In the span of just a few months, Florida has gone from football central to the center of the basketball world with the Miami Heat on a historic 26-game winning streak and the Miami Hurricanes, Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles, and Florida Gators all making the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Many sports fans couldn’t tell you where Florida Gulf Coast University was before the current season started. But between an early season upset of Miami and now winning a berth in the Sweet 16, Florida Gulf Coast has put itself on the map in a big way.
Wednesday marks a day many of the most die-hard Miami Hurricanes fans thought they may never see from the team’s basketball team. The men’s team will leave Coral Gables, bound for Austin, Texas as a number two seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
March Madness, the annual onset of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, hit Sunday night with the release of the 68-team bracket by the selection committee. Now, millions of brackets are being filled out with hopes of picking the perfect bracket.
The Miami Hurricanes became the first team to win the ACC championship outright and not become a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. But it’s the Canes who may end up having the last laugh.
The University of Miami men’s basketball team made a national statement Wednesday night with an annihilation of the number one ranked Duke Blue Devils at the Bank United Center.
Everyone cheers for the underdog and the big upset in sports. But there’s one upset that has eluded the NCAA Tournament ever since it expanded to 64 teams; a number 16 seed knocking off a number 1 seed.
The Florida State Seminoles have lived and died off its defense throughout the season. Luckily for the Noles, the players got the offense cranking just in time for the NCAA tournament.
The Miami Hurricanes won’t go gently into that good night just yet. Thursday night, the Canes moved on in the ACC Tournament by ending Georgia Tech’s season.
The proverbial NCAA tournament bubble may have burst for the Miami Hurricanes Wednesday night in Raleigh, North Carolina.