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Canes head to DC, Sweet 16 without Reggie Johnson

The Miami Hurricanes boarded a bus for the Sweet 16 on Tuesday evening without the biggest player on the roster and its top rebounder.

Center Reggie Johnson will not be making the trip to Washington, D.C., two teammates confirmed, because of a knee injury. UM later released a statement saying Johnson (6-10, 292) sustained a lower extremity injury in the win over Illinois Sunday and his timetable for a return is uncertain.

"We're all just going to have to step up," said sixth-year senior forward Julian Gamble. "Hopefully we get him back for the Final Four."

UM coach Jim Larranaga didn't discuss the injury before the news began to spread as players and coaches began boarding a bus bound for the airport in front of the BankUnited Center. By the time reporters began asking questions to players who were signing autographs and taking pictures with fans, Larranaga was already on the bus. 

UM faces Marquette Thursday night. Johnson, who is averaging 6.9 points and leads the team with 7.0 rebounds a game, is averaging 2.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and shooting 28.9 percent from the field (13 for 45 field goals) in 13.3 minutes per game over his last 12 games.  

"I've said this before and I know you guys make a lot more of it than we do, but we've had great performances from our big guys," Larranaga said when asked about Johnson earlier in the afternoon. "They combine to do what we need done."

The Hurricanes have been starting Gamble and Kadji in the post. Gamble is averaging 6.5 points and 4.9 rebounds a game. Kadji, a stretch-four, is averaging 13 points and 6.9 rebounds a contest. 

With Johnson out, UM will count on freshman Tonye Jekiri (1.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg) and junior Erik Swoope (1.4 ppg, 1.2 rpg) for more production.

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not good if we beat Marquette we will need him against Indiana.

Reggie hasn't been real productive as of late but it's gonna be hard to replace his size, particularly if the Canes move past Marquette and meet up with Indiana in the Elite Eight. Hope he heals up fast.

Florida beat Marquette by 33.....they cant shoot.
Shouldn't need Johnson

That hand injury has made him into a butterball with butterfingers, he misses about 1 out of 4 balls passed his way. Good riddance to me, let Jekiri and Swoope take his minutes as they actual are improving and actually playing

Well, well, well... Now []_[] have []_[]r built in exc[]_[]se as to why []_[] didn't Win The Big Dance Cane Cl[]_[]cks... But from now until the end of time we'll all have to hear how "IF" Reggie Johnson were healthy []_[] would have Won it all and []_[] will forever still refer the Cane Hoopsters as * National Ch[]_[]mpions *...

Somebody needs a hobby and a life!

Florida beat Marquette by 33...

[]_[] ? not so much...

FGCU Beat []_[]...

Eagles beat the Gators ? No Chance...

See []_[] at the Final 4...

[]_[]'ll need Tickets to get in though...

I think they can do it. Shane L. is the real deal. Somebody has to pick up the rebounding slack. Nobody is going to beat IU.

Well, well, well... Now []_[] cowardly Gators have []_[]r built in exc[]_[]se as to why []_[] didn't Win The Big Dance cowardly Gator Cl[]_[]cks... But from now until the end of time we'll all have to hear how "IF" it wasn’t Florida Gulf Coast College []_[] would have Won it all and []_[] will forever still refer the Gator felon Hoopsters as * National Ch[]_[]mpions *...


Florida got beat by Ole Miss (and Kent state and Louisville)...

The []_[] ? won the coveted ACC Tournament...

FGCU will Beat []_[] Gator cowards...

Will the 15th seed Eagles beat the Gators by 20 points ? Absolutely!...

See []_[] at the Final 4...

[]_[] Gator cowards will have to steal Tickets to get in though, although that's nothing new for you cowards...


At the level the Canes have reached, it's bad to lose any player who helps the team. Johnson is one of the teams best passers and can rebound, despite his recent slump. The team loses depth and he will be missed more than Cane fans think. Injuries at this time of year are usually fatal to a team.

next man up... stay focused.... stay aggressive... win and move forward...

Makes sense that reggie is hurt, cause no way is he this bad, at the same time, it would be funny if larranaga is using this as a motivational tool to as well. This is definitely a good game to not have to worry about having to have a big man. Get pass dwayne wade's old team and and that'll be a good look.

As fas as football goes, dyron dye being balloned up to 270lbs did his ankle in, it was good for blocking as a tight-end, but trying to chase down offensive guys, his frame is was not built for that type of weight. Once again, bad weight management, this is why 3g doesn't need to put on any more weight as well, same with tyriq mccord and alot of our defensive guys. Take it slow, right now you don't here nothing about tyriq, just like i suspected when it came to ballooning him up to fast.

