Norchad Omier receives status update for Miami's Round of 64 matchup vs. Drake
Norchad Omier status for the NCAA Tournament has been up in the air. Fortunately, Miami provided a jolt to fans everywhere ahead of Friday’s tip-off.
The Hurricanes announced just prior to game time that Omier has been medically cleared and will be playing against Drake. That is a huge boost for Miami, a No. 5 seed, in this year’s tournament.
Norchad Omier is medically cleared and will play in tonight’s NCAA Tournament Round of 64 game against Drake. @NorchadO pic.twitter.com/OniuPfDAZ4
— Canes Men’s Basketball (@CanesHoops) March 17, 2023
Omier was originally injured in the early moments of an ACC Tournament matchup against Duke. Without the big man in the lineup, the Hurricanes fell despite a late push against the Blue Devils.
The 6-foot-7 Omier leads the Hurricanes with 9.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. He is also 3rd on the team with 13.6 points per game and shoots an efficient 59.1% from the floor this season.
Friday’s NCAA Tournament game between Drake and the Hurricanes is being broadcast on TBS.