The Hurricanes were one of the best stories in college basketball this year. When Frank Haith left to take the Missouri job, the Canes had never once had a winning record in the ACC. Two years later and Miami just went 13-5 in the conference regular season, and then swept through the tourney for their first ACC Title.
In the NCAA Tournament, they ran into Marquette who may have played their best game of the season.
Now it's time to look ahead to next year.
The Canes had six seniors on this year's team. One - Garrius Adams - missed the year with a knee injury and should be back next season. They also had a freshman (Bishop Daniels) leave the program after playing just three games.
Daniels wasn't a big cog at all, but the five seniors were. Miami had four players play more than 1,000 minutes, and three were seniors. Just two of the top seven (in terms of minutes) are not graduating.
All told - and this assumes that Shane Larkin returns - the Hurricanes lose 64% of their minutes. Where does that leave them?
In the past two years only 2011 Boston College and 2012 North Carolina returned that few minutes in a season in the ACC. Which one is a better model for Miami?no comments