2012-2013 Hurricanes Basketball Season

HurikaneMarc

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Hey guys so I came across this fun story about how the 2012-13 MIAMI Hurricanes basketball team still thinks that they should have won it all that amazing season. 7 years later they're still adamant that they expected to win it all, as did quite a few of us fans I am sure. I'll attach the link here.. Enjoy!

I remember that team. We won the ACC and we were a 2 seed in the tourney. I was one of those that felt like we COULD win it all but I wouldn't have bet on it. But I thought at least we'd make the great 8.

It was still a great run though.
 

Allabouttheu95

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That’s a stretch but it was our Best chance no doubt. Marquette and buzz Williams had their way with us.
 

Gables Canes

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We didn't play well in the big dance. We had to eek out a win against a mediocre Illinois team, and then Marquette destroyed us in the sweet 16. We even struggled some with our first round opponent too (Pacific I think it was?).
 

caneworld

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Winning sweet 16 and beyond requires a different attitude... almost a tough, serious approach from players, with relentless game planning and focus.

Not being unappreciative of Coach L but he is more into the "have fun and no tension" approach to bball. That can take us only so far... and will almost always underachieve when it matters
 
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Gables Canes

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In fact, I'd argue we haven't played particularly well in any big dance appearance under L. We have under performed our seeding every time.

2012-2013 #2 seed and lost in the sweet 16 to #3 seed Marquette (under performed seeding. The win against Illinois also wasn't a good performance. This team greatly underachieved in the tourney)
2015-2016 #3 seed and lost in the sweet 16 to #2 seed Villanova (performed on par with seeding - both wins against lower seeded opponents - Buffalo and Wichita State were nail biters)
2016-2017 #8 seed and lost in the first round to #9 seed Michigan State (under performed seeding)
2017-2018 #6 seed and lost in the first round to #11 seed Loyola (under performed seeding)

I almost had to do a double take when going back and looking at the results. I could've sworn we've been to the tourney under L more than 4 times, but we haven't. We really need to get back to make consistent tourney appearances again starting with this season.
 

Allabouttheu95

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In fact, I'd argue we haven't played particularly well in any big dance appearance under L. We have under performed our seeding every time.

2012-2013 #2 seed and lost in the sweet 16 to #3 seed Marquette (under performed seeding. The win against Illinois also wasn't a good performance. This team greatly underachieved in the tourney)
2015-2016 #3 seed and lost in the sweet 16 to #2 seed Villanova (performed on par with seeding - both wins against lower seeded opponents - Buffalo and Wichita State were nail biters)
2016-2017 #8 seed and lost in the first round to #9 seed Michigan State (under performed seeding)
2017-2018 #6 seed and lost in the first round to #11 seed Loyola (under performed seeding)

I almost had to do a double take when going back and looking at the results. I could've sworn we've been to the tourney under L more than 4 times, but we haven't. We really need to get back to make consistent tourney appearances again starting with this season.
We have some serious L homers on this board so be careful. Given the talent we have had during his tenure we have underperformed
 
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