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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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Wichita State looks to shock Miami in South Regional

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The Miami Hurricanes are a number three seed in the South Region of the NCAA tournament, while Wichita State is number 11. This should give Coach Jim Larranaga, the players or fans any comfort whatsoever. Miami was never able to put away the 14th-seeded Buffalo Bulls in Thursday night’s first round game in Providence. They held a double-digit lead in the second half only to see Buffalo close to within 72-68 at the two minute mark. Miami held on for…

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Virginia tops Miami, faces North Carolina in ACC final

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The Virginia Cavaliers jumped on the Miami Hurricanes, then held them at bay for the rest of the game to earn a 73-68 victory Saturday night in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Washington, DC. Virginia made scoring difficult for the Hurricanes, as they do for every opponent. Miami actually shot the ball reasonably well, connecting on 56 percent of their shots, but Virginia forced them into 16 turnovers. Their pressure on the ball allowed resulted in the Hurricanes…

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Miami edges Florida State in Tallahassee thriller

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The Florida State vs. Miami matchup in men’s basketball on Sunday was a treat to watch. Both teams gave all they had in a big rivalry game. In the end, the 12th ranked Hurricanes escaped with a 67-65 thriller in Tallahassee as the Seminoles frantically tried to tie the game. Miami dominated the first half, bottling up FSU’s freshman duo of Malik Beasley and Dwayne Bacon. The pair had two free throws combined as Miami took a 37-26 lead into…

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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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No. 13 Miami sends LaSalle to historic defeat

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The 13th-ranked Miami Hurricanes visited the City of Brotherly Love and treated their hosts like ugly step sisters on Saturday. The Hurricanes rocked the LaSalle Explorers 95-49 at the Palestra in Philadelphia. The 46-point loss was the largest in LaSalle history. Miami jumped out to an 11-point lead midway through the first half on a Ja’Quan Newton jumper. The Hurricanes intensified the storm kept coming, piling up a 40-22 lead at halftime. Ivan Cruz-Uceda drilled a three-pointer to increase Miami’s…

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College hoops roundup: ‘Canes win, UCF falls

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Detroit 95, Central Florida 89 Central Florida traveled to Detroit seeking their fifth consecutive victory, but instead came away with a disappointing defeat. The Titans built a big lead in the first half and never surrendered it as they took out the Knights 95-89 on Saturday. Josh McFoley’s three-pointer with 8:17 left in the first half, one of five made by Detroit at that point, gave the Titans a 27-15 lead. After UCF went on a 13-4 run to get…

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