The Miami Hurricanes headed for the Verizon Center in Washington, DC Tuesday hoping the round of 16 is especially sweet to the second-seeded ACC champions.
There was no question about Shane Larkin’s go-ahead 3-pointer for Miami. The ball that appeared to ricochet off the hands of Miami’s Kenny Kadji seconds later but went to the Hurricanes — well, look at the replay.
The Miami Hurricanes swept through the Atlantic Coast Conference and the ACC tournament and almost swept the individual awards as voted on by the league’s coaches.
If there was ever a question about whether or not defense wins championships, the All-Atlantic Coast Conference all-defense team selected by the coaches answered that question.
All the Miami Hurricanes needed Wednesday night was a win against woeful Georgia Tech to clinch the school’s first ACC basketball championship. Instead, the Canes are now one more loss away from possibly having to share that crown with the Duke Blue Devils.
Last fall, when Miami Hurricanes basketball still operated in the shadows of the football program, coach Jim Larranaga dropped in on a meeting of university officials and predicted a big season for his team.
Coming off its first Atlantic Coast Conference loss of the season, the Miami Hurricanes will look to get back to their winning ways against the Virginia Tech Hokies at the BankUnited Center Wednesday night.
C.J. Harris scored 23 points and Wake Forest beat No. 2 Miami 80-65 on Saturday to snap the Hurricanes’ 14-game winning streak.
The Miami Hurricanes put their undefeated Atlantic Coast Conference record on the line Saturday afternoon when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons come to Coral Gables looking to pull the upset.
The Miami Hurricanes lived dangerously for the second straight game, but still managed to hold on just long enough to secure its 13th straight Atlantic Coast Conference victory Tuesday with a 54-50 win over Virginia.