat the Wolfpack. Garrius Adams scored 16 while Tonye Jekiri had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his first career double-double as Miami (15-14, 6-10 ACC) ended the game with a 21-5 run...." March 02

  • Virginia 65, Miami-Florida 40

    ProSportsDaily "London Perrantes scored 15 points without missing a shot as the scorching Cavaliers routed the visiting Hurricanes. Virginia (24-5, 15-1 ACC) surpassed last season's win total by winning its 12th straight game, thanks in large part to a defense that has held 32 straight ACC opponents below 50..." February 27

  • Miami-Florida 69, Boston College 42

    ProSportsDaily "Rion Brown scored 22 points and the Hurricanes never trailed in beating the visiting Eagles in ACC play. Brown was 4-of-7 from 3-point range to reach 1,000 points for his career and Erik Swoope notched 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Hurricanes (14-13, 5-9 ACC). Garrius Adams..." February 23

  • Hurricanes suspend forward James Kelly, will face Notre Dame

    Miami Herald "Between dealing with the fallout of an NCAA probe, the highs of a run to an ACC title and the Sweet 16, and now a roster overhaul thanks to big time departures, transfers and injuries, coach Jim Larrañaga on Monday referred to his first three seasons at the University of Miami as “the most variety..." February 19

  • Win over FSU lifts Miami Hurricanes back to even record

    Miami Herald "It may not be a banner season for Jim Larrañaga’s Miami Hurricanes but a win over the rival Florida State Seminoles — especially one that damages their NCAA Tournament hopes — is always welcome. “It was a total team effort tonight, we definitely stepped up in a lot of key areas,” said guard..." February 12

  • Clutch Patterson leads Pitt to overtime victory over Miami (Fla.) on road

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Lamar Patterson certainly remembers the depressing feeling of missing two free throws with a one-point lead against Cincinnati that led to Pitt's first loss of the season. At Miami, however, he claimed amnesia. Patterson made three of four free throws in the final 10.6 seconds in scoring a..." February 06

  • 'Canes guard Adrienne Motley is ACC Rookie of the Week

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami's big win over North Carolina has led to an individual honor for one Hurricane. Monday afternoon, guard Adrienne Motley was named the ACC Rookie of the Week after her performance in the Hurricanes' 83-80 upset of the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill on Sunday afternoon. Motley, a freshman,..." February 04

  • Dez Wells relives game-winner for Maryland vs. Miami

    CSN Baltimore "It took just 86 seconds for a 10-point Maryland lead to evaporate in the waning minutes of Wednesday night’s game against Miami at Comcast Center. The furious efforts of junior guard Dez Wells, who had scored 18 points in the second half up to that juncture--0:19 to play in a 71-71 ball..." January 30

  • Terps withstand late Miami rally to win 74-71 at Comcast Center

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dez Wells had done the same thing before the season even started, during a private scrimmage at Comcast Center against Villanova. Back then, the Maryland season was full of promise. On Wednesday night, the Terps were bordering somewhere between despair and desperation. A 10-point lead on Miami,..." January 30

  • Syracuse basketball holds off Miami for 64-52 victory to stay unbeaten "The record looks pristine, but nothing this ACC season has come easily for Syracuse. The Orange needed clutch scoring from Tyler Ennis, C.J. Fair and Trevor Cooney down the stretch here Saturday to separate from the stubborn Miami Hurricanes and emerge from the BankUnited Center with a 64-52..." January 25

  • Despite losing to Duke, UM shows it’s relevant

    Miami Herald "The last time the Duke Blue Devils came to our little college basketball incubator in Coral Gables, the University of Miami Hurricanes beat them soundly in the most momentous upset in the program’s history. Duke was No. 1 last January, and UM soared to its best season ever, which included a..." January 23

  • Beyond the arc: Duke 67 vs. Miami 46

    The Duke Chronicle "No. 18 Duke (15-4, 4-2 in the ACC) earned its first road win of the season, knocking off Miami 67-46 on Wednesday at the BankUnited Center. The Blue Devils were led by freshman phenom Jabari Parker, who had 17 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and three blocks. Redshirt sophomore Rodney Hood added..." January 23

  • Miami Hurricanes just one example of the ACC’s newfound love for zone defense

    Charlotte Observer "It’s been a buzzword this season in the ACC: zone. As in, zone defense. Most often, it’s in reference to Syracuse’s style of play, but it’s not just Orange who have brought the zone to the league. “There are just more people playing zone,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “And if they don’t..." January 22

  • Miami shuts down Georgia Tech 56-42 in basketball

    Florida Today "Freshman Manu Lecomte scored a career-high 16 points, Donnavan Kirk added 14 points and Miami used its tight zone defense to beat Georgia Tech 56-42 on Saturday. The Hurricanes (10-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) showed why they rank ninth in average points allowed, causing Georgia Tech to..." January 19

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