By WYATT GELLER
The ACC regular season title is at stake in the final week of regular season play for the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team. The Canes enter this week with a 12-4 mark in ACC, which is a half game back from North Carolina and a half game up on Virginia.
In order to win the regular season outright, the Canes must win their last two games and UNC must lose in Durham on Saturday against Duke. This is quite possible, if you ask me.
If Miami wins out and UNC beats Duke, then they share the ACC regular season title.
Packed in one of the best conferences in the country, the Canes have been able to come up with signature wins against Virginia, Duke and Louisville. They have been virtually unstoppable at home going undefeated in the ACC at the Bank United Center.
Senior Day against Louisville brought out the loudest crowd of the year and a resume booster for the Canes, as they still have a chance to get a 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Washington, D.C., will be a tough test for the Canes, as they look to win the ACC tournament. They will likely receive a double bye into the quarterfinal round, as Louisville will not be competing.
The Canes have been flawless in neutral site games after dominating the Puerto Rico tournament where they beat ranked Utah and Butler.
I would like to see if the Canes can surpass their accomplishments from the 2012-13 season where they won both the regular season and ACC tournament and made it to the Sweet 16. This years team has the tools for a March Madness run, and it will be their best chance yet.