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.
The men’s basketball team’s 2011-12 season is set to launch Thursday at 7 p.m. in an exhibition game against Florida Southern at the BankUnited Center.
On senior night, it was the freshman that shined the most. Behind Rion Brown career high 19 points, the Miami Hurricanes defeated the Maryland Terrapins, 80-66 and the Canes improve to 18-12 and 6-9 in the ACC on the season.
The Hurricanes had hoped to ride the wave of a three-game winning streak into Tallahassee. However, the ride stopped there, as Florida State defeated Miami, 65-59.
With the season on the line for the Miami Hurricanes, the Hurricanes needed to do everything in their power to hold onto life. And they did.
For the third straight game, the Hurricanes once again suffered another heartbreaker as freshman forward Harrison Barnes broke the Canes’ spirit with a shot clock-expiring 3-pointer and North Carolina won, 74-71.
As the ACC season continues to push forward, the Hurricanes will have their sights on finishing with a winning conference record and returning back to the NCAA Tournament.
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.
Canes keep it competitive, but lose to Wake Forest 62-53.
The Canes (16-5, 2-5 ACC) snapped a four-game losing streak against the Hokies (16-4, 3-3) and, more importantly, a four-game losing streak overall.
If the rest of Miami's Atlantic Coast Conference schedule plays out like the home opener, it's sure to be a doozy.
Miami improves to 12-1 on the season.