Related Press 3:56 p.m. ET3 Minute Learn
Can Miami pull off the upset towards Texas?
Seth Greenberg explains how Miami can prime Texas within the Elite Eight.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Texas ahead Dylan Disu, one of many shining stars of the NCAA match’s opening weekend, was dominated out of the Longhorns’ sport towards Miami for a berth within the Last 4 on Sunday due to a left foot harm.
The 6-foot-9 Disu was the MVP of the Longhorns’ run to the Large 12 match title on the identical T-Cellular Middle ground two weeks in the past after which helped them rating the Candy 16 with 17 factors in a win over Colgate and 28 obtain factors in a win over Penn State.
Disu injured his foot within the second spherical sport towards the Nittany Lions. He made progress with the harm all through the week and there was some hope he could be obtainable for a Midwest semi-final towards Xavier. However after a setback, Disu performed simply 94 seconds for the Texas No. 2 earlier than watching the remainder of the sport in a mountain climbing boot.
“Dylan has clearly labored actually onerous to get up to now within the season now,” mentioned Texas interim coach Rodney Terry, who was making an attempt to get the Longhorns previous the Hurricanes and into the Last 4 for the primary time in 20 years to steer males.
“We acquired by means of the Large 12 match with out Timmy Allen, a man who had grow to be an actual point of interest of our offense in Large 12 play. The following man needed to step in and do the work for us,” Terry mentioned. “We’re not going to have a special sort of mentality going into the competitors towards Miami – subsequent man and that’s going to be by committee.”
Christian Bishop acquired the primary probability, slipping into the beginning lineup when it was launched about an hour earlier than the Kansas Metropolis tip. The Missouri native of Lee’s Summit scored 18 factors in Friday evening’s win towards the Musketeers.
Fifth-seeded Miami superior to the regional finals by one-shot towards first-seeded Houston.
“I all the time say to our boys, ‘We’re all we’d like. We’re all we now have.’ what I imply?” mentioned Terri. “We’re going to search out somebody who’s keen to go and we’re going to bond like brothers and we’re going to exit and face off towards a very, actually good Miami workforce.”