The Miami Hurricanes are trying to turn the disappointing end to their regular season into a positive.
Sheldon McClellan gave Miami its first lead of the game with just over a minute left and the Hurricanes rallied from 18 points down to beat Richmond 63-61 on Tuesday to advance to the NIT semifinals.
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.
While much of the attention Thursday has been focused on the NCAA Tournament, the Miami Hurricanes are flying high after their first round win in the National Invitation Tournament.
Rion Brown scored 18 points to lead Miami to a 66-50 win over Valparaiso on Wednesday night in the opening round of the NIT.
The University of Miami announced Thursday that junior guard Durand Scott had been reinstated by the NCAA after having been declared ineligible by the school for receiving impermissible benefits.
University of Miami basketball coach Frank Haith will replace Mike Anderson as head coach at Missouri, according to multiple reports. Haith is expected to fly to Miami Monday and meet with the team, and then go to Mizzou for the formal announcement.
Sooner or later, the University of Miami will learn that when it comes to the major sports of football and men’s basketball, they can’t compete with the University of Alabama. This was proven again Wednesday night when the Tide knocked “the U” out of the NIT, 79-64.
The University of Miami men’s basketball team is not ready to go quietly into the night just yet. Led by 20 points from Durand Scott, the Canes rallied to knock off Missouri State 81-72 in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.