Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 2/5/13
Reggie Johnson was serious in October when he said the only reason the media ignored his basketball team was because of the name on the front of their jerseys. The senior forward said that if Miami had "North Carolina or Duke on the front" they'd be picked to finish atop the ACC. "We have that kind of team," he said. He was right. Before Super Bowl Sunday, Miami already owned a victory at UNC and a 27-point win at home over the Blue Devils. On Saturday, the Hurricanes put another notch in their belts by knocking off another traditional ACC program along the almost-religious trail of Tobacco Road when Johnson tipped in a teammates' missed runner with .8 seconds left to beat then-No. 19 North Carolina State before nearly 20,000 boisterous fans. Miami didn't beat Duke or UNC with the tip-in, but NC State's history is quite rich and its home atmosphere wreaks of ACC hoops. This was yet another infusion of ACC DNA into the Miami program's veins. "I told our players after the ga...
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