The University of Miami men’s basketball team started out last season with a loss to Florida Gulf Coast University before reeling off one of the most memorable seasons in team history.
Dunk City. The last time that nickname was used, Florida Gulf Coast University was making an improbable run in the NCAA Tournament in March. A lot has changed for the FGCU Eagles since then, but they head into the next season hoping to show they aren’t a flash in the pan.
Florida International University is set to name Anthony Evans as the team’s new men’s basketball coach later Tuesday, but CBS4’s Sports team caught up with Evans late Monday as he arrived in Miami to ask him about his new job.
The Miami Hurricanes’ dream season came to an end in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. But even as head coach Jim Larranaga heads to the Final Four this weekend as a spectator; he’s laid the foundation for a team he hope can get to the championship soon.
He built Dunk City and a reputation for playing above the rim with reckless abandon. Now, Florida Gulf Coast head coach Andy Enfield is heading west to become the new head coach at the University of Southern California.
The Louisville Cardinals put on a defensive clinic, shutting down Colorado State and dominated the Rams 82-56.
Nate Wolters struggled to get his chances for most of the game . Once he did, the Summit League’s player of the year proved worthy of the title and added another – tournament MVP.
It’s been more than a month since the Miami Hurricanes kicked their season into high gear with a mauling of the then-number one ranked Duke Blue Devils. Since then both teams have had Saturday circled on the calendar for the rematch.
The University of Miami stands poised to clinch a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament as March begins Friday, but before that the Hurricanes clinched at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship thanks to a little help from Virginia.
Coming off a loss to Wake Forest, the Miami Hurricanes needed a big time win over Virginia Tech to re-establish themselves as a number one seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. Mission Accomplished.