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Villanova bounces Miami from NCAA Tournament

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The Miami Hurricanes’ first-ever  trip to the Elite 8 will have to wait for at least another year. Second-seeded Villanova used their size, quickness and shooting accuracy to eliminate third-seeded Miami from the South Regional, 92-69 on Thursday night in Louisville. Looking at the box score, it is incredible to believe that Miami not only lost the game, but lost it by 23 points. The Hurricanes shot 53 percent for the game, including 10 of 17 from beyond the 3-point…

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Hurricanes headed to Sweet 16 after win over Wichita State

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The Miami Hurricanes became the first qualifier for the NCAA’s Sweet 16 after disposing of the Wichita State Shockers, 65-57. In a battle of backcourts, it was the Hurricanes’ duo of Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan who carried the day. The third-seeded Hurricanes had to survive a frantic second half run by the Shockers to advance. Miami got off to a strong start, dominating the Shockers at both ends of the court. With 8:26 remaining in the first half, Wichita…

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Sheldon McClellan’s perfect 2nd half leads Miami past FSU

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Florida State Head Coach Leonard Hamilton has coached in more than a few rivalry games between the Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes. He has been on the winning side and the losing side from both benches. Saturday he was on the losing side as his Seminoles fell to the Hurricanes at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, 72-59. Florida State fell to 10-5 and 0-3 in the ACC. While Miami is in Hamilton’s past, the Hurricanes are very much in Sheldon…

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College basketball: ‘Canes, Knights roll; Bulls rolled

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South Carolina 81, South Florida 63 The South Carolina Gamecocks sprinted out to a 24-2 lead against South Florida and cruised to an 81-63 win in Columbia. USF was overwhelmed from the beginning and were never in the game. South Carolina led 53-22 at halftime and stretched it to 61-25 on a three-pointer by Michael Carrera. If there was a bright spot or the Bulls, it was a 12-0 run in the second half that cut a 33-point deficit to…

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FSU could help decide Big 10 vs. ACC Challenge

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Florida State could determine which conference wins the Big Ten vs. ACC Challenge in men’s basketball on Wednesday. The Seminoles play in one of the final three games of the 14-game, made-for-TV event that seeks to unofficially determine which conference is the best. FSU squares off against the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City, Iowa with tip-off around 9:15 p.m. After the first two nights of the challenge, the conferences are tied at 4-4. The No. 21 Miami Hurricanes helped the…

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College basketball roundup: Miami upset

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Northeastern 78, Miami 77 Quincy Ford made a jumper as time expired leading the Northeastern Huskies to a 78-77 upset win over the No. 15 Miami Hurricanes on Friday. The loss was the first by Miami after four season-opening wins, including two over ranked teams. Miami was favored by 16 points. Northeastern jumped out to a quick 17-8 lead and pushed the lead to 11 at the midway point of the first half. Miami closed the gap to 35-30 at…

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