Wednesday, January 03, 2007

What We've Learned: Miami

The Hurricanes may be the worst team in the ACC right now. With losses to Buffalo, Cleveland State, Northwestern and Binghamton they have probably already played their way out of NIT consideration and have by far the worst record in the ACC at the moment. Frank Haith seemed to have some talent at Miami and was on the cusp of perhaps elevating the Miami program beyond also ran status. Guillermo Diaz and Robert Hite left and took 33 points per game in scoring leaving Miami with little scoring punch and the same porous defense that sank them in many games last season. Hurricane fans will now be getting their lesson in how difficult it is to sustain success in the ACC. Transfer Jack McClinton is a gunner who has some ability to penetrate off the dribble but offers little else. Denis Clemente and Anthony King should be better than they are but are barely average ACC players. This is a terrible team but may surprise a few opponents if McClinton gets hot.

Key Wins: None

Bad Losses: Buffalo, Cleveland State, Binghamton, Louisville, Etc. etc.

Prediction 4-12 12th place

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