Found March 13, 2013 on
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Jim Larranaga rose from his chair after speaking to the media about Miami winning its first outright regular-season conference title.
I hope you all enjoyed the ride, the Hurricanes coach said.
Enjoyed? Past tense? Not so fast, coach.
Not only is the ride not over, it heads to Greensboro, N.C., before getting on The Road to Atlanta.
Top-seeded Miami begins play in the ACC tournament at noon ET on Friday. The 'Canes will meet the winner of Thursdays No. 8 Boston College-No. 9 Georgia Tech game.
Should the Hurricanes win the ACC tournament, it would be the first league tournament title in the programs history. In addition, an NCAA tournament No. 1 seed would be very realistic for a team that would be ACC regular-season and postseason champion.
This year has been historic weve done a lot of things that we havent done before, guard Shane Larkin said, like beating a No. 1 (Duke) team and winning a regular-season conference championship. Theres no reason why we cant keep doing it.
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The Miami Hurricanes' fourth-leading tackler, Eddie Johnson, is not currently with the team and may not be returning.
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