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March 17, 2013

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SEBAS13

1ST BABY !!!

86Cane

Oh, and IT'S A GIRL! Second girl Cane on the way!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | March 17, 2013 at 03:37 PM

CONGRATS!

VfB_Cane

Third!

(... win over the Tar Heels!)

Terrance Sullivan

86 thanks man for having the best Canes blog ever. U da man bruh.

86Cane

Miami is 1st ACC team other than Duke or UNC to win ACC reg season & tourney in same year since 1974.

Terrance Sullivan

So happy for our Canes bball team.

86Cane

86 thanks man for having the best Canes blog ever. U da man bruh.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | March 17, 2013 at 04:56 PM

If U really mean that, and I think U are a man of your word, then do this: Stay off that other blog with all of the "cupcakes" and "icing". I'm jus sayin...

MIA Chi 'Cane '98

Congrats, Ohio... I have 3 chicas...

2002nemo

"We are the champions, my friends."

longtimecanefan

top 10 again!! just can't keep up with 86.

Congrats to the U, great season and a well earned championship.

Now, off to the big dance!!

Terrance Sullivan

Okay 86.

Terrance Sullivan

Road to Atlanta is in full effect for our Canes.

JRamos

I just hope Golden is watching this team and how much heart they have...the ACC is much tougher in b-ball than in football. The Canes football team needs to step it up a notch next year period!!! Go Canes!!!!

TonyCane

Meanwhile at Duke...and at Indiana...and at North Carolina...and at Kentucky....

Emergency recruiting alarms blared. Blast doors shut with alarming speed. College basketball coaching staffs scrambled as the word spread via Internet, hotlines, and word of mouth.

Coach K sat in his chair, a look of disbelief on his face as he watched the celebration taking place on television. The images of confetti falling, the ACC championship won by the one team that could never be allowed to win it.

"It has happened," he said in a whisper. "The sleeping giant has awakened."

orange 'n green in the vein

What a great day! 86, I know today is the reason why you took the initiative to start this site in the first place. in 07 so it's awesome. to finally have a day like today to celebrate on here with all the bloggers who make this into the greatness it is!

Terrance Sullivan

OGV well said man.

orange 'n green in the vein

I'm typing on my phone Terrance so that's why the bad punctuation but I know you're enjoying the he'll out of all the upset UM/ND football/basketball Miami "fans" being rear end sore today my man!

orange 'n green in the vein

Hell and NC not he'll and the Itrash, like I said, phone typing!

VfB_Cane

Miami is 1st ACC team other than Duke or UNC to win ACC reg season & tourney in same year since 1974.

Posted by: 86Cane | March 17, 2013 at 04:57 PM

And now Miami is the first team to do that and NOT be a 1-seed ...

Ohio_Cane

Canes a 2 seed. First game vs 15 seed Pacific

Ohio_Cane

Friday ^^^

Canesteeler

When Larkin looks to score we are dangerous. I feel sorry for Reggie but coach L was correct parking his butt on the bench.

orange 'n green in the vein

Got to service the brand names NCAA, from selection to enforcement. Tools.

VfB_Cane

Mike Bobinski (NCAA Selection Committee) about deciding the 1s: "We talked about it Thursday night, Friday nicht, Saturday night right until this morning."

Too bad the Canes didn't get to play the championship game before lunchtime.

Terrance Sullivan

OGV I am loving it and I am typing from my phone as well so I know my spelling can be awful at times. I love our position in the tournament. Our Canes just need to keep doing the Damn thing and it's should be all good maybe just maybe our Canes can not only get to D.C. but then on to Atlanta and hopefully cutting down the nets on April 8th around 10:45pm.

86Cane

Road to Atlanta is in full effect for our Canes.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | March 17, 2013 at 05:24 PM

There IT is right there.

86Cane

OGV...with all of the turmoil and struggles U and I have been through together, with all of the traveling and watching UM sports in many locations and in many sports...

THIS IS AS SWEET AS IT GETS!

Jack

Yahooooooooooooo!!


We got some Canes over here!!

86Cane

UM scoring: Larkin...Scott...Jones.

The Bermuda triangle?

KiriJax

I've woken up at 1am every morning for the last three days to watch the games and should be dragging at work today. But I am so proud and excited about the season this team has given us! My feet haven't touche the ground yet. Someday, I'm going to the Schwartz Center and taking a pic with the ACC trophy and then I'm going to the BUC and stand under our championship banner!

86Cane

Kiri...and when U do that, U must wear Canespace!

DeployedDiehardCane

ACC Tourney Champs.............CHECK

Next stop the BIG DANCE BABY!!

52 Days or so left...

KiriJax

86Cane,

I'll swing by and pick up one on my way to the BUC!!!

On a side note, the men's tennis team got their first ACC win of the season, beating Georgia Tech 4-3. This was a must win if they are going to get to the NCAA tourney this year. Record is now 10-5. They're already two wins ahead of last year's total!

JCane

The Canes lost one game too many, or they'd be a #1 seed. A high #2 seed is the best they could've gotten with all of the teams in front of them going down along with quite the nice run through the ACC the last few days.

Regarding today's game vs. UNC, I was quite pleased with the level of play. There were mistakes, but way fewer than vs. NCState. They still would have lost given Hairston and the rest of the UNC 3 point shooting, just like Kelly with Duke a few weeks ago, if not for the fact that they were just as hot from behind the arc. Both teams had to be thinking WTF do we gotta do to pull away from this team. The d really wasn't bad on either side, but the passing was good, the 3s were falling, even when they really shouldn't have been, and we had a high-scoring output from the U for the first time in a while. The inside game wasn't bad, with big bodies eating up the rebounds (as they should vs. the UNC small lineup). It would still be nice to see big Reg actually go up strong and make a few baskets, as there are going to be some teams with far more of an inside presence if the U is to make a run.

Key question to me is how the F does FU get a #3 seed out of this after being #13 ranked and getting their butts handed to them by Ole Miss in the SEC championship?! That's all the time FU deserves here for discussion though.

The U opens vs. U of the Pacific on 3/22. Don't overlook them, but the games truly start getting harder right after, with the Ill vs. Colorado winner being in game 2. The likely (as if upsets don't happen in the tnmt.) opponent in game 3 (if) would be the Butler vs. Marquette winner, so the A game is going to have be played truly from here out. No more GTech or WFU type games are going to work. The other half of the East bracket has IU at #1, with the only game that looks potentially scary for them being in their second round matchup vs. good old NC State. Otherwise, the U would have to win game 4 likely vs. IU to get to the Final 4, taking on the KU (south) bracket from there.

Duke, on the other hand, lands as the last #2 seed in the Midwest bracket, paired with overall top seed Louisville (boy, did they take it to Syracuse in the second half..anyone here remember the last time a top 20 team blew a 13 point halftime lead to lose by 17?). Amazing how the midwest bracket lands them in Philly to open things. Guess I have a geography problem..while the east landing Canes are in Texas. Duke gets the nice draw for second round game vs. the Creighton-Cinci. winner. Their path looks a bit easier to me, but I wouldn't want to have to deal with Louisville right now. Of course, Duke would only worry about it if making it to the Elite 8, so who cares.

Enough mental masturbation for the night. Great day to be a Cane basketball fan. C'mon in, recruits, and let's keep on building! Congrats Coach L. and the team, for winning the most important game in the team's history. The key character issue in the last two games is that they didn't fold when UNC was pounding the 3s or vs. NC State when making mistakes and letting them close within 6 a few times.

Sarasota 'cane

Soup,

This is the first "banner" we have hung in any sport since we all met on on the Sun Sentinel blog all those years ago! Congrat's to all who have hung in during the good and the bad!

Go 'canes!

Brevardcane

We are now a basketball school!!

BigWindyCane1

I like the Canes changes to make the Final Four. Any team that wins the ACC regular season and tournament deserves much respect. Coach L and company really stepped up, and Larkin is the difference maker for this team.

Sarasota 'cane

We are now a basketball school!!

Posted by: Brevardcane | March 17, 2013 at 09:05 PM

Today we are dypshyt but come Sep 7 you'll realize that we are once again a football power as well! So sorry that the Floriduh Gaytors couldn't win arguably the weakest conference of all the major conferences!

Go 'canes!

antcane

Numbers don't lie. Only Kansas has a better resume. They showed it on ESPN. We had the resume over Indianar Zaga and Louisville Better record against top 50 opponents higher bpi and a clean sweep of the ACC. When one of the biggest haters of the U on the planet are shaking their heads then you now that NCCA is the #1 but hey you can't hold a good thing down. That's why I always have always will be a CANE til I die.

86Cane

Sota...no it is actually the second banner for our crew. UM baseball won the ACC tourney back in 2008.

antcaneakaanthonyjmanis

Oh yeah we got some canes OVA HERE!!!

mi@mic@ne

Congratulations to the team ...the converted on the threes when it counted. That's what makes champions. I looks like we are gonna be a good tournament team. And also hitting the 10 out of ten free throws at the end. Ive got a lot of confidence in this team. Is all they do is just win baby! Its a cane thang.

WWIN/M

The boys really stepped up today and took unc's best shot to da mouf and shook it off!!!!

86Cane

Just hours after winning the 2013 ACC Tournament championship, the Miami Hurricanes are tied with the Indiana Hoosiers at No. 4 in the USA TODAY final regular-season Top 25 Coaches Poll.

Miami (27-6) jumped six spots from No. 10 after completing a sweep of the ACC regular-season and tournament titles. The Canes are the No. 2 seed in the East Region of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and will face No. 15 seed Pacific on Friday in Austin, Texas. Miami’s 2 seed is tied for the lowest seed in program history; the Canes were a 2 seed in the East Region of the 1999 NCAA Championship.

Miami and Indiana finished with 639 total points each, and both were 64 points behind No. 3 Kansas.

The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Sarasota 'cane

Nice correction Soup! We'll be correcting the football conference next December!

Go 'canes!

mi@mic@ne

Nothing like going into what basically was there home court and silencing espn and that croud. That's what Canes do. No surprise there.

orange 'n green in the vein

So unsurprised to see a judgement call ACC officiating whistle of a charge on Larkin's layup not only providing the final margin of the game at Cameron but also the seeding. Why even play the conference tournaments if they don't count for the seeding?

Must have been a bad year to win the ACC . . . and not wear blue on your uniform. Don't ever question just how deep the bias runs against this athletic department.

mi@mic@ne

http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/11/01/kyrie-irvings-new-uncle-drew-commercial-features-bill-russell-and-kevin-love/

This is for all the old cane fans who enjoyed the back to back blocked shots down low. Get that outa here! LOL

WWIN/M

OGV,

we got the short end of the but thats ok.

yeah i know, thats what she said lol

orange 'n green in the vein

Honestly I have no dog in the seeding fight and as long as you get a top four, but maybe they thought UM's defense was overrated WWiN?

No, that was a joke. When UM tears Illinois a new one on Sunday that will be the final proof necessary that the mid major was completely over-seeded at #1.

MIA Chi 'Cane '98

I saw some Larkins post game presser and he said he read a lot on the Internet that fans thought the team peaked too soon. Maybe he reads Canespace???

orange 'n green in the vein

/\/\/\

My thoughts exactly when I read it.

Shane, if you're reading this, I never said that about you, just that I was worried there was only one way to go when you hit that #2 ranking possibly.

The play these last three days has made me think there's still another level you can reach.

No turn off the internet and start watching the Pacific film in 26 minutes.

Terrance Sullivan

Evidently our Canes play Pacific at 1:10 Central on TNT or 2:10 Eastern on TNT. Let's go Canes.

Mia Chi 'Cane '98

So if Miami and Illinois play on Sunday it will very interesting in my household. My wife is an Illinois alum and most of our friends are Illinois alumni as well as some family and neighbors. If we do play them I sure hope we beat them so I can have bragging rights on all of them for years to come. My daughters have Miami gear but my wife was saying she wanted to get some Illini gear for them. I am already out outnumbered 4 to 1 in the male to female ratio in the house and don't want to be outnumbered in the Miami to Illinois ratio as well...

Again, let's take care of Pacific and see what happens in Illinois vs Colorado game.

WWIN/M

OGV,

I don't think our d is overrated, but we've been playing too laxed on d these last 8-10 games. The recipe for bad d is; giving up lay ups, uncontested 3's, and giving the opponents second chance opportunities, we've been doing all three. Not trying to be negative just saying what we need to get back to if we wanna make a title run

VfB_Cane

Jim Larranaga with one of the best coaching speaches I've heard in a long time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4-MmRnt8-c&feature=youtu.be

Monday I've got Friday on my mind :-)

VfB_Cane

^^^ speeches

SOUP

Monday I've got Friday on my mind :-)

Posted by: VfB_Cane | March 18, 2013 at 06:43 AM

Love it!

LB

A.C.C. Champs.

Yeah!

Great seed, good region.

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"I have a great relationship with the Miami coaches, recruiting is open to everybody around the country and the relationship is the same everywhere."

"No. It is still good and I don’t have a problem with Miami, Not one bit. The relationship with Miami is the same if not better then the relationships with other schools in the country."- Ice Harris

jgatsby1112

Just curious...how many schools have won a NC in football, baseball, and hoops? Please tell me they gators have not??

Go Canes!

SOUP

UMAA game watch parties, all fans are welcome:

http://www6.miami.edu/alumni/events/gamewatches.htm

86Cane

MIAMI NCAA NOTES:

• Miami is making its 18th postseason appearance in program history and fifth in the last six seasons.
• Miami NCAA Championship seed history: 11 (1998, South), 2 (1999, East), 6 (2000, South), 5 (2002, West), 7 (2008, South) and 2 (2013, East)
• Miami is 4-6 in six previous NCAA Championships (last appearance in 2008).
• Miami has never advanced past the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Championship.
• 2013 in Miami's sixth NCAA tournament berth since 1997 (first appearance was in 1960).
• Coach Jim Larranaga is making his seventh NCAA tournament appearance - and 14th overall postseason trip - as head coach. He led George Mason to the 2006 Final Four.

86Cane

Miami made history, and not in a good way: The Hurricanes became the first regular-season and tournament ACC champion not to get a No. 1 seed. Not only that, they were slapped into a region featuring Indiana, probably the best and most consistent team in the country over the course of the season.

The team that snuck past them? Gonzaga, which has beaten only one NCAA tournament team – St. Mary’s, in the First Four – since December. Miami beat two in the past two days.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/17/2759179/decock-ncaa-snubbed-the-acc.html#storylink=omni_popular#wgt=pop#storylink=cpy

Ohio_Cane

Jim Larranaga with one of the best coaching speaches I've heard in a long time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4-MmRnt8-c&feature=youtu.be

Posted by: VfB_Cane | March 18, 2013 at 06:43 AM
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Ya, this speech is just fantastic. Great stuff

Ohio_Cane

I've taken some time to look over this Region, and it's a very winnable one.

I think Syracuse and Indiana will meet in the Sweet 16, so we'd play one of them if we make it to the 8 round.

Final Four is VERY possible.

raizecane

86 - I have no issue where Miami is seeded and the region. We get past Indiana and it's a done deal. You want to talk about a killer region, look at the mid-west. Louiville, Duke, Michigan State, Memphis....BRUTAL.

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