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Miami Basketball & March Madness: 'Canes Seeded 3rd in South Region

UM will head to Providence to take on Buffalo.

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Miami is dancing, as expected.

The Hurricanes (25-7) earned a 3rd seed in the South region and will face Buffalo (20-14)in the second round (including play in round) of the NCAA Tourney.


UM was eliminated in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on Friday Night by Virginia.

But Miami comes into the tourney playing well, with big wins over UVA, Louisville, and Notre Dame in the final two weeks of the season.

They played well in spurts in the conference tourney as well, but were victimized by a very good Hoos squad and a lot of questionable calls/non calls.

How will they fare in the Big Dance?

The 'Canes have the guard play, experience,  and defensive prowess to go deep.

A Sweet 16 appearance wouldn't be out of the question.

Certainly if they get hot, and find favorable match-ups, a trip to Houston and The Final Four is not out of the realm of possibility.

Miami could potentially face Arizona in the 3rd round, and some other big names are in their region as well:

Sheldon McClellan and Angel Rodriguez will need to lead the way.

Davon Reed needs to play his best ball of the season as well.

And Tonye Jekiri can not afford to get in foul trouble early in any of these contests.

But this is not the type of team any opponent is going to look forward to facing,

They come at you hard with McClellan, Reed, Ja'Quan Newton, and Rodriguez all excellent taking the ball to the hoop, and defending the perimeter.

When the jump shots are falling as well, they are as good as any team in the country.

Much, much more on UM's opponent, their seeding, and all the story lines of March Madness in the coming days right here on SOTU.

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