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Miami (FL) Hurricanes Can Clinch Outright ACC Regular Season Title With Win on Wednesday

Robert Mayer-USA Today Sports

In Jim Larranaga‘s second season at Miami (FL), the Hurricanes have certainly made an impact on the conference and even the country as a whole.

From uncertain expectations following the early-season injury to Reggie Johnson to the emergence and stellar play of both Shane Larkin and Kenny Kadji, it’s been an incredible run for the Miami. Well, a lot of hard work can certainly pay off on Wednesday night as the Hurricanes prepare to play host to Georgia Tech.

Miami (FL) has already clinched at least a share of the ACC regular season title, but should the Hurricanes take care of the Yellow Jackets at home on Wednesday night, they will win the championship outright. Worst case scenario is that Miami will have a second shot at home against Clemson to accomplish the same goal on Saturday afternoon.

One win and the Hurricanes will claim their first ACC title in school history, it’s that simple. The only other conference regular season title that the program has to their name was a 2000 championship as a member of the Big East Conference.

You should however, expect the Hurricanes to take care of business against Georgia Tech on Wednesday night. This an opportunity that Miami does not want to fool around with, especially in terms of their seeding within the NCAA Tournament. Miami has lost two of their past three games overall and the advantage of ending the final week of the regular season in Coral Gables is one that they’d certainly like to take advantage of.

The ACC Tournament will undoubtedly be exciting, especially with a number of potential bubble teams jostling for position. Either way however, expect the top-seeded Hurricanes to continue their pursuit of conference supremacy even after they go on to lock up the regular season crown.

 

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