This will be the second NCAA Tournament appearance for the ‘Canes since the program began in 2001. Miami’s last trip to the NCAA Tournament ended with a trip to the Round of 16 in 2002. On their way to the “Sweet 16”, the Hurricanes upset Duke and 15th-ranked Wisconsin, before falling to No. 4 Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb.
Miami (18-12) will meet cross-town rival FIU (31-3)–champions out of the Sun Belt Conference, in the opening round on Thursday, Dec. 3. Miami and FIU will square off in the first match of the day on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET. The second-round contest will be played Friday at 7 p.m. ET. All matches will take place on the UF campus inside the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
Hurricanes running back Damien Berry gained 114 yards on 12 carries as Miami defeated the South Florida Bulls 31-10 last night in Tampa. The ‘Canes amassed 240 yards on the ground, with Graig Cooper contributing 83 yards and Javarris James adding two touchdowns to the rushing total.
After the Bulls’ upset victory over Florida State in Tallahassee earlier this season, University of South Florida Executive Associate Athletic Director Bill McGillis placed a very visible billboard near the I-275 & I-4 interchange in Tampa trumpeting the Big 3 of Florida college football, Florida, Miami and FSU, turning into the Big 4.
Coupled with Kayvon Webster’s dramatic change of heart on National Signing Day last February, where the Miami Pace Monsignor senior shunned his oral UM commitment in favor of the geographically misnomered school in Tampa, the Bulls believe they have earned our respect.
Let’s show them they aren’t one of us.
The Sun-Sentinel’s Ethan Skolnick wrote a story in today’s paper that can be read here.
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Riquna Williams, who came into yesterday’s game with Houston leading the ACC with 27.5 points per game, went off for 21 second-half points and scored 28 for the day as the ‘Canes defeated the Cougars 68-54 to move to 5-0 on the season. The Pahokee, Fla. native hit four three-pointers and had two other three-point plays in the contest.