ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larranaga was quick to note that his team went winless on the road last season. On Tuesday night, his Hurricanes' stingy defense ensured they would only need...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga needs a big man, which is why he's glad Rodney Miller has lost more than 40 pounds.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bill Courtney has been hired as assistant basketball coach at the University of Miami, where he'll be reunited with coach Jim Larranaga.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After foot surgery last year, Miami shooting guard DJ Vasiljevic decided to change his diet to lessen wear and tear on his body and help him become a more versatile and...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — For someone who struggled offensively in the first 39 minutes, Zach Johnson scored at the most crucial of times.
Johnson's jumper with 0.4 seconds remaining gave Miami a 65-64 victory over Clemson on Wednesday night.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Miami's strategy seemed sound. Force Syracuse, the seventh-best 3-point shooting team in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 34 percent entering the game, to shoot from beyond the arc.
The formula worked great early on. The Orange missed their first five shots of the game - all from long range - and the Hurricanes took an early 17-11 lead.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Usually the shortest man on the court, 5-foot-7 Chris Lykes is an unorthodox, unpredictable player for the Miami Hurricanes. Risky passes, lots of dribbling, ill-advised shots and so-so defense are part of his game.
So are improbable baskets.
"I like him," coach Jim Larranaga said with a grin. "He's crazy, but he's also crazy good."
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga says junior forward Dewan Hernandez deserves to be declared eligible by the NCAA because he unwittingly became entangled in a college basketball corruption case when he was duped by an AAU coach.
Hernandez has sat out the first 16 games of the season awaiting a ruling on his eligibility, which could come before Miami's game Saturday against No. 13 North Carolina .
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Ebuka Izundu had one double-double in his first three seasons.
He has two in four days.
Izundu scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Miami Hurricanes rolled to a 75-55 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.
"He's just a terrific young man and he's playing really well," Miami head coach Jim Larranaga said. "He's playing with a lot of confidence."
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — For more than a month, Miami left the court without a victory. The losing streak finally ended Wednesday night.
Anthony Lawrence scored 17 points and Ebuka Izundu finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Hurricanes defeated Houston Baptist 80-73 to end a four-game skid, the longest in coach Jim Larranaga's eight seasons at the school.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Highly regarded basketball recruits Anthony Walker of Nottingham, Maryland, and Isaiah Wong of Trenton, New Jersey, have signed with the Miami Hurricanes.
Walker is a 6-for-9, 210-pound power forward who helped Perry Hall in Baltimore to two state championships. Wong is a 6-foot-3 guard who averaged 22.2 points as a junior for Monsignor Bonner.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami opened its season with a noticeable absence but still found sufficient contributions for a convincing victory.
Chris Lykes scored a career-high 22 points as the Hurricanes defeated Lehigh 83-62 Friday night. Anthony Lawrence finished with a double-double 19 points and 12 rebounds and DJ Vasiljevic scored 16 points for Miami.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Hurricanes forward Dewan Hernandez is sitting out the start of the season as the school and the NCAA review his eligibility in the wake of a federal investigation into college basketball corruption.
The school announced shortly before the tipoff of the team's opener Friday against Lehigh that Hernandez would not play, but offered no details.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — University of Miami athletic director Blake James says it's good to have a basketball corruption trial in the past and with no indication of wrongdoing by coach Jim Larranaga's Hurricanes' program.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes will redshirt 7-foot center Rodney Miller, who won raves for his offseason improvement but was still third on the depth chart.
As a backup to Dewan Hernandez and Ebuka Izundu, Miller was unlikely to see much playing time this season, coach Jim Larranaga said Thursday. Izundu is a senior, and Hernandez is expected to be in the NBA a year from now.
Miller totaled only 109 minutes in his first two seasons.
Last season: 22-10, lost to Loyola of Chicago in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Coach: Jim Larranaga.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's gone: Guard Lonnie Walker IV (NBA), guard Bruce Brown Jr. (NBA), guard Ja'Quan Newton.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season.
Athletic director Blake James announced the deal Tuesday.
The 68-year-old Larranaga has a 161-79 record in seven seasons at Miami, including 75-49 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He has led the Hurricanes to four NCAA Tournaments, including two trips to the Sweet 16.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Hurricanes sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. has decided to hire an agent and turn pro.
Coach Jim Larranaga said Brown informed him of the decision Monday. Brown announced earlier he would declare for the NBA draft, and by retaining an agent he'll give up the option of continuing his college career.
