Atlantic Coast Conference
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.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is excited about the challenge of finding replacements for quarterback Jameis Winston and at least another half dozen Seminoles headed into the NFL draft after leading the program to 29 straight wins and a national championship in 2013.
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.
Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame and Louisville earned the top four seeds in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and double byes into the quarterfinals.
The Miami Hurricanes closed out their up-and-down season with a big road win.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting as Florida State finished the regular season above .500 with a 61-52 win over Pittsburgh.
Angel Rodriguez snapped a shooting slump by scoring 25 points, and the MiamiHurricanes survived a late comeback by Florida State to win 81-77 on Wednesday.
Upset by the notion they would use a concussed player, Miami officials said Monday that Tonye Jekiri returned to the Hurricanes’ game against Louisville over the weekend only after being cleared by a Cardinals team doctor.