Eye of the Hurricane

February 23, 2011

Is All Hope Lost For Miami Basketball

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kyle Sielaff @ 4:06 pm

Miami travels to Boston College tonight to take on BC, but does it really mean anything?

Realistically, the only shot Miami has to make the NCAA tournament is to win the ACC tournament, and as a ‘Canes fan I would like to say YES absolutely, but… They really have no shot.

The team at this point has got to be completely demoralized after a season full of headaches and heartaches.

If you were Coach Haith (whom most fans are shaking their heads at), what would you tell the guys before they took the floor?

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3 Comments »

  1. Very disappointing season. I am just OKAY with Coach Haith. I strongly believe that if Leonard Hamilton had not left UM to coach in the NBA, UM basketball would have turned-out a lot differently. We would have been in NCAA Tournament every year. At least this year, and probably next year also, we have the Lady ‘Canes to root for.

    Comment by VILJ — February 23, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  2. The only senior on the team is Adrian Thomas, and I am fairly confident that the juniors aren’t going to head to the draft early considering that decision probably wouldn’t be a smart one.

    So with that being said, Frank Haith will have this team next year, and it will look pretty much the same. The team needs to know that this game–although meaningless in the grand scheme of this season–has the ability to carry some weight in the long term.

    Winning any conference game as the visiting team takes some talent, and the Hurricanes have the luxury of using a victory today as a motivating force to take into next season. They will be a year more mature, and they must at this point understand that the only place to go next year is up.

    If they don’t use these games as lessons or building blocks for next season, we can count on another year of men’s basketball being lost, and most likely with that, Frank Haith’s job.

    Comment by eadeutsch — February 23, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  3. The above is pretty much an accurate statement. Haith has got to implore the team to treat these last four games as not just a precursor to how the team will fare next season, but also as a tune-up for the ACC tourney. We’ve seen stranger things happen (remember Georgia winning four games in three nights to get the SEC auto-bid a few years back), so while an at-large is lost–if they win out, it’s doubtful 8-8 and a trip to the ACC final is getting Miami in, unless they defeat both Duke and UNC, and even then, probably not–the chance to develop the young core is not.

    Comment by Rick O'Shea — February 23, 2011 @ 5:19 pm | Reply


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