Hurricanes freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV last week announced his decision to turn pro this year. The NBA draft is June 21.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Hurricanes freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV says he'll turn pro this year, a move anticipated even before his college career began.
Walker announced Wednesday on Twitter that he'll hire an agent, which will prevent him from returning to the Hurricanes, and plans to enter the NBA draft. Many projections list him as a lottery pick.
The 6-foot-4 Walker's departure is no surprise. A year ago, Miami coach Jim Larranaga said Walker would likely be a one-and-done.
DALLAS (AP) — Donte Ingram picked the perfect spot for this game-winning shot.
Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in a Thursday thriller at the NCAA Tournament.
"Well, it's pretty simple to know why we call it March Madness," said Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga, left holding his head in stunned disbelief after Ingram's shot.
DALLAS (AP) — No. 6 seed Miami (22-9) vs. No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago (28-5)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes star Bruce Brown Jr.'s injured left foot is suddenly healing faster than expected.
Brown won't play in Thursday's NCAA Tournament game against Loyola of Chicago but will be in uniform, coach Jim Larranaga said Tuesday. After initially indicating Brown likely would miss the rest of the season, Larranaga didn't rule out the return of the sophomore guard.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a left foot injury, which means he may have played his final college game.
Coach Jim Larranaga said Brown won't play Thursday when the No. 6-seeded Hurricanes (22-9) face No. 11 Loyola of Chicago (28-5) in Dallas in the NCAA Tournament.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The exciting but erratic Miami Hurricanes finally found something they do consistently well: win close games.
Coach Jim Larranaga's young, No. 24-ranked Hurricanes have strung together four consecutive victories by a total of eight points, all decided on the final possession, to earn the No. 3 seeding in this week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in New York.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Chris Lykes' clutch free throw Saturday gave the Miami Hurricanes their most thrilling win in five days.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Chris Lykes' clutch free throw Saturday gave the Miami Hurricanes their most thrilling win in five days.
BOSTON (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larranaga never made it out of the locker room. The rest of the No. 25 Hurricanes shut things down with about six minutes to go.
With Larranaga a late scratch due to illness, the Hurricanes went scoreless for the final 6:17 on Saturday as Boston College rallied from a seven-point deficit to win 72-70.
Jerome Robinson scored 29 points and Ky Bowman had 12 rebounds with 24 points, including a pair of free throws with 2.9 seconds left to put the Eagles in front.
BOSTON (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larranaga missed Saturday's game against Boston College with an illness.
Spokesman Andy Fledderjohann said Larranaga said just before the tipoff that he was sick. He remained in the locker room when the game started.
The 25th-ranked Hurricanes were instead coached by associate head coach Chris Caputo.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — When asked how important his team's latest victory was as far as building an NCAA Tournament resume, Miami coach Jim Larranaga refrained from typical coach-speak, especially that of the variety that one typically hears at this time of year.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes guard Bruce Brown Jr. is racing the clock on an injured foot.
Brown is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks because of a left foot injury that will require surgery, the team said Tuesday. If the recovery timeline proves correct, his return would coincide with the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in early March.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larranaga and his staff spent recent practices pushing his players to whip the ball around the perimeter, keep things moving and set up each other for good looks.
The results looked pretty good.
Bruce Brown Jr. scored 19 points and No. 25 Miami shot 58 percent to hold off North Carolina State 86-81 on Sunday, turning in its best offensive output since November.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — South Florida's flat topography is working in Jim Larranaga's favor, as the Miami Hurricanes coach noted while discussing his week in the wake of a deflating loss to Duke.
"I'm trying to mentally recover," Larranaga said Friday, "so I'm no longer thinking about jumping off a cliff."
After a pause, he smiled.
"I don't know if there are any cliffs here," he said.
There aren't, and Larranaga expects to make it to Sunday for No. 25 Miami's game at North Carolina State.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Duke's comeback began with a 3-pointer from the corner by Gary Trent Jr.
On the next possession, Trent scored from the same spot. He was just getting going, and so were the Blue Devils.
The freshman guard scored a season-high 30 points and No. 5-ranked Duke needed less than three minutes to erase a 13-point second-half deficit, scoring 18 consecutive points to overtake No. 25 Miami 83-75 on Monday night.
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes guards Bruce Brown and Lonnie Walker IV might not be ready for the NBA next season after all, and coach Jim Larranaga wonders whether they're even ready for Florida State.
