Guards Manu Lecomte and Deandre Burnett have decided to transfer from the University of Miami in the wake of the team’s runner-up finish in the NIT.
Chasson Randle hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, and Stanford won the second NIT title of his career, edging Miami 66-64 on Thursday.
It may not be the NCAA Tournament, but the NIT championship game should provide some very entertaining basketball from two extremely talented teams.
The NIT always features a few teams that are playing with a chip on their shoulder after being left out of the NCAA Tournament.
Manu Lecomte scored 17 points, Davon Reed added 15 and Miami rallied from a second-half deficit to beat Alabama 73-66 in an NIT second-round game Saturday.
The Miami Hurricanes got off to a solid start in their first tournament game of 2015.
No. 11 Notre Dame blew a 20-point lead on Thursday night, but were still able to hold off the Miami Hurricanes. The Fighting Irish won 70-63 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
The Miami Hurricanes may have their hands full with one of the best players in the ACC on Thursday night.
The Miami Hurricanes are considered one of the NCAA Tournament bubble teams, so a good showing in the ACC Tournament will go a long way towards securing their spot in the big dance.
The Miami Hurricanes closed out their up-and-down season with a big road win.