While the Miami Hurricanes are enjoying being a national seed for the first time since 2008, another team is enjoying a school first.
The Atlantic Coast Conference tournament is shaping up to be one of the best in years.
Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame and Louisville earned the top four seeds in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and double byes into the quarterfinals.
Upset by the notion they would use a concussed player, Miami officials said Monday that Tonye Jekiri returned to the Hurricanes’ game against Louisville over the weekend only after being cleared by a Cardinals team doctor.
Even with a weak second half, No. 9-ranked Louisville beat the Miami Hurricanes 63-55 on Tuesday.
Miami Hurricanes guard Angel Rodriguez said the inconsistency of attendance could be connected to the team’s inconsistent play.
It’s been an up-and-down season for the Miami Hurricanes, but the team’s recent resurgence has them in the thick of the ACC Coastal Division race.
The tight race in the ACC could come down to some key matchups, including games against the conference’s top ranked team, defending champion Florida State.
Before preparing for this Thursday night’s trip to Louisville, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher refuted a report that top running back Karlos Williams may be suspended.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is still looking to prove there’s good football in the league beyond Florida State.