No. 6 Miami (21-3, 10-1 ACC) crushed No. 22 North Carolina (17-7, 7-4 ACC) 61-37 to win its tenth consecutive game and 38th straight at home in an ugly, physically-demanding contest.
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There has quite possibly never been a year at the University of Miami where a comparable level of hype and excitement surrounds both the men’s and women’s basketball programs.
Heading toward the beginning of the women’s basketball ACC tournament on Thursday afternoon, the Hurricanes had every belief that they could win the program’s first ACC title since joining the conference in 2004.
A key returner is redshirt sophomore Reggie Johnson. Johnson averaged 6.4 points and 4.6 rebounds while leading the team in free-throw percentage, shooting at a 78.5 percent clip.
Get to know “Big Reg” a little bit better.
With the departure of one of the greatest players to ever play at the University of Miami in Jack McClinton, the 2009-10 men’s basketball team set out to prove it could be a better team without him.
Tough losses started and ended the Hurricanes’ season.
Longest tenured Hurricane Charmine Clark takes nothing for granted
At Morris’s opening press conference in February before the season started, he compared this team to the 1999 team. That squad won the College World Series based on the same small ball formula. In 1998 the Canes lost stars like Pat Burrell, Aubrey Huff and Jason Michaels and rebounded with a historic season. The same can be said 10 years later if the Canes can win after losing names like Yonder Alonso, Jemile Weeks and Dennis Raben.
The loss likely deals a deathblow to Miami’s NCAA Tournament hopes.
Canes to take on Hokies in a must win game.
The inconsistency of Miami’s men’s basketball team upsetting to fans. The worst part is there is no sense to be made from all of this. The team has the talent and (we thought) the motivation to be winners. After enduring four years of rough football, we finally thought the basketball team was on the rise.