The Miami Hurricanes grabbed the victory in their game against the Texas Longhorns on Sunday. Immediately following their win, the team knelt down and lifted a prayer of thanks to God.
The Hurricanes’ win advanced them to the Final Four, making it their first appearance in the Finals in school history. They beat the Longhorns with a score of 88-81.
After the buzzer ended the game, the Hurricanes celebrated their win by huddling together and kneeling down in prayer. Norchard Omier, a Nicaraguan sophomore, led the team in prayer.
He prayed, “Thank you for bringing us here. Thank you so much!”
After which, they stood up and cheered for everyone.
The team’s prayer leader, Omier, contributed 11 points and nine rebounds.
The video clip that captured the special moment inspired many. Fellow Christians appreciated their bold gesture of faith.
“It was a beautiful moment. What I noticed was how quickly they all knew to drop to their knees in prayer,” one commenter said. “I wonder which player is the spiritual leader of these young men? What a great witness and leadership from college athletes!”
Meanwhile, others commented about how CBS’s camera quickly diverted their focus away from their prayer circle.
One Twitter user said, “So happy to see this tweet. The network only aired this for a moment. This team is an inspiration.”
Even former NFL pro player Benjamin Waston, a vocal Christian, noticed the quick camera shot. He said, “I saw that! And they moved that network camera shot with the quickness.”
The other three Final Four teams are the University of Connecticut Huskies, Florida Atlantic Owls, and San Diego State Aztecs.
In their first game of the Final Four Tournament, the Hurricanes will play the Huskies on April 1.
— Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) March 27, 2023
Reference: Church Leaders
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