The 2013 college basketball season was a year of new accomplishments and major achievements for your Miami Hurricanes Men's basketball team.
Miami's award-winning Head Coach Jim Larranaga and his Hurricanes hoopsters captured the regular season ACC title and the ACC Tournament championship for the first time in UM history.
UM was ranked as high as the #2 team in the Nation during the season which was the highest ranking ever for a University of Miami basketball team.
These major accomplishments and significant achievements should be recognized and praised as they came as a most pleasant surprise to Hurricane fans and as a total surprise to their ACC opponents, the National media and college basketball fans everywhere.
Some hardcore Hurricane football fans that had not the faintest interest at the start of the roundball season got on the bus and enjoyed an incredible ride throughout the season as Miami kept setting lofty goals and then reaching even higher than they could have imagined to achieve them.
It was a fun run while it lasted even though the hopes of a national championship came crashing back down to reality with a loud thud last night during the round of Sweet Sixteen against Marquette.
The game revealed that the Hurricane hoopsters may not quite yet be ready for prime time and will need to get more physical if they plan to make it all the way to the top of the college basketball world.
Until next year we would like to thank the Hurricanes basketball team for bringing UM fans together and getting us on the bus and for Coach Larranaga driving us all into completely new territory for a university and a fanbase that really needed a good team, a good time and a good story to get behind.