Miami Preview Capsule

Miami Preview Capsule

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By The Associated Press=


Last season: 25-13, lost in the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament.

Nickname: Hurricanes. Coach: Jim Larranaga.

Conference: Atlantic Coast.

Key returners: G Sheldon McClellan, led Hurricanes with 14.5 ppg and 54 3-pointers last year; G Angel Rodriguez, averaged 11.9 ppg and team-high 3.9 a; C Tonye Jekiri, led Hurricanes with 9.9 rpg and averaged 8.6 ppg.

Who left: G Manu Lecomte, who averaged 7.9 ppg and was part of a crowded backcourt before transferring to Baylor.

The Skinny: The Hurricanes return 73 percent of their scoring from a year ago, when they played in April for the first time. Kamari Murphy, a 6-8 transfer from Oklahoma State, adds size and defense, and this should be Miami’s best season since the 2013 ACC championship team – and maybe better.