Marquette basketball tries to “pass the test” versus Miami

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For the third straight season, Marquette basketball has advanced to the Sweet 16.  Ohio State, Kansas, and Florida are the only other programs that share that distinction.  Unlike the Buckeyes, Jayhawks, and Gators though, the Golden Eagles have been unable to take the next step and get to the Elite 8.  Thursday night versus Miami FL, MU will try to pass the test and get over the hump.

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#56 Miami Hurricanes: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Poor Jim Larranaga.  He left a stable George Mason (no, not the former director of CTU) program to walk into a potential mess with the Miami Hurricanes.  Meanwhile, Frank Haith bolted The U at the perfect time, right before the storm hit and scandal rocked the University’s athletic department.  Add in serious injuries to a pair of big men and Larranaga will have his hands full this season with the ‘Canes.

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