GREENSBORO, N.C. A new season began for Miami on Friday afternoon.
The Hurricanes won the ACC regular-season title, but closed losing three of four games and falling out of favor with many national pundits. Once widely embraced, the Canes were being shunned as contenders, as the teeth of March neared.
This hasn't exactly been lost on the players, either. But they weren't too affected by the doubters before the conference season began, and they arent falling victim to the naysayers now. And that, senior guard Trey McKinney-Jones said, was why pulling away from Boston College in the quarterfinals of the 60th ACC Tournament is so important to the team's psyche.
It wasn't that top-seeded Miami beat No. 8 seed BC 69-58 but how it won. Sophomore point guard Shane Larkin scored 12 of his 20 points in the final 12 minutes, as Miami turned a 42-37 deficit into the 11-point victory.
The Canes can build off of this.
"Thats our point guard, thats our team leader," McKinney-Jones said...