MBB gets revenge against UCF, narrowly wins 66-64
With 1.4 seconds left in the game and down two points, UCF tried to purposely miss a free throw. However, ‘Canes guard Jordan Miller tipped the ball away as time expired, giving Miami a tight 66-64 win on Sunday evening. The Hurricanes got revenge on the Knights, which beat Miami 95-89 at the Watsco Center last season. Two players were in double figures for UCF: Darius Johnson, who had a game–high 24 points, and Brandon Suggs, who scored 11. Pack led Miami players with 16 points while shooting 7-10 from the field and dishing out three assists.themiamihurricane.com
Levenson’s grand slam lifts No. 6 Miami over Central Florida for fifth straight win
Right from the opening inning, Miami baseball was left searching for a spark out of its lineup to erase a three-run deficit. 6 Miami ahead for good in a 16-10 win over Central Florida on a windy evening Wednesday at Mark Light Field. A pair of RBI base hits from left fielder Lex Boedicker and Andrew Sundean helped push the Knights ahead 3-0 early. Central Florida third baseman Michael Brooks and Pena each added RBI singles in the fourth to slice the Knights’ deficit to 11-6. “Obviously Miami versus Florida State, that’s always a game you want to be in.themiamihurricane.com
Miami women’s tennis downs UCF to advance to Sweet 16
For the 24th time in program history, Miami is headed to the NCAA Team Championship Sweet 16. “[UCF] is physical … the weather isn’t really an issue for them,” Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. But the Knights fought off match point in the next game and took two more to regain the lead, 6-5. From there, the Knights would not win another point, as Miami dominated singles play by taking four matches in straight sets. 33 Achong gave Miami the lead for good, beating Saidenova, 6-1, 6-4, for the second time this year.themiamihurricane.com
UConn to meet former conference rival UCF in second round
UConn and UCF will renew what has been a physical rivalry when the teams square off Monday night. The No. 2 seed Huskies, who routed Mercer in the opening round, are 13-0 against the No. 7 seed Knights, dating back to their days together in the American Athletic Conference, which UConn left in 2020 to rejoin the Big East.news.yahoo.com
Bellarmine wins ASUN, hands NCAA bid to Jacksonville State
CJ Fleming scored a career-high 27 points, Dylan Penn added 22 and Division I newcomer Bellarmine defeated Jacksonville 77-72 in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, handing the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament to regular-season champion Jacksonville State.
Volleyball suffers first loss, splits double-header versus UCF and FAU
This was a match that was won at the net, and UCF was simply the better team in that aspect. Similar to the first set, UCF was able to control the middle portions of the second set, and completely dominated the Canes. With Vach’s offensive boost, Miami swarmed UCF in the fourth set, hanging on to win 25-22 to keep their hopes of an unbeaten record alive. In this match, Miami reverted back to its old ways and swept FAU, improving to 8-1 on the season. On the night, Miami dominated every aspect of the game, leading the Bulls in kills, aces, blocks assists and digs.themiamihurricane.com
UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid pandemic
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)ABU DHABI – In spite of the surging coronavirus pandemic, major arms makers descended Sunday on a convention center in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to make deals with militaries across the Middle East. The UAE unveiled $1.36 billion in local and foreign arms deals to supply its forces with everything from South African drones to Serbian artillery. Significant national pavilions were absent, including the United States, the world’s largest arms exporter. Ad“The threats are obvious lately,” said Walid Abukhaled, CEO of Saudi Arabian Military Industries Company, a holding company owned by the country’s sovereign wealth fund. “If Iran goes into a major rearmament program or starts to flex its muscles, that’s where missile defense and air defense systems come in,” he said.
NCAA probe is 'speed bump' to Vols' new coach Josh Heupel
New Tennessee NCAA college football head coach Josh Heupel, left, shakes hands with University of Tennessee athletics director Danny White after being presented a jersey speaks during an introductory press conference at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Caitie McLekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)Josh Heupel believes he can win quickly at Tennessee and position the football program for long-term success. Heupel was introduced Wednesday as the program's 27th head coach and fifth, not counting interim or acting coaches, since the end of the 2008 season. New athletic director Danny White said Tennessee ran an “exhaustive nationwide search” led by the same search firm that helped land White. White was hired last week to replace the retiring Phillip Fulmer and hiring a new coach was his first task.
Long-haul carrier Emirates says it fires staff amid virus
Dubais long-haul carrier Emirates said Sunday, May 31, 2020, that it fired an undisclosed number of employees as the coronavirus pandemic has halted global aviation. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)DUBAI Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates said Sunday it fired an undisclosed number of employees as the coronavirus pandemic has halted global aviation, becoming the latest Mideast airline to shed staff over the outbreak. The carrier said it would treat fired staff with fairness and respect, without elaborating. Previously, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Doha-based Qatar Airways similarly fired staff as countries shut down their airspace as the virus spread. Dubai International Airport, the worlds busiest for international passengers that's home to Emirates, has been operating at a fraction of its usual pace.
Police: Man, 27, arrested in Wynwood shooting leaving former UCF football player dead, man injured
MIAMI – Miami police detectives said Monday that Jose Trimaine Jose, a 6-foot-3 former University of Central Florida player, was killed in a Friday afternoon shooting in Wynwood. Jose Jose played football for Miami Central and Booker T. Washington high schools in Miami-Dade County and for the University of Central Florida in Orange County. (Local 10 News File)Jose also played high school football for Booker T. Washington and Miami Central. Jose Jose was a father of three in Miami-Dade County, relatives said. Walker, 27, had fled to another state, but detectives caught up to him and are bringing him back to Miami-Dade County, Delva said.
Gabriel throws for 3 TDs, No. 22 UCF trounces UConn 56-21
ORLANDO - Dillon Gabriel threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 22 UCF rebound from its first regular-season loss in nearly three years with a 56-21 rout of Connecticut to begin American Athletic Conference play Saturday night. Gabriel completed 11 of 16 passes without an interception for UCF, and he threw TD passes of 73, 16 and 13 yards to Gabriel Davis while UCF (4-1, 1-0) built a 42-0 halftime lead. UConn (1-3, 0-1) fell to 0-7 in ACC openers and has lost 12 consecutive conference games. Steven Krajewski came off the bench to throw for 273 yards, including second-half TD passes of 16 yards to Cameron Ross, 12 yards to Ardell Brown and 15 yards to Matt Drayton.
Local10.com college football picks: Week 3 results
Will Manso, Clay Ferraro and Ian Margol each had a strong 10-1 showing last weekend, while the gap between first and last -- a distinction that belongs to Liane Morejon -- is growing. Clay holds a slight -game lead on Will, who has a narrow lead on Ian. The only surprise for the group was USC, which lost to BYU 30-27 in overtime. Liane slumped to 8-3 on the week, picking Ball State to beat FAU and Stanford to end UCF's 17-game home winning streak. The Owls flew away with their first win of the season and the Knights extended their streak to 18 games.
FIU schedules home-and-home series with UCF in 2020, 2022
FIU's Anthony Jones stiff arms UCF's Jeremy Boykins as he runs with the ball, Sept. 24, 2016 at FIU Stadium in Miami. MIAMI - Florida International will travel to Central Florida next year and host UCF in 2022. FIU will visit Spectrum Stadium in 2020, while the Panthers will host the Knights at Riccardo Silva Stadium in 2022. "We're pleased to renew this series with UCF and continue the history between our two schools on the football field," FIU head coach Butch Davis said. He also rejected a two-for-one deal with the University of Florida this offseason, leading to much criticism for instead scheduling FIU.