Men's Basketball Banquet Set For April 18th

Men's Basketball Banquet Set For April 18th

April 10, 2002

Coral Gables, FL ( – The University of Miami will hold its Annual Men’s Basketball Banquet on Thursday, April 18 at the Mayfair House Hotel located at 3000 Florida Avenue in Coconut Grove.

The event will begin with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. with dinner following at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person in advance or $400 for a table of eight. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $60 per person. For more information or to make reservations, please contact the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699 or 1-800-GO-CANES (option 4).

This season the Hurricanes recorded their eighth consecutive winning season and set a school-record for wins. Miami posed an overall record of 24-8 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons. Miami has now advanced to post-season in six of the last seven seasons.

Miami will return 11 letterwinners and three starters next season including All-BIG EAST selections Darius Rice and James Jones.

Rice, a 6-10 sophomore, was a second-team All-Conference selection after leading Miami in scoring (14.9) for the second consecutive season. He led the team with 10 games of 20 or more points including a UM season-high 32 points against Providence on January 19.

Jones, a 6-8 junior, ranked third on the team in scoring (12.8) and led the team in rebounding (6.3) and blocked shots (2.4). His 78 blocks this season ranks third on UM’s all-time single season list and were the most by a UM player since Constantin Popa recorded a school-record 85 blocks during the 1992-93 season.