Miami Hurricanes Basketball Schedule
As yet another college basketball season approaches, the Miami Hurricanes
are looking to make a name for themselves in the highly competitive ACC. While teams like Duke and North Carolina typically
garner the national headlines, those in the know realize that Miami has a team loaded with talent that is more than capable
of leaving their mark in the ACC and beyond, possibly culminating in a deep Tournament run. For years the Hurricanes have
established themselves as one of the premiere teams in the ACC and are regularly a major factor in the NCAA Tournament in
March. The Hurricanes' schedule is packed with games against some of the best college basketball teams in the country and
no college basketball fan will want to miss a second of the action at Bank United Center. The Hurricanes are poised to make
a return to prominence this year so get in on the excitement right from the start.
BankUnited Center in Coral Gables,
Florida will once again be home to some of the most exciting games of the college basketball season. This year the Miami Hurricanes
will have their hands full as they take on all of the best teams in the ACC including the Duke Blue Devils, the North Carolina
Tar Heels, the Virginia Cavaliers, and others. Games against new conference foes like the Syracuse Orange, the Pitt Panthers,
the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the Louisville Cardinals will also be tough and important match ups that the Canes will
have to win if they are looking to return to the top of the ACC standings. Miami has been working hard all off season in hopes
of making a return trip to the NCAA Tournament after missing out last season. As all of the other schools Miami faces in the
ACC already know, the Canes are not a team to be messed with. The Canes always have plenty of talented players across their
roster, making them a great team to get out and see in action. You can't go wrong with checking the schedule and getting your
tickets through StubHub, where Miami Hurricanes tickets are always at your fingertips.
Miami Hurricanes Basketball
The first Miami Hurricanes basketball team was sponsored by the university in 1926 although the program was
dropped in 1971 before being reinstated in 1985. Miami is mostly known as a football school but have established themselves
as one of the top teams in the country over the past few decades. The program has won two conference regular season titles,
one in the Big East in 2000 and another in the ACC in 2013 when they also won the conference tournament. The Canes have been
in the NCAA Tournament seven times and reached the Sweet Sixteen twice. Miami University boasts a premier athletic program
with a long and storied tradition of athletic excellence. Playing in the arduous ACC, the Hurricanes play some of the best
teams in the nation, including powerhouses like North Carolina, Duke and Virginia. Each year Canes fans have the opportunity
not only to see a talented Miami squad take the court but also to see some of the best teams and players in the country take
to the floor in an attempt to challenge the Canes. Make sure you wear your favorite Hurricane gear and come out in support
of your team as they take on some of the best teams around.
Miami Hurricanes Basketball Conference
basketball is virtually synonymous with the ACC and it is never easy for a team to navigate the tough conference schedule.
Perennial powerhouses North Carolina and Duke always are staunch competition and with the recent addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh,
Louisville, and Notre Dame to the mix the conference is only getting tougher. Altogether the ACC has won 15 National Championships
with North Carolina leading the way with five. Schools from the ACC have reached the Final Four sixty times and are always
making a big impact in the Tournament. Playing such a tough regular season schedule annually leaves the teams from the ACC
who are selected for the Tournament ready to take on any college in the country and allows for even some of the lower seeds
to pull off big time upsets. When it comes to college basketball there is arguably no conference that is historically better
or more dominant than the ACC.
College basketball is an experience like no other. Featuring
some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, the games have
an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Bank United Center for a University of Miami Hurricanes home basketball
game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer for their alma
mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops.
Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest.
Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold
your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Hurricanes' side erupts after
another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation. As soon as you leave Bank United Center you will be looking
to start planning your next trip to the arena to see the Canes in action.
In 1965 legendary guard
Rick Barry became the first, and to date still only, Miami Hurricane to be named a consensus All American. In 2013 Shane Larkin,
son of baseball great Barry Larkin, became the first Hurricane to win the Lute Olsen National Player of the Year Award. The
same year Miami won both its first regular season ACC championship as well as its first ACC tournament championship. The team
had played in the Big East up until 2004 when all of Miami's athletic programs joined the conference.