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.
Two key free throws in the final minute by Montrezl Harrell gave No. 12 Louisville a 55-53 win over Miami on Saturday.
After Chris Jones’ suspension led to Louisville’s first consecutive losses in two seasons, the Cardinals will look to quickly turn things around with their starting guard back in the lineup.
Even with a weak second half, No. 9-ranked Louisville beat the Miami Hurricanes 63-55 on Tuesday.
Louisville’s taxing schedule prompted coach Rick Pitino to give his squad a rare day off before it begins another tough stretch, which is common in an ACC that is deep with quality opponents.
FIU weathered the first punch, then a second, and found itself only down by five points late in the first half against the defending national champions.
The preseason No. 2 team finishes 35-5 and wins 16 in a row to close the season, culminating with a national championship. No dominant team in college basketball this year?
Luke Hancock’s knack for making big shots was on display well before he transferred to Louisville. But he craved something bigger. He finally got it last night.
Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.