He was putting on real good pressure at 220, all he needs to do is add 15lbs of muscle per year and keep adding strength, no need in putting a 25lb weight on his back and than wonder why he fell off from the year before.

Great tweet today from ESPN’s Jay Bilas: “NCAA President Mark Emmert: The Buck stops with anyone short of me!”

Reggie's a good guy, and was a great player. However, right now, he is a turnover liability on the court now-a-days. Better to not have the obligation or opportunity to put him in. This is a chance for Okpajori do get off the bench and gain experience for next year. And for Jekeri to get more minutes.

Gaytors fans talkin' trash on this site need to get a life.

Calvin is now a triple genius in overall football strategy, defense and newly added----weight management. A true Renaissance man.

We have Life, 10 SEC Rings and 5 National Championships in Football and Basketball in just the last 15 years combined...

[]_[] overall the last 20 years since 1993 ? 1

[]_[]no

Don't hate duh true playahs Cane ClUcks...

Hate []_[]r mediocre game... or lack thereof.

Didnt you all know? Calvin ha a phD in nutrition and exercise management. F-riggin know-it all.

Now he blames Golden and the coaches for his injury. His frame couldnt take it.

Why dont you just stop, you big mouth fool. Nothing you say makes sense. Evrytime you post something, 99% of us say to ourselves
"here we go again, what now?"

The Cane team is a bunch of whiners if they play poorly because johnson is not there.

Defense wins championships. The Canes need to start moving their feet and getting close to the other teams' shooters and staying with the person they are assigned to instead of leaving 3 point shooters wide open.

CaneFan'72 joining the coaching elite as well. Really, man, stay with their man? Don't leave 3 point shooters over? I'm sure they appreciate such deep insights that they never would have known.

CaneFan72 what a DUMB post. They've been playing AWESOME without Reggie for a couple months now, because he hasn't done S-H-I-T since then, so why would they all of the sudden complain? Why not keep your idiotic comments to yourself, jeez what a dork.

CaneFan'72 - They also need to stop playing prevent (the win) defense.


We have Life, 10 Murder raps and 75 Nationally most wanted who played Football and Basketball in just the last 15 years combined...

[]_[]M overall the last 20 years since 1983 ? 6 National Football championships and won 6 out of 7 games against the cowardly Gators.

[]_[]M Yes!

TITLETOWN ... STILL G'VILLThe

The U have five national titles in just in football. Lol, UFelony has to combines football and basketball titles to even be in the conversation. You would have to combine FSU(2) and UFelony's(3) football national titles national titles just to equal the mighty CANES. WOW, your bragging on conference titles, get a life buddy. Be careful about talking too much trash because you might see us in the Final four, if UFelony does there part. You will see us spanking that A** in fooball next season because UFelony finally decided to grow a pair and put the CANES back on the schedule. Get a life buddy and go back to your board.


Don't hate duh true felons Gator ClUcks...

Cowardly Gators, Hate []_[]r mediocre football, basketball and baseball teams... or lack thereof.

Calvin: that explains how Paul from ill was able to beat him to the basket coming in from the right....extremely bad news.....we really needed him against Indiana and Kansas.....this changes everything

TITLETOWN ... STILL G'VILLThe

Also, stop bragging about football right know because you have a dynasty that controlling your might SEC. If UFelony was so great of a football Ya'll wouldn't allow a dynasty within you league.

Hilarious story hitting the wires today, during the off-season Florida Gulf Coast College challenged the Mighty (tee-hee) Gators to a basketball scrimmage and they refused to accept the challenge.

Imagine that ...the cowardly Gators ducking an opponent (LOL!) Now these spineless Gator girl won't even scrimmage a team that might be competitive with them.

Next you'll tell me the Gator girls from Hooterville are ducking the Canes in football (LOL!)

A long and well earned history of cowardice...the Florida Gators!

sunny dee, you are right. No milking the clock on offense nor prevent the win defense. golden and d'o have that concession stand sewed up.

Canes have to have an attacking, offense and in your face defense. Speed kills. Speed and defense are what all the teams have who have gotten this far along in the tournament.

I know that all this insight is way over the heads of the moron insulters on this blog who have nothing to offer except their stupid insults.

I am over-joyed that we won the ACC regular season and tournament. With L'ville, 'Cuse and Pitt coming in to the ACC it will only get harder to do that in the years to come so I am savoring this amazing run that we are on.

Honestly, winning the NC is a lot to ask for. I am hoping for at least a final four so we can put up the FF banner in the arena.

Florida is not our rival. They play in a different conference and we didn't play them this year. So best of luck to them and their fans. Their success and our success are completely independent of each other (unless we meet up in the FF). All this Gator talk on this UM blog is lame. Just ignore them and they will go away.

