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.
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