The defense dominated the team’s second scrimmage of the spring Friday night, recording 10 sacks, three interceptions, and holding the offense to just two touchdowns after the opening series of goal line scenarios.
Former Miami men’s basketball coach and current Missouri coach Frank Haith was named national coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
The announcement came just three days after his Big 12 Championship season was spoiled by a first round loss to No. 15 seed Norfolk State in the NCAA Tournament. The award credits Haith’s first season at Missouri, in which he inherited five senior rotation players and cruised to a record of 30 wins and five losses.
The first day back from spring break marked the last night of basketball at the University of Miami this season. Both basketball teams’ seasons came to a screeching halt Monday night on opposite ends of the country, and both were eliminated with early exits in their respective postseason tournaments.
The ACC Tournament is set to commence, and for the UM men’s basketball team, as an NCAA Tournament bubble team, it’s do-or-die time with one objective in mind: impress the selection committee enough to reach the proverbial big dance.
Selection Sunday looms as it is set for March 11, which is two-and-a-half weeks away. In that timeframe, Miami (16-10, 7-6 ACC) has three remaining ACC regular season games and the ACC tournament to finalize its tournament resume.
But Miami (15-9, 6-5 ACC), outscored by 14 in the second half, fell 73-64 to eighth-ranked North Carolina (22-4, 9-2 ACC) Wednesday night at the BankUnited Center to drop its second in a row against ranked conference foes.
For the first time in school history, the men’s basketball team, who moved from the Big East to the ACC in 2004, has won five consecutive ACC games. Miami (15-7, 6-3 ACC) defeated Virginia Tech (13-11, 2-7 ACC) 65-49 late Thursday at the BankUnited Center on a night where the Hurricanes never trailed.