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New personnel, same goal: Hurricanes' defensive line looks to set tone in spring and beyond

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:00:00 PDT

After the dust had settled and the season ended, Demetrius Jackson walked into a meeting with his fellow Miami Hurricanes defensive linemen and took a look around the room.

Gone was his former high school teammate and fellow defensive end Chad Thomas. Seniors Trent Harris and Anthony Moten had...


Quinnipiac ousts UM from women's basketball NCAAs for second year in a row

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:50:00 PDT

Jen Fay led a balanced ninth-seeded Quinnipiac offense with 19 points and the Bobcats beat Miami 86-72 on Saturday, eliminating the Hurricanes from the women's NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season.

Paula Strautmane added 15 points and Edel Thornton and Carly Fabbri each had 14 for Quinnipiac...


UM women embracing challenge of NCAA Tournament rematch with Quinnipiac

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:55:00 PDT

The last time they met, Quinnipiac virtually doubled its output from 3-point range. And Miami, the favored home team looking for a Sweet 16 berth on its home floor, tried its best to keep pace with a seemingly endless barrage.

But the upstart Bobcats, who a year ago were looking for just their...


Loyola-Chicago drills last-second 3-pointer to send UM home in NCAA first round

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:45:00 PDT

Donte Ingram picked the perfect spot for this game-winning shot.

Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in a Thursday thriller at the NCAA Tournament.

"Well, it's pretty simple to know why we call it March Madness,"...


A shot and a prayer: Donte Ingram's last-second game-winner gives Loyola its March moment

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:10:00 PDT

Loyola calls the play “Attack,’’ fitting for the tenacious team that captured America’s imagination Thursday with a pulsating, buzzer-beating 64-62 victory over Miami in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

When Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV missed a free throw with 9.3 seconds left at the American...


NCAA tournament: Loyola 64, Miami 62

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:42:00 PDT

Photos from the Loyola-Miami game at the American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018, in Dallas, Tex.


Hurricanes enter NCAA Tournament wary of Loyola's Cinderella potential

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:10:00 PDT

Jim Larrañaga, probably more than most, understands how in March, a talented underdog can capture the imagination of college basketball fans and experts across America.

Before he took over as Miami’s men’s basketball coach, Larrañaga led an 11th-seeded George Mason team to an unexpected Final Four...


Lonnie Walker's 'Pineapple' is all the rage at NCAA Tournament

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:30:00 PDT

Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV’s hairdo has taken on its own identity at the NCAA Tournament.

“I kind of get that question at least twice a day. … people are truly surprised at how different it is,” Brown said of his unique hair, which he has twisted in an upward-type of spiral. “People have been...


UM's Bruce Brown to dress for NCAA opener, not expected to play

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:55:00 PDT

Not long after the Hurricanes men’s basketball team learned it would open NCAA Tournament play against Loyola-Chicago in Dallas, Miami coach Jim Larrañaga was adamant guard Bruce Brown — who has missed the past six weeks of the season with a foot injury — wouldn’t play Thursday afternoon.



UM women's hoops team set for NCAA Tournament rematch against Quinnipiac

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:15:00 PDT

When the pairing popped up on the screen, Emese Hof felt her jaw drop momentarily.

While the Miami Hurricanes entered Selection Monday feeling safe in the knowledge that they’d again earned a berth in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, it was their first-round matchup that left them all a...


UM men rise to No. 22 in AP Top 25 ahead of NCAA Tournament opener

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:30:00 PDT

The Hurricanes men’s basketball team knows it didn’t play its best against North Carolina in last week’s ACC Tournament. Players and coaches acknowledged as much Sunday night after learning they’d open NCAA Tournament play Thursday against Loyola-Chicago in Dallas.

But as they prepare to head west,...


NCAA Tournament: Hurricanes get No. 6 seed, will open against Loyola-Chicago in Dallas

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:55:00 PDT

Even though Lonnie Walker IV knew the Miami Hurricanes were pretty much a lock to earn an NCAA Tournament berth, there were still, the freshman confessed, a few butterflies as he waited for UM’s name to pop up on the screen.

By late Sunday evening, those butterflies were gone, replaced instead...


'We’re ready to set the world on fire:' No. 11 Loyola to face No. 6 Miami in Dallas on Thursday

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:50:00 PDT

After a grueling two-week preseason boot camp, during which training sessions began at 5:45 a.m., coaches guided Loyola players into a video room to watch the “One Shining Moment” highlight reel from the 2017 NCAA tournament.

The purpose?

“All your hard work, sweat and tears, aches and pains, it’s...


UM's Jim Larrañaga: 'No chance' guard Bruce Brown plays in NCAA Tournament opener

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:30:00 PDT

As Miami prepares to open NCAA Tournament play on Thursday against Loyola-Chicago, the Hurricanes men’s basketball team has to deal with the harsh reality that they’ll continue to be without one of its leaders.

Though injured Hurricanes guard Bruce Brown is scheduled to be evaluated by team doctors...


Downloadable NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:12:00 PDT

To download and print your bracket, click on the link below. (image)

NCAA tournament: The Cinderella, best first-round matchup and player to watch in each region

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:45:00 PDT

The teams, players and games to watch in each region of the NCAA tournament.



Villanova (30-4, RPI 2, SOS 19)

Jay Wright’s squad aims to get back to the Final Four for the third time in 10 seasons — and maybe duplicate the 2016 national championship. The Wildcats won the Big...


Pinson-led North Carolina, trailing by 14, blasts past Miami Hurricanes in ACC quarters

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:10:00 PST

Theo Pinson dived on a loose ball, pulling it away from a Miami player, and quickly pushed it ahead to Cameron Johnson to start a North Carolina fast break that ended with Kenny Williams' layup.

That put the Tar Heels up 10 on the Hurricanes with 2 minutes left, all but wrapping up a second straight...


New UM defensive line coach Jess Simpson making solid first impression with Hurricanes veterans

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 14:40:00 PST

During his time with the Miami Hurricanes, Demetrius Jackson has seemingly played for a revolving door of defensive line coaches.

There was Jethro Franklin. And Randy Melvin. Then Craig Kuligowski arrived with coach Mark Richt, and the hope was there would be some stability, especially considering...


Photos: UM vs. UNC

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 20:08:00 PST

See photos of No. 24 Miami's 82-65 loss to North Carolina in ACC Tournament on Thursday night.


UM's Lonnie Walker ready for the bright spotlight, high pressure of March basketball

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 15:20:00 PST

Lonnie Walker IV arrived at Miami last summer ready to work.

Though the well-regarded prospect brought with him to the Hurricanes men’s basketball team a glittering resume that included both McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand All-American honors, Walker understood that as a freshman, he’d...