No. 15 Miami faces the 24th-ranked Seminoles on Sunday, and in the wake of two recent losses and a slide in the rankings, Larranaga's no longer keen on the NBA talk.
HONOLULU (AP) — A little rest went a long way for No. 15 Miami.
Dewan Huell scored 21 points, Bruce Brown Jr. had a season-high 20 and the Hurricanes beat Middle Tennessee 84-81 in the Diamond Head Classic on Monday night.
DJ Vasiljevic added 13 points, helping Miami rebound from its first loss of the season to New Mexico State in Saturday's semifinals. It finished third in the eight-team tournament.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larranaga is staying on the Hurricanes while they keep piling up wins.
Dewan Huell had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 6 Miami used a fast start to beat George Washington 59-50 on Saturday.
One of six remaining unbeaten teams in Division 1 entering the weekend, the Hurricanes (9-0) ripped off 13 of the game's first 15 points on their way to a 21-point lead. The scrappy Colonials pulled within seven with 13:53 remaining, but the rally fizzled down the stretch.
MIAMI (AP) — The first thing that Miami coach Jim Larranaga noticed on the postgame stat sheet was 3-point shooting, and even he was a little surprised by the numbers.
Safe to say, he was pleased.
DJ Vasiljevic scored 20 points, Bruce Brown Jr. added 17 and No. 10 Miami had little trouble on the way to topping Princeton 80-52 in the HoopHall Miami Invitational on Saturday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes passed their first test of the season by taking the Minnesota big men out of their element around the basket.
Dewan Huell had to work hard for his 15 second-half points, but all those screens he came up to set paid off down the stretch.
Huell scored 23 points in 27 minutes and Bruce Brown Jr. added 16 points and nine rebounds to help No. 10 Miami beat No. 12 Minnesota 86-81 on Wednesday night as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — In his first four games of the season, Miami's Bruce Brown didn't play like the freshman guard who caught the attention of NBA scouts.
Brown struggled from the field, averaging eight points per game — fourth-best on the 11th-ranked Hurricanes.
On Saturday, Brown showed flashes of his first-year performances as he scored 14 points to lead Miami to an 86-65 victory over North Florida.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Highly touted freshman Lonnie Walker IV twisted his left ankle Thursday night, and coach Jim Larranaga was sore himself after the latest lopsided win by the 11th-ranked Miami Hurricanes.
Larranaga said Walker wasn't seriously hurt, and the coach seemed more concerned about his team's effort and focus in a 90-59 victory over Florida A&M.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Highly touted Miami Hurricanes freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV is nursing a twisted left ankle, but coach Jim Larranaga says he doesn't think the injury is serious.
Walker was hurt Thursday night when he stepped on another player during the first half of the 11th-ranked Hurricanes' 90-59 win over Florida A&M. Walker collapsed to the court and pounded it angrily with his fist. He rose and immediately was assisted to the locker room.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes begin their seventh season under coach Jim Larranaga with high hopes and a sense of dread.
MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics' Shane Larkin is admittedly and understandably biased when it comes to Jim Larranaga, who was his coach at the University of Miami.
That being said, the guard remains firmly on Larranaga's side.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larranaga believes he is the "Coach-3" named in court documents detailing the federal investigation of college basketball, and insisted that he will be vindicated.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a federal fraud and bribery scandal in college basketball (all times local):
The University of Miami president says a member of the coaching staff is being investigated as part of the federal probe of basketball recruiting at seven universities.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Incoming Miami Hurricanes freshman guard Lonnie Walker has torn the meniscus in his right knee and will require surgery.
Walker was hurt playing Tuesday, the Hurricanes said. The timetable for his return will be determined after the operation.
A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, Walker is coach Jim Larranaga's most highly touted recruit in his six years at Miami. Walker is projected as a likely first-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga is already looking forward to 2017-18 — and at least several more seasons after that.
When recruits and their parents ask the 67-year-old Larranaga how much longer he plans to coach, he responds that he wants to continue as long as he can.
"I had a dad who said he heard a rumor I was going to be retiring," Larranaga said Wednesday. "I said, 'Well, that's fake news right there.'
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — No. 8 seed Miami (21-11) vs. No. 9 seed Michigan State (19-14)
First Round, Midwest Region; Tulsa, Okla.; 9:20 p.m. EDT.
BOTTOM LINE: Michigan State is making its 20th straight NCAA Tournament appearance one year after losing in the first round as No. 2 seed. The Spartans hope to make amends for last season's disappointment against a Miami team that has won at least one tournament game in its last three appearances.