On Super Bowl Sunday the men’s basketball team, for the first time in school history, went into Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium and defeated the Blue Devils 78-74 in an overtime thriller.
There has quite possibly never been a year at the University of Miami where a comparable level of hype and excitement surrounds both the men’s and women’s basketball programs.
The men’s basketball team’s 2011-12 season is set to launch Thursday at 7 p.m. in an exhibition game against Florida Southern at the BankUnited Center.
Sports briefs 4/14
On senior night, it was the freshman that shined the most. Behind Rion Brown career high 19 points, the Miami Hurricanes defeated the Maryland Terrapins, 80-66 and the Canes improve to 18-12 and 6-9 in the ACC on the season.
The Hurricanes had hoped to ride the wave of a three-game winning streak into Tallahassee. However, the ride stopped there, as Florida State defeated Miami, 65-59.
For the third straight game, the Hurricanes once again suffered another heartbreaker as freshman forward Harrison Barnes broke the Canes’ spirit with a shot clock-expiring 3-pointer and North Carolina won, 74-71.
As the ACC season continues to push forward, the Hurricanes will have their sights on finishing with a winning conference record and returning back to the NCAA Tournament.
Miami beat Ole Miss 86-73 at the BUC Tuesday night.
From eating chicken heads and squirrel this past summer in Beijing to Quiznos sandwiches after stepping off the plane from China, redshirt sophomore center Reggie Johnson is an avid food lover.
A key returner is redshirt sophomore Reggie Johnson. Johnson averaged 6.4 points and 4.6 rebounds while leading the team in free-throw percentage, shooting at a 78.5 percent clip. Get to know “Big Reg” a little bit better.
With the departure of one of the greatest players to ever play at the University of Miami in Jack McClinton, the 2009-10 men’s basketball team set out to prove it could be a better team without him.