I am over-joyed that we won the ACC regular season and tournament. With L'ville, 'Cuse and Pitt coming in to the ACC it will only get harder

Posted by: SFCane | March 27, 2013 at 01:51 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rge4eU00aNM

notre dame, too

ME LUCKY CHARMS

The Felons and alums at Alachua County Detention Center are running wild these days on a Hurricane blog, jealous folks? Filled with hatred for the U? LOL more likely filled with the pride that goes before the fall? Drawers filled with suspended licenses, marajuwana dubies, spent cartridges, keys to stolen motor scooters, business cards with Hunter's name and speed dial number, peodphiles with sideline passes or memories of their esteemed school prezy leaving the scene of an accident? or of the last seven games with the Canes and being 1-6 over that stretch? or of Memories of Tiny Tim crying on the sidelines or in press conferences after a loss to Ole Piss?

Heat Last Night...

Canes Tonight...

Then the Miami Hoops Overcrowded Bandwagon Blows a Gasket and the Ride is Over For []_[] Cl[]_[]cks and then it's back to 15 Win Seasons and Ur Yearly Invite to the N.I.T. ... A fart in a wind storm is all []_[] were on the College Basketball radar. Time to amp up Ur annual April Cane Football Delusion chest thumping... again []_[] Dopes.

I'll write []_[] from Atlanta next week when the Mighty Gators go for the Trifecta in Hoop Championships.

Just so I understand... Now Ur saying U don't need Fat Boy Reggie the SlUg with his 8 pts. n 7 rebounds as 2 bench stiffs both averaging under 2 points and 1 board will fill tUbby's blubber void ?

Ohhhhh, silly Cane ClUcks, U won't be able to control Urselves after []_[] get bounced and the mUtiple excUses will begin Fly... And []_[] know this.

Go canes.

Lost in the Herald's headlines, and no where to be seen on ESPN, is Barry Jackson;s excellent journalistic column describing how,

EVEN AFTER THE LEAD NCAA INVESTIGATOR WAS FIRED FOR IMPROPERLY TRYING TO GET SHAPIROS LAWYER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION, THE NEW INVESTIGATOR DID EXACTLY THE SAME THING AND THROUGH SHAPIRO'S BODYGUARD ATTEMPTED TO GAIN ACCESS TO PEREZ.

EMMERT AND THE NCAA HAVE CONVENIENTLY FILED THAT AWAY.

But the U is locked and loaded with ammunition against the NCAA.

This case MUST be dismissed. It has been a circus of fraud, a corrupt biased vendetta against Um ( and who know what other program has had this kind of impropriety done against them)


Just so I understand... Now Ur saying the cowardly UF don't need those Fat Boy Gator SlUgs with their 8 pts. n 7 rebounds as 2 bench stiffs both averaging under 2 points and 1 board will fill all you Gator gal tUbby's blubber void ?

Ohhhhh, cowardly Gator ClUcks, U won't be able to control Urselves after []_[] get bounced and the mUtiple excUses will begin Fly... And []_[] know this.


Heat Last Night...set best winning streak in 40 years

Canes Tonight...sets new winning streak for college hoops

Then the Miami Hoops Overcrowded talent Bandwagon continues the Ride For the []_[] and then it's back to football and winning national championships...15 Win Seasons and Yearly Invite to the BCS Bowl Championship game. ... the cowardly Gators are a fart in a wind storm not on the College Basketball radar. Time to amp up Ur annual April spineless Gator Football Delusion chest thumping... again cowardly Gator Dopes.

I'll write []_[] from Atlanta next week when the Mighty Canes go for the Trifecta in basketball, football and baseball Championships.

C'mon, Gatr Pig. You already said that. You are boring again, Pig. Kind of like Trailerville. One-trick ponies. Nothing to do or see in a steaming manure dump. Trailerville and UFailure suuuuuuckkkkk.

Blasted again, Pig. WWWBBAHAHAHHAHHA

huge night for my brackets......

UM vs Ohio State for the championship with UM the winner, I'll either be a hero or a chump tonight, lol

Gallo- You are a chump already. You dont have to wait till tonight


huge night for my brackets......

UM vs Ohio State for the championship with UM the winner, I'll either be a hero or a chump tonight, lol

Posted by: Jim Gallo | March 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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lol, i started to put money on UM to win it all, just to roll the dice, but this is one of the first years i didn't mess with it myself as well. Alot of people got Miami in the final four and winning it all, vegas can't lose ane UM became the team to move the money on.

Sorry guys, party is over tonight. Marquette just too good for Canes. Truth hurts I know. Seeing is believing though.
Great run and they got farther than most could ever imagine.

wow what a dissapointment tonite

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