|University||University of Miami|
|All-time record||1,043–766 (.577)|
|Head coach||Jim Larrañaga (10th season)|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Location||Coral Gables, Florida|
|Arena|| Watsco Center |
|Student section||Storm Surge|
|Colors||Orange, Green, and White |
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|2000, 2013, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|1999, 2000, 2008, 2013, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1960, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represents the University of Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The team began play in 1926, but was dropped by the University of Miami in 1971. In 1985, fourteen years later, the Hurricanes resumed play as an independent and joined the Big East Conference in 1991, winning the Big East regular season title in 2000. In 2004, in conjunction with the rest of the Miami athletic program, the team moved to the ACC. In 2012–2013, the team won its first regular season ACC championship as well as its first ACC tournament championship. The team has reached the NCAA Championship's "Sweet 16" three times (1999–2000, 2012–2013, and 2015–2016). In the 2014–2015 season, they reached the final of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The Hurricanes are currently coached by Jim Larrañaga and play their home games at the Watsco Center.
Perry Clark took over the program at Miami in 2000 and spent four seasons with the Hurricanes, where he led them to a 65-54 (.546) record. In his first three seasons with the program, he accumulated 51 wins, the most ever by a Hurricane coach, and became the only Miami coach to take the Hurricanes to the postseason in each of his first two seasons.
Clark's 2001-02 Hurricane squad finished 24-8 and received the school's fourth NCAA Tournament berth and set a school record for wins in a season. Included in the 24 wins were a school-record 14 consecutive victories to open the season. His Hurricanes were not ranked in the preseason, but were ranked for the final 13 weeks of the campaign, ending the year No. 21 according to the Associated Press.
Frank Haith was hired on April 11, 2004 and tasked with leading the Hurricanes into the Atlantic Coast Conference. In his first season, Haith took a team that was coming off two straight losing seasons and picked to finish last in the ACC and guided it to the postseason for the first time since 2002. As a result, Haith was a finalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year Award.
Haith again took Miami to the NIT in 2005, and the Hurricanes won their first two games before bowing out in a loss to the Michigan Wolverines. It was just the second time in Miami's basketball history that the Hurricanes had won back-to-back postseason games.
Haith reached just one NCAA Tournament as the head coach at Miami, leading the Hurricanes to a second-round appearance in 2008. The next season, Haith's team returned four starters, including sharpshooter Jack McClinton.Miami began the season ranked 16th in the USA Today/ESPN pre-season poll, and the media picked it to finish fourth in the ACC. However, Miami finished below .500 in conference play and missed the NCAA Tournament, instead participating in the NIT. The following season, Haith's team finished in last place in the ACC.
Haith has also led the Hurricanes to success off-the-court. Under Haith's tenure, all 8 Miami senior basketball players who have completed their eligibility have earned their degrees. Miami also placed three players on the ACC All-Academic basketball team for the 2004–2005 season, more than any school in the conference.
On April 22, 2011, Jim Larrañaga accepted the head coaching position at the University of Miami.In his first season at Miami, he led the team to a 9–7 record in-conference. It marked the school's first ever winning record in the ACC.
In his second season, Larrañaga led the Hurricanes to arguably their best season since the Rick Barry era. They won the ACC regular-season title (the first time in 11 years, and only the fourth time in 32 years, that a team from North Carolina had not won at least a share of the title). The highlight of the season was an unprecedented 90-63 rout of #1 ranked Duke. That win was Miami's first-ever defeat of a top-ranked team, and the largest margin of defeat for a #1 team ever.
On March 17, 2013, Larrañaga coached the Hurricanes to the ACC tournament title—the first tournament title in the program's history — with an 87-77 win over North Carolina. On April 4, 2013, Larrañaga was voted the Associated Press' college basketball coach of the year.A week later, the Hurricanes advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with their school-record 29th win. The season ended the following weekend with a loss to Marquette. He claimed the Hurricanes had not enough energy to win the game because of Reggie Johnson's injury and Shane Larkin's sickness.
