The men's basketball team of the University of Miami has a record of 5-0 and went to the championship game on Sunday night at the Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton, California, thanks to the spectacular dunk of Zach Johnson just before the beep of the semifinal on Friday 78-76. victory over the state of Fresno.
The Hurricanes will play the winner of Friday's late game between Seton Hall and Hawaii. The final on Sunday is at 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2).
Johnson, a transfer graduate who led the Hurricanes with 24 points from the bench, was especially excited about his winning basket of the game on Friday because he made up for a foul premature that he had just committed in the three-point shooter Deshon Taylor, who made all his free throws to tie the game in 76-76.
UM second-year guard Chris Lykes stopped three in the final possession of the Canes, failed, and then Johnson flew over the edge without touching from the left side and hit the ball with 0.2 seconds remaining. The Miami bank exploded when Johnson landed on his pin. Johnson, a graduate of Norland High, joined Canes this season after four years on the Florida Gulf Coast.
"I thought Chris had a great look, it took about six or eight seconds and he knew that our best chance to win, if he missed it, was to go on the offensive board" said Johnson. "I took off, the ball bounced on my way and I put it back on."
Johnson said the Canes are excited about Sunday's final.  9459004]
"Many teams can not play championships throughout the season and having the opportunity to play in this championship is excellent for our team and our program, and It's a good feeling. "
] With 17 points and five rebounds. The unchanged Canes were outscored 43-29 by the Bulldogs, but UM center Ebuka Izundu had a great performance in the second half with 10 points after running out of first-half scores. He made 3-of-3 from the field and made 4 of 5 free throws. Guard DJ Vasiljevic added 12 points in four triples.