Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball

Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball


Miami Hurricanes mens basketball  NCAA Mens Division

The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represents the University of Miami during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball season. Led by twelfth-year head coach Jim Larranaga, they play their home games at Watsco Center on campus in Coral Gables, Florida.

Miami Hurricanes Coach Jim Larranaga will be looking to extend their season-long winning streak, leading the team to its twelfth consecutive win.


The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is the oldest men's basketball conference in America, established in 1953 with seven schools: Virginia, North Carolina, Duke, Maryland, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Louisville. Each year during ACC championship week each school receives automatic bids to the NCAA tournament.

Since its founding, the ACC has made some major strides toward success. Yet there have also been some questionable decisions which have resulted in decreased competition across all divisions.

Many schools in the ACC have been forced to compete against teams they were unable to beat, leading some of them to suffer more than others. It's not an isolated issue within the conference; many other conferences have also experienced these problems which can often be rectified by altering team scheduling practices.

After expansion in 2013, the Atlantic Coast Conference now boasts 14 members referred to as permanent partners. To determine each school's scheduling partner for life, conference officials sorted each school according to their number of ACC regular season titles, ACC tournament wins and NCAA championship wins.

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has long been controversial with its scheduling decisions. It has a reputation for placing certain teams in precarious situations, while some of the league's best players have struggled to fit into its system.

There have also been some problems with the ACC's basketball television contract, leading some schools to withdraw from the league. As a result, some critics have labeled the ACC as "failing".

Though the ACC has had its share of difficulties this season, it still boasts a formidable conference and Miami has an excellent chance to make the tournament. In fact, they are ranked second in the AP Top 25 and have won 15 games so far this year.

This team boasts a lot of talent, and they could potentially challenge Virginia for an ACC title this season. Additionally, UM has a well-balanced lineup with an experienced closing lineup that can handle pressure well.

The ACC boasts some of the top coaches in America, such as Jim Larranaga at Miami and Tony Bennett at Virginia. Both coaching staffs are highly talented and have a longstanding tradition of competing for ACC titles.

Isaiah Wong is the new ACC Player of the Year and has led the conference in scoring this season with 15.9 points per game. He joins Shane Larkin and Jack McClinton as two-time honorees.

He is the first player in Miami history to earn all-conference first or second team recognition. He joins Kameron McGusty, Jack McClinton (2007-08 and 2008-09), Larkin, Sheldon McClellan, Kenny Kadji, Tim James (1997-99) and Darius Rice as eight other Hurricanes with this distinction.

This team is loaded with talent and can win the ACC tournament this year if they play intelligently and follow Coach L's game plan. The Hurricanes may be underdogs against Virginia Tech this season, but if they play smartly and adhere to Coach L's strategy, they should have no problems winning both games.

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