The Miami Hurricanes, yes the Miami Hurricanes on top of the ACC
I'm not sure if people know the University of Miami has a basketball program. Well, perhaps they should start paying attention. After last night's win at Boston College, the Miami Hurricanes sit atop the ACC at 4-0, 13-3 overall. Now I know it's just January and there's a lot of conference play left, I just think this program can no longer be ignored.
Jim Larranaga is in his second season as Head Coach. For those under a rock, Larranaga was the man who led mid-major George Mason to 5 NCAA tournament appearances, including the Final Four in the 2005-06 season. If Larranaga can lead the little engine that could to the Final Four, and considering how mediocre the ACC is, who knows how far he can lead this school?
Miami already with wins over nationally ranked Michigan State, perennial contender North Carolina (albeit it down year for them) and Maryland, who just upset NC State last night. The big test for the Hurricanes will come next Wednesday on campus against top 5 Duke. Are they ready for this challenge?
I will be interested to see. Will you be watching?