Send Canes off to NCAA tournament

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - You can join other Miami Hurricanes fans in sending the men's and women's basketball teams off to the NCAA tournament.

The men's team leaves at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the BankUnited Center. Miami faces Pacific in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The game is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. Friday in Austin, Texas.

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The Hurricanes defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 87-77 in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Sunday. Hundreds of fans greeted the team as they arrived back in Coral Gables.

The Hurricanes also won the ACC regular season title.

The women's team leaves for Iowa City about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. They face Iowa at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

UM Austin Alumni Club hosting pregame gathering

The University of Miami's Austin Alumni Club will host a pregame gathering at 11 a.m. CT Friday at BlackFinn Ameripub, located at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace.

Food and drink specials will be available before and during the game.

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