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Two days after losing to Norfolk State in the first round of the MEAC tournament, Maryland-Eastern Shore has announced that head coach Frankie Allen will not return in 2014-15. Allen was the head coach at UMES for six season, finishing his tenure with a record of 42-139.
The highest UMES finished in the MEAC was a tie for fifth place in 2009-10, as they posted an 8-8 record in conference play. The Hawks won a total of 11 games that season , but in the four season since UMES has won a total of 24 games.
“We thank Coach Allen for the time he dedicated to UMES,” UMES AD Keith Davidson said in the release. “We appreciate his service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
UMES finished the 2013-14 season with an overall record of 6-24, going just 4-13 in MEAC play. Allen has 24 years of head coaching experience, including stops at Howard (2000-05), Tennessee State (1991-2000) and Virginia Tech (1987-91).
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams collapsed during the second half of No. 2 North Carolina’s visit to Boston College on Tuesday night:
Roy Williams has dealt with vertigo in the past; it’s not abnormal for him to collapse on the sideline during games, and given that his team is currently losing to Boston College, it’s understandable that he may have screamed himself dizzy.
He had to be helped off the floor:
It does appear that this isn’t something serious, according to a North Carolina release, that said Williams is “doing OK”.
Angel Rodriguez finished with 17 points and eight assists for No. 12 Miami, but it was lone offensive rebound of the night that earned the Hurricanes the win.
After center Tonye Jekiri missed two free throws allowing Pitt’s James Robinson a chance to tie the game with a three with 30 seconds left, Rodriguez was able to sneak in between three Panther players to tip-in a missed Davon Reed layup with 1.4 seconds left:
There was a bit of controversy on the final possession. Rodriguez, for some reason, tried to take a charge on Robinson when he caught the ball 70 feet from the rim. Pitt wasn’t in the bonus, so the no-call didn’t necessarily cost Pitt potentially game-tying free throws, but it could have given them another shot to draw up a play 30 feet further up the floor.
It also could have resulted in a foul being called as Robinson was shooting, which would have given Pitt three free throws.
That would have been bad.
But luckily for the Hurricanes, there was no whistle.