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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.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio point guard Derrick White will miss six-to-eight weeks after injuring his left heel in his first game as a starter since replacing Dejounte Murray, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced during Friday's shootaround that the second-year guard will be out for up to two months. White was already ruled out of the preseason finale on Friday with the Orlando Magic.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs were eager to turn the page after all the injuries and uncertainty of last season.
Instead, the hard luck continues.
San Antonio was beset by two knee injuries in the preseason, the most devastating to point guard Dejounte Murray. Coach Gregg Popovich said Murray will likely miss the season after tearing his right ACL on Oct. 7.
The San Antonio Spurs have more injury concerns with a little more than a week remaining until the regular season.
Starting point guard Dejounte Murray's knee buckled and he crashed to the court Sunday in a preseason loss to the Houston Rockets. He will undergo an MRI exam on Monday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV of the San Antonio Spurs will miss the start of the regular season because of surgery to repair a torn right meniscus.
Walker was hurt in the Spurs' preseason win over Detroit on Friday night.
The Spurs say he will have surgery on Monday, and that a timeline for his return will be determined after that procedure. The rehab for meniscus surgery is often in the range of six weeks.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan's first month with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been serene, though the All-Star guard acquired in the offseason from Toronto has been warned about provoking "angry Pop."
"That hurts me," Popovich said playfully. "I just, just . it hurts me. Our relationship is not starting off well, I guess. I guess I have more work to do than I thought."
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes transfer Anthony Mack has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to compete during the 2018-19 season.
A 6-foot-6 shooting guard, Mack was a freshman at Wyoming last season and didn't play in any official games because of an injury. He will have four years of eligibility left.
Mack will help replace guards Lonnie Walker IV and Bruce Brown Jr., both underclassmen who turned pro after last season.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — These are highly uncertain times for the San Antonio Spurs.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lonnie Walker IV has simple goals for his rookie season in the NBA.
Walker wants to work hard, do whatever Gregg Popovich asks of him, win and learn about the world outside of basketball.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Miami found the perfect landing spot with San Antonio and its veteran coach. The Spurs took Walker with the 18th overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to school for his junior season.
Huell said Saturday he made the decision after receiving feedback from NBA teams and discussing his options with his family and coaches. He declared for the draft in April but didn't retain an agent, leaving him the option of continuing his college career.
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.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes sophomore forward Dewan Huell has decided to declare for the NBA draft but won't retain an agent, leaving him the option of continuing his college career.
The school announced Huell's decision Monday. Teammate Bruce Brown Jr., also a sophomore, made the same decision earlier.
Players have until April 22 to enter the draft and until June 11 to withdraw. The draft is June 21.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. has decided to declare for the NBA draft but won't retain an agent, leaving him the option of continuing his college career.
The school announced Brown's decision Thursday. Players have until April 22 to enter the draft and until June 11 to withdraw. The draft is June 21.
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) — The final shot was designed for a teammate but Lonnie Walker IV had different ideas.
And Miami's heralded freshman guard delivered. Walker's 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining capped a 14-point comeback and lifted Miami over Boston College 79-78 Saturday afternoon.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mike Brey doesn't pay much attention to the NBA draft stock of opposing players, but the Notre Dame coach does hear his own staff's assessments and, on Monday night, he saw nothing from Miami's Lonnie Walker IV that would make him disbelieve the latest assessment.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Supplementary contributions are helping No. 25 Miami cope with Bruce Brown Jr.'s absence.
Lonnie Walker IV had 19 points and Ja'Quan Newton scored 12 of his 16 in the second half, leading the Hurricanes to an 87-81 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night.
Brown, the team's second-leading scorer, is expected to be sidelined for six weeks because of an injury to his left foot.
"When somebody goes down, I'm confident that my guys will step up," Newton said.
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) — The Miami Hurricanes showed they can win without star guard Bruce Brown Jr. — at least against woeful Pittsburgh.
And if they have Lonnie Walker IV.
The freshman guard scored 16 points Wednesday, and Miami regrouped after blowing a 13-point second-half lead to hand the Panthers their school record-tying 10th consecutive loss, 69-57.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Lonnie Walker IV lingered on the court after the Miami Hurricanes' latest win, chatting with spectators and happy to clock some more overtime.
The freshman scored 25 points, including an acrobatic layup to force an extra period, and Miami edged Louisville 78-75 Wednesday night.
Afterward, Walker was the last player to head for the locker room.
"Definitely had some shared love with fans and friends and family," he said. "It was definitely a great moment for me."
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) — Miami turned up the pressure in the second half to turn away Hawaii and remain unbeaten.
Ja'Quan Newton and Dewan Huell scored 16 points apiece and the No. 6 Hurricanes pulled away for a 75-57 victory Friday night in a first-round game of the Diamond Head Classic.
Anthony Lawrence II added 11 for the Hurricanes (10-0), who outscored the Rainbow Warriors (7-3) 42-24 in the second half.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — A breakout performance by Miami Hurricanes freshman Lonnie Walker IV earned him a congratulatory chest bump from the teammate he replaced.
Bruce Brown Jr., sidelined by a left hand injury, came onto the court during a timeout to join the celebration after Walker sank four 3-pointers in a 4-minute span Tuesday night, helping No. 10 Miami pull away from Boston University, 69-54.
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.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes say freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV has undergone further evaluation on his sore left ankle and likely will be able to play Wednesday against La Salle in his hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania.
Walker twisted his ankle in Thursday's victory over Florida A&M and sat out the second half. The school said Friday he had no swelling overnight.
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) — Lonnie Walker IV's college career was less than two minutes old when Bruce Brown spotted him under the basket and hit him with lob for a crowd-pleasing score.
That alley-oop dunk was just the start.
"We're probably going to have a lot more of them," Brown said.