Miami Hurricanes men's basketball

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Miami Hurricanes
2014–15 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team
Miami Hurricanes athletic logo
University University of Miami
Conference ACC
Location Coral Gables, FL
Head coach Jim Larranaga (4th year)
Arena BankUnited Center
(Capacity: 7,972)
Nickname Hurricanes
Colors

Green and Orange

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2000, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1960, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2013
Conference tournament champions
2013
Conference regular season champions
2000, 2013
The BankUnited Center on the University of Miami campus is the home arena of the Hurricanes' men's and women's basketball teams.

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 from 1971-1985. In 1985, the Hurricanes resumed play 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 twice reached the NCAA Championship's "Sweet 16" (1999–2000 and 2012–2013). This past 2013-2014 season the Hurricanes finished with an overall record of 17-16 and an ACC record of 7 -11. They did not reach the NCAA Tournament.

The Hurricanes are coached by Jim Larranaga and play their home games at the BankUnited Center.

Program history[edit]

Season records since rejoining Division I in 1985[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Bill Foster (Independent) (1985–1990)
1985–1986 Bill Foster 14–14
1986–1987 Bill Foster 15–16
1987–1988 Bill Foster 17–14
1988–1989 Bill Foster 19–12
1989–1990 Bill Foster 13–15
Bill Foster: 78–71
Leonard Hamilton (Independent) (1990–1991)
1990–1991 Leonard Hamilton 9–19
Leonard Hamilton (Big East Conference) (1991–2000)
1991–1992 Leonard Hamilton 8–24 1–17 10th
1992–1993 Leonard Hamilton 10–17 7–11 9th
1993–1994 Leonard Hamilton 7–20 0–18 10th
1994–1995 Leonard Hamilton 15–13 9–9 5th NIT First Round
1995–1996 Leonard Hamilton 15–13 8–10 4th (Big East 7)
1996–1997 Leonard Hamilton 16–13 9–9 T–4th (Big East 7) NIT First Round
1997–1998 Leonard Hamilton 18–10 11–7 2nd (Big East 7) NCAA First Round
1998–1999 Leonard Hamilton 23–7 15–3 2nd NCAA Second Round
1999–2000 Leonard Hamilton 23–11 13–3 T–1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Leonard Hamilton: 144–147 73–87
Perry Clark (Big East Conference) (2000–2004)
2000–2001 Perry Clark 16–13 8–8 T–3rd (East) NIT First Round
2001–2002 Perry Clark 24–8 10–6 2nd (East) NCAA First Round
2002–2003 Perry Clark 11–17 4–12 T–6th (East)
2003–2004 Perry Clark 14–16 4–12 T–12th
Perry Clark: 65–54 26–38
Frank Haith (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2004–2011)
2004–2005 Frank Haith 16–13 7–9 T–6th NIT First Round
2005–2006 Frank Haith 18–16 7–9 T–7th NIT Quarterfinals
2006–2007 Frank Haith 12–20 4–12 12th
2007–2008 Frank Haith 23–11 8–8 T–5th NCAA Second Round
2008–2009 Frank Haith 19–13 7–9 T–7th NIT Second Round
2009–2010 Frank Haith 20–13 4–12 12th
2010–2011 Frank Haith 21–15 6–10 9th NIT Quarterfinals
Frank Haith: 129–101 43–69
Jim Larranaga (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2011–present)
2011–2012 Jim Larranaga 20–13 9–7 6th NIT Second Round
2012–2013 Jim Larranaga 29–7 15–3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2013–2014 Jim Larranaga 17–16 7–11 10th
Jim Larranaga: 66–36 31–21
Total: 482–409

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Hurricanes have appeared in the NCAA Tournament seven times. Their combined record is 6–7.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1960 First Round WKU L 84–107
1998 #11 First Round #6 UCLA L 62–65
1999 #2 First Round
Second Round
#15 Lafayette
#10 Purdue
W 75–54
L 63–73
2000 #6 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#11 Arkansas
#3 Ohio State
#7 Tulsa
W 75–71
W 75–62
L 71–80
2002 #5 First Round #12 Missouri L 80–93
2008 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Saint Mary's
#2 Texas
W 78–64
L 72–75
2013 #2 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Pacific
#7 Illinois
#3 Marquette
W 78–49
W 63–59
L 61–71

NIT results[edit]

The Hurricanes have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) ten times. Their combined record is 5–10.

Year Round Opponent Result
1961 First Round Saint Louis L 56–58
1963 First Round
Quarterfinals
St. Francis
Providence
W 71–70
L 96–106
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
2006 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Oklahoma State
Creighton
Michigan
W 62–59
W 53–52
L 65–71
2009 First Round
Second Round
Providence
Florida
W 78–66
L 60–74
2012 First Round
Second Round
Valparaiso
Minnesota
W 66–50
L 60–78

Notable players[edit]

Honored players[edit]

Note: Honored Players are those former players who have had their jerseys retired to the BankUnited Center rafters.