The Hurricanes have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 10 times. Their combined record is 8–10.
|1960||First Round||WKU||L 84–107|
|1998||#11||First Round||#6 UCLA||L 62–65|
#3 Ohio State
|2002||#5||First Round||#12 Missouri||L 80–93|
|#10 Saint Mary's|
#11 Wichita State
|2017||#8||First Round||#9 Michigan State||L 58–78|
|2018||#6||First Round||#11 Loyola (IL)||L 62–64|
The Hurricanes have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 11 times. Their combined record is 9–11.
|1961||First Round||Saint Louis||L 56–58|
|1964||First Round||Saint Joseph's||L 76–86|
|1995||First Round||Penn State||L 56–62|
|1997||First Round||Michigan||L 63–76|
|2001||First Round||Auburn||L 60–58|
|2005||First Round||South Carolina||L 67–69|
|North Carolina Central|
"Honored" players are those former athletes who have had their jerseys hanging at the Watsco Center rafters, although those numbers are not officially retired.
2013 – Shane Larkin, Lute Olson National Player of the Year
2013 – Shane Larkin(Coaches)
First Team All-ACC:
Second Team All-ACC:
Third Team All-ACC:
ACC All-Rookie Team:
ACC All-Defensive Team:
ACC All-Tournament Team:
1999 – Tim James
First Team All-Big East:
Second Team All-Big East:
Third Team All-Big East:
Big East All-Rookie Team:
Big East All-Tournament Team:
|1||Art Webb||1926–28, 1930–31||30||18||12||.600|
|2||Tom McCann||1928–29, 1931–32||37||30||7||.811|
|3||Hart Morris||1938–42, 1946–52||201||119||82||.592|
|4||W.H. Steers||1945–46||13||8||5||.615||[ citation needed ]|
|University of Miami men's basketball program on hiatus from 1971–72 through 1984–85 seasons|
|8||Bill Foster||1985–90||149||78||71||.523|| |
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|12||Jim Larrañaga||2011–present||303||190||113||.627||ACC Coach of the Year, 2013 and 2016; Henry Iba Award (Coach of the Year), 2013; Associated Press (Coach of the Year), 2013; Naismith Award (Coach of the Year), 2013|
Storm Surge is the official student section of Miami Hurricanes men's and women's basketball. It was founded in 2011. Prior to Storm Surge's creation, Miami had been victim to years of inconsistent student attendance and a lack of student interest in the basketball program, and prior attempts to create a lasting student section such as "UBeach" and "Haith's Faithful" were largely unsuccessful. Storm Surge works directly with Miami's athletic department to enhance the game day experience and encourage greater involvement from the student body. Storm Surge began with 500 members, but saw average student attendance jump to over 1,100 for ACC games in 2012–2013, its second season.As student capacity at the BUC is limited, students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, with students often arriving hours beforehand or camping out to get the best seats.
Storm Surge has become famous for its creative and unique free throw chants and distractions, digging up embarrassing facts and pictures of opposing players, and its slogan, "Pack The BUC," which can be seen on T-shirts, signs, and promotional materials at UM home games. Like many student sections, Storm Surge distributes cheer sheets prior to each game, detailing specific cheers for that game. The group also has the ability to create cheers on the fly through the use of a large whiteboard at the front of the student section, which is used to coordinate all cheers.
Storm Surge's official color is orange, and all members wear orange to every game. The student section is situated behind both baskets and consists of bleacher seating and traditional seating. As bleacher seating is closest to the floor, the students in the bleachers are typically the team's biggest supporters. Before each game, Storm Surge sings the national anthem together, even if the anthem is being sung by an individual performer. During opposing teams' introductions, students turn around to face away from the court and throw up "The U." During Miami's home introductions, the student section links arms and rocks left to right, going faster and faster before erupting into cheers for the Hurricanes. For Miami's free throws, students hold up one finger, all jumping once on a made free throw and twice on the second free throw if both free throws are made.
Storm Surge also organizes watch parties and live online blogs for every away game. These events are open to all students and typically take place on campus. Following major road wins, the group gathers at the BankUnited Center to greet and congratulate the returning Hurricanes team, a tradition that has since carried over to football. Membership in the organization also entitles students to exclusive meet and greets with players, priority seating to games, and promotions and giveaways.
