If this CBS Sports writer’s prediction comes true, history will be made for Hurricanes hoops this season.
The undefeated Miami Hurricanes football team has drawn plenty of attention and a major showdown with Notre Dame is looming Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium.
However, fans can also start to turn their attention to the hardwood as the Hurricanes men’s basketball team begins their season tonight vs. Gardner-Webb.
CBS Sports revealed their season predictions, with the experts evenly split on Duke and Michigan State as national champions.
But the part that will make Canes fans stoked comes courtesy of Chip Patterson, who’s confident the Hurricanes are in store for a special season.
The writer shook up the monogamy as the lone expert in a 11-person panel to pick Miami to make the Final Four.
The furthest Miami has advanced has been to the Sweet 16 in 1999-00 under Leonard Hamilton and in 2012-13 and 2015-16 with current coach Jim Larranaga.
However with a strong set of perimeter players including Lonnie Walker, Ja’Quan Newton, and Bruce Brown, the Hurricanes shape up to be one of the best teams in the nation.
Miami is ranked No. 12 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 13 in the AP poll.
Miami routed Newberry College 106-79 in their preseason game on Nov. 1.
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