# Player Career Inducted
24 Rick Barry 1962–65 1976
40 Tim James 1995–99 1999
13 Dick Hickox 1958–61 2010
11 Don Curnutt 1967–70 2010
33 Jack McClinton 2006–09 2010

National Player of the Year[edit]

2013 - Shane Larkin, Lute Olson National Player of the Year[1]

All-Americans[edit]

1960 - Dick Hickox, AP Second Team
[2] 1965 - Rick Barry, Consensus First Team
[3] 1970 - Don Curnutt, AP Second Team
[4] 1999 - Tim James, AP Third Team
[5] 2013 - Shane Larkin, AP Second Team, John Wooden All-American, Bob Cousy Award Finalist, John R. Wooden Award Finalist[6]

ACC Player of the Year[edit]

2013 - Shane Larkin[7] (Coaches)

All-ACC Teams[edit]

First Team All-ACC:
Jack McClinton, 2008, 2009[8]
Shane Larkin, 2013[9]

Second Team All-ACC:
Guillermo Diaz, 2005, 2006[10]
Kenny Kadji, 2013[11]

Third Team All-ACC:
Robert Hite, 2006[12]
Jack McClinton, 2007[13]
Malcolm Grant, 2011[14]
Kenny Kadji, 2012[15]

ACC All-Rookie Team:
Durand Scott, 2010[16]
Shane Larkin, 2012[17]

ACC All-Defensive Team:
Anthony King, 2005[18]
Shane Larkin, 2013[19]
Durand Scott, 2013[20]

ACC All-Tournament Team:
Shane Larkin, 2013 (MVP)[21]
Durand Scott, 2013[22]
Julian Gamble, 2013 (2nd Team)[23]
Trey McKinney Jones, 2013 (2nd Team)[24]

Big East Player of the Year[edit]

1999 - Tim James[25]

All-Big East Teams[edit]

First Team All-Big East:
Tim James, 1998, 1999[26]
Johnny Hemsley, 1999[27]

Second Team All-Big East:
Tim James, 1997[28]
Johnny Hemsley, 2000[29]
Darius Rice, 2002[30]
John Salmons, 2002[31]
Darius Rice, 2004[32]

Third Team All-Big East:
Constantin Popa, 1993, 1995[33]
Mario Bland, 2000[34]
John Salmons, 2001[35]
James Jones, 2002[36]
Darius Rice, 2003[37]

Big East All-Rookie Team:
Steven Edwards, 1993[38]
Kevin Norris, 1995[39]
Tim James, 1996[40]
Darius Rice, 2001[41]
Guillermo Diaz, 2004[42]

Big East All-Tournament Team:
Jerome Scott, 1992[citation needed]
Tim James, 1999[43]
Marcus Barnes, 2002[44]

2014-2015 roster[edit]

Name Position Year No. Height Weight Hometown High School
Ja'Quan Newton G Fr. 0 6–2 185 Philadelphia, Pa. Neumann-Goretti High School
Deandre Burnett G RFr. 1 6–2 195 Miami, Fla. Carol City HS
Joe Thomas F Gr. 2 6–7 245 Miami, Fla. (Niagara) Miami Krop
Davon Reed G So. 5 6–6 208 Ewing, N.J. Princeton Day School (N.J.)
Sheldon McClellan G RJr. 10 6–5 205 Houston, Texas Bellaire
Mike Fernandez G So. 11 6-1 190 Coral Gables, Fla. Belen Jesuit
James Palmer G Fr. 12 6–5 200 Washington, D.C. Saint John's College HS
Angel Rodriguez G RJr. 13 5-11 180 Cupey, P.R. Miami Krop HS
Manu Lecomte G So. 20 5–11 170 Brussels, Belgium Athene des Pagodes
Kamari Murphy F Jr. 21 6–8 216 Brooklyn, N.Y. Lincoln/IMG
Omar Sherman F Fr. 22 6–8 260 Duncanville, Texas Duncanville
Tonye Jekiri C Jr. 23 7–0 244 Hialeah, Fla. Champagnat Catholic
Ivan Cruz Uceda F Jr. 33 6-10 237 Madrid, Spain Harcum College (Pa.)
Chris Stowell F Fr. 35 6-6 190 Exter, H.H. Tilton School (N.H.)/Exter[45]

*Transfer from Mississippi State - sitting out 2012-2013 season.

Coaches[edit]

# Name Term GC W L Win% Achievements Reference
1 Art Webb 1926-28, 1930–31 30 18 12 .600 [46]
2 Tom McCann 1928-29, 1931–32 37 30 7 .811 [47]
3 Hart Morris 1938-42, 1946–52 201 119 82 .592 [48]
4 W.H. Steers 1945-46 13 8 5 .615 [citation needed]
5 Dave Wike 1952-54 36 14 22 .389 [49]
6 Bruce Hale 1954-67 332 220 112 .663 [50]
7 Ron Godfrey 1967-71 104 47 57 .452 [51]
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 [52]
9 Leonard Hamilton 1990-2000 291 144 147 .495 Big East Coach of the Year (1995,1999); UPI National Coach of the Year (1995) [53]
10 Perry Clark 2000-04 119 65 54 .546 [54]
11 Frank Haith 2004-11 230 129 101 .561 [55]
12 Jim Larranaga 2011–present 102 66 36 .647 ACC Coach of the Year, 2013; Henry Iba Award (Coach of the Year), 2013; Associated Press (Coach of the Year), 2013; Naismith Award (Coach of the Year), 2013 [56]

Storm Surge[edit]

Origins[edit]

Storm Surge is the official student section of Miami Hurricanes men's and women's basketball. It was founded in 2011 by students Tyler Franz and Alex Achorn. 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.[57] As student capacity at the BUC is limited, students are admitted on a first come, first serve basis, with students often arriving hours beforehand or camping out to get the best seats.

Traditions[edit]

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.

Larrañaga Lawn[edit]

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.

National attention[edit]

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 Today[58] and was featured on national programs such as PTI, SportsCenter, and CBS's documentary "March Madness Fandemonium".[59] 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.

Facilities[edit]

Miami Beach Auditorium[edit]

Miami Beach Convention Hall[edit]

James L. Knight Center (1985-1988)[edit]

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 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.

Miami Arena (1988-2002)[edit]

Main article: Miami Arena

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.

BankUnited Center (2002-present)[edit]

Main article: BankUnited Center

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.[60] The 7,972-seat venue, known on-campus as "The BUC", has also hosted concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, and general university events. The BankUnited Center is served by the Miami Metrorail at the University Station.

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