Originally posted on CaneSpace  |  Last updated 11/3/11
Your Miami Hurricanes will open the 2011-12 college basketball season tonight at 7 PM at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables with an exhibition game against Florida Southern. The Hurricanes are led by first year head coach Jim Larranaga who was named the 12th head coach of the University of Miami men's basketball program on April 22, 2011. He comes to Miami after serving as the head coach at George Mason for 14 seasons. Here is Coach L being interviewed about his 2011 Hurricane basketball team earlier this week: At George Mason Larranaga guided the program to five NCAA Tournament appearances (2011, 2008, 2006, 2001, 1999) - including an unprecedented run to the 2006 Final Four that captured the nation's attention, defeating Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and UConn along the way. Following that run, he was selected the 2006 Clair Bee Coach of the Year. Larranaga built the Patriots' program into a perennial contender in the highly-regarded Colonial Athletic Associat...
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