In 2012, due to unprecedented demand for student tickets to the January 23 game against the #1 ranked Duke Blue Devils, students camped out on an adjacent field to the BankUnited Center, which was promptly dubbed "Larrañaga Lawn," after Coach Jim Larrañaga. Students camped out for several other games during the 2012–2013 season, including sold out contests against FSU and UNC. Coach Jim Larrañaga and members of the team always greet students lined up on Larrañaga Lawn both the night before the game and again on game day, often bringing food to students in line. Lawn sports such as football, frisbee, and Kan-jam have become popular ways for students in line to pass the time on Larrañaga Lawn.
Storm Surge made national headlines in 2012 during Miami's home game against UNC, when students chanted "Austin Rivers" at UNC free throw shooter Tyler Zeller, whom Rivers had hit a buzzer beater over in UNC's previous game. Storm Surge was again in the national spotlight following Miami's 90–63 rout of Duke in January 2013 when students rushed the court in celebration. The student section has been praised by many notable visitors, including Miami basketball alum Jimmy Graham, Warren Sapp, Dick Vitale, and Carlos Boozer.
In 2013, Storm Surge received a number of accolades, including three of the "Best Fan Signs in College Basketball" by USA Todayand was featured on national programs such as PTI, SportsCenter, and CBS's documentary "March Madness Fandemonium". In addition, it was recognized as one of the toughest ACC venues by ESPN during numerous broadcasts throughout the season. On January 24, 2013, Storm Surge was featured on the front page of The Miami Herald following Miami's win over Duke. On February 9, 2013, Storm Surge was featured on the landing page of ESPN.com following Miami's blowout home win over UNC.
On November 12, 1985, the Knight Sports Complex was dedicated at a gala banquet that was held on the basketball courts of the new structure. CBS basketball analyst Billy Packer served as the evening’s guest speaker for an event that welcomed more than 500 guests to the on-campus home of Hurricane basketball. The facility served as the practice home to the men’s and women’s basketball programs, while also housing the men’s basketball coaching staff offices until the team moved to Miami Arena in 1988. In addition, the Knight Sports Complex enabled the athletic program to more than double the size of the existing strength room, while also providing meeting rooms and lecture rooms for all of Miami’s student-athletes.
The Hurricanes called Miami Arena home from 1988 until December 2002. The downtown arena attracted large crowds for marquee opponents as the program began play in the Big East Conference in 1991. The school shared the facility with the NBA's Miami Heat and the NHL's Florida Panthers until each respective professional franchise built newer stadiums.
After years of planning, Hurricanes basketball finally moved on-campus on January 4, 2003 when the Hurricanes defeated No. 22 North Carolina in overtime to christen the opening of the Convocation Center (nicknamed the "Convo"). The $48 million facility was funded through private donations, though was later renamed the BankUnited Center in 2005.In 2016, the University announced the renaming of the facility as the Watsco Center. The 7,972-seat venue has also hosted concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, and general university events. The Watsco Center is served by the Miami Metrorail at the University Station.
James Joseph Larrañaga is an American college basketball coach and the head men's basketball coach of the University of Miami, a position he has held since 2011. Previously, he served as the head men's basketball coach at American International College from 1977 to 1979, Bowling Green State University from 1986 to 1997, and George Mason University from 1997 to 2011, where he coached the Patriots to 13 consecutive winning seasons and became a media sensation during the Patriots' improbable run to the Final Four of the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. Larrañaga won several national coach of the year awards in 2013 and has won over 600 games as a head coach.
Frank James Haith Jr. is the men's basketball head coach for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Haith had previously been the head coach at the University of Miami and the University of Missouri.
The Miami Hurricanes are the intercollegiate varsity sports teams that represent the University of Miami, located in the Coral Gables suburb of Miami, Florida. In box scores for sporting events, the Hurricanes sports teams are usually referred to as Miami (FL) to differentiate from the Miami RedHawks, an NCAA Division I school located in Oxford, Ohio. They compete in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The university fields 15 athletic teams for 17 varsity sports. Men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, diving, football, tennis, and track and field. Women's teams compete in basketball, cross-country, swimming and diving, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. UM has approximately equal participation by male and female varsity athletes in these sports.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year is a basketball award given to head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The award is granted to the head coach voted to be the most successful that season by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, and since the 2012–13 season has also been awarded in separate voting by the league's coaches. The award was first given following the 1953–54 season, the first year of the conference's existence, to Everett Case of NC State. The first winner of the coaches' award was Jim Larrañaga of Miami (FL)a in 2013.
The 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November with the 2K Sports Classic and ended with the Final Four in Atlanta, April 6–8.
The 2012–13 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represented the University of Miami during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hurricanes, led by second-year head coach Jim Larrañaga, played their home games at the BankUnited Center and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. With a veteran roster, the Hurricanes finished the regular season with a conference record of 15–3 and won the ACC regular season championship. This marked the program's first-ever outright regular season conference championship. They entered the ACC Tournament as the top-seed and received a first-round bye. After defeating Boston College and NC State, they beat North Carolina to capture the 2013 ACC tournament championship and became the first ACC school other than Duke or North Carolina to win both the ACC regular season and tournament championships in the same season since the 1974 NC State team. The Hurricanes were selected as a 2-seed in the South Region of the 2013 NCAA Tournament and beat 15-seed Pacific in the second round. The Hurricanes beat 7-seed Illinois in the third round to advance to the sweet sixteen where they lost to Marquette. They finished the season 29–7.
The 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 14–17 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. For the second consecutive year, a team from the state of Florida captured its first-ever ACC Men's Basketball Tournament title, as the Miami Hurricanes won the championship. The 2013 tournament was the final ACC Tournament with 12 teams, as Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame joined the ACC for the 2013–14 season.
DeShane Davis Larkin is an American-Turkish professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League. He also represents the senior Turkish national team. He played college basketball for the University of Miami. He was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, where he was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He last played in the NBA in 2018 with the Boston Celtics. Larkin is the son of Hall of Fame baseball player Barry Larkin.
The 2014–15 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represents the University of Miami during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hurricanes, led by fourth year head coach Jim Larrañaga, play their home games at the BankUnited Center and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team has had wins at Duke, Syracuse and Florida, all on the road. They finished the season 25–13, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Notre Dame. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated North Carolina Central, Alabama, Richmond and Clemson to advanced to the NIT championship game where they lost to Stanford.
The 2016–17 Miami hurricanes women's basketball team will represent the University of Miami during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Hurricanes, led by twelfth-year head coach Katie Meier, play their home games at the Watsco Center and are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 24–9, 10–6 in ACC play to finish in sixth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to Duke. They received an at-large bid of the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Florida Gulf Coast in the first round before getting upset by Quinnipiac in the second round.
The 2016–17 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represented the University of Miami during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hurricanes were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They were led by sixth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga and played their home games at the Watsco Center on the university's campus in Coral Gables, Florida. They finished the season 21–12, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for seventh place. They defeated Syracuse in the second round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to North Carolina. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 9 seed in the Midwest region. There they lost in the First Round to Michigan State.
The 2017–18 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represented the University of Miami during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by seventh-year head coach Jim Larrañaga, they played their home games at the Watsco Center on the university's campus in Coral Gables, Florida as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They finished the season 22–10, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in a four-way tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament to North Carolina. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the First Round to Loyola–Chicago.
The 2018–19 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represented the University of Miami during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by eighth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga, they played their home games at the Watsco Center on the university's campus in Coral Gables, Florida as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
The 2018–19 Miami hurricanes women's basketball team represented the University of Miami during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Hurricanes, led by fourteenth-year head coach Katie Meier, play their home games at the Watsco Center and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 25–9, 10–6 in ACC play to finish in a tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Tournament to Syracuse. They received an at-large bid of the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Florida Gulf Coast in the first round before losing to Arizona State in the second round.
The 2019–20 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represented the University of Miami during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by ninth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga, they played their home games at the Watsco Center on the university's campus in Coral Gables, Florida as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
The 2019–20 Miami hurricanes women's basketball team represented the University of Miami during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Hurricanes, led by fifteenth-year head coach Katie Meier, played their home games at the Watsco Center and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Christopher Lykes is an American college basketball player for the Arkansas Razorbacks of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). He previously played for the Miami Hurricanes.
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