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Canes open NIT at Providence Wednesday

Jack McClinton and the Miami Hurricanes are not going to the Big Dance, but they're season isn't over yet.

UM (18-12) earned a bid to the National Invitational Tournament late Sunday night as expected and will play at Providence (19-13) Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

If the fourth-seeded Hurricanes beat their former Big East Rivals they could earn a bonus -- a date with the Florida Gators (23-10) in Gainesville in Round 2. Top-seeded UF is set to host Jacksonville (18-13) in its NIT opener.

Sunday's invitation to the NIT is the third for the program under coach Frank Haith. UM began its season ranked as high as No. 16 in the country, but lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Virginia Tech Thursday and finished in ninth place in the regular season.

UM beat the Friars the last time the teams met, which was in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic in San Juan on Nov. 18, 2007. UM is 3-8 all-time in the NIT and will be making its first appearance in the tournament since it reached the quarterfinals before losing at Michigan in 2006.

UM can not host any games in the NIT this season because the BankUnited Center has been rented out for the next two weeks.


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How can you "Fast" and "Pray" with a Felon and a guy who is a "Trainer" at 5'2 380 lbs? Wow, good luck Bryce. No hard feelings outside of the way you just did the "U" with the whole hat thing. F*** the Gators.

It is really funny how he was going on a "spiritual fast"

Apperantly, the fast did not include how to be a man of honor.

Whatever happen to keeping your word?

He's an idiot. Not for choosing UT. He can play wherever he wants. but becuase of all the drama he created to get attention.

If you are a prospect, DO NOT committ if you do not intend to go to that school.

You end up looking like an idiot like he did.

I had to throw that in regarding the Gators. Here is to Teabag and Patchen starring in "Tight Ends 8"!

Randy's second recruiting class now looks average. Isn't Randy supposed to be uber-recruiter? U should make a list of all the times UM has been bit ch slapp'd in the last year. It's quite an impressive list.

Agree. a GREAT DAY for the U!

By the time Mike James, Coop, Miller, J. Gore, Chambers, and even JJ get done, they will all be in the NFL> Bryce Brown, have fun over there. Tennessee is in a worse slump than UM and rather than in a rebuilding mode, with the hiring of Lane Kiffin, its like a re-plastering or fixing the leaky roof mode.

Funny how thw Herald allows all of this nasty c--p from Kehow on, but does not allow my very honest response to MAss cane after his nasty diatribe.

This is discrimination!!!!!!

Anyone who thought we would get Brown is retarded. UM already withdrew his scholarship offer weeks ago.

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