In this Feb. 18, 2015, file photo, Miami coach Jim Larranaga, center, talks to players during an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami plays Temple in the NIT semifinals Tuesday, March 31. "When I got to college and played in Madison Square Garden it was always a very special thrill," Larranaga said. "Then as an assistant coach at Virginia we won the NIT my first year as an assistant. To take your team to New York and have your players experience that is very different than any other venue you'll ever play in."(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — One of Miami coach Jim Larranaga’s earliest basketball memories in basketball goes back to when he was 9 or 10 years old, watching his older brother play for St. John’s at Madison Square Garden.

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