NCAA Tourney: Miami Bubble Status

CORAL GABLES, FL - JANUARY 18: Shane Larkin #0 of the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes drives to the basket during a game against the Clemson Tigers on January 18, 2012 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Miami Hurricanes are just 6-4 in ACC play but are only two games out of first place in the tough conference. They're currently on the bubble for inclusion in the 2012 NCAA tournament.

The Miami Hurricanes currently hold a 15-8 overall record and are 6-4 in the ACC. They play in a very tough conference that includes Duke, North Carolina and Florida State, yet they are only two games out of first place. There is a very real chance that they could find themselves in the NCAA tournament in March.

Steve Gorten of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel posted an article on Monday talking about the bubble status of the Canes. In his estimation, the Hurricanes are chasing a magic number.

It boils down to 10 ACC wins for the ‘Canes. That’s the number they need. A win Wednesday against UNC would be a huge bonus. But it’s not a must-win. The eight-day stretch that will most likely define this season for UM will be Feb. 21 to 29 – at Maryland (Feb. 21), vs. FSU (Feb. 26) and at NC State (Feb. 29).

Gorten predicted that the Canes would be 6-4 at this point and would drop Wednesday night's rematch with North Carolina. He was correct on the first point. We will have to see whether his second prediction will hold up.

For all news and information regarding the Miami Hurricanes, please visit The 7th Floor. For analysis on the 2012 NCAA tournament bracketology, head on over to BBlogging the Bracket. For wall-to-wall coverage of all things college hoops, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NCAA